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World novelty from CULLMANN: The unique Hybrid ball heads CONCEPT ONE

15. July 2014

From photo to video in just a few seconds: With the new Hybrid ball heads CONCEPT ONE OH2.5V and OH4.5V the user can change between the two format in a split-second and thereby optimally use the possibilities of photo and video shoots with modern digital cameras.

The new CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads from CULLMANN stand for the “One For All” solution. This gives users the freedom, no matter whether photos or videos are to be taken. With the new Hybrid ball heads CULLMANN offers a world novelty, which meets this demand in a totally new way.

With this development CULLMANN has focussed on two characteristics: Simple operation and uncompromising quality. It only takes just a few flicks of the wrist to change the Hybrid ball head quickly and intuitively from photo to video mode. To do so one must only switch the Hybrid switch to VIDEO and then click the ball into place in the marked position. Thanks to the innovative Hybrid technology the photo ball head is converted to a 2-way video head in just a split-second.

Another novelty is the offset-free ball clamping of all Hybrid ball heads, a so-called equator clamping. By clamping the ball at its widest point, the equator, undesired readjustment of the previously adjusted finder image is no longer necessary when locking the ball. All Hybrid ball heads are made of aluminium with surface protecting powder coating.

Another novelty is the direct screw connection by means of a 3/8 inch fastening screw between CONCEPT ONE tripod heads and CONCEPT ONE tripods. This type of fastening prevents accidental loosening of the tripod head on the centre column. The standardized 3/8 inch connection thread makes the CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads compatible with all common manufacturers. For mounting the camera, the Hybrid ball heads are fitted with the new QRC-System* CONCEPT ONE OXC and thus UniQ/C and Arca compatible.

The new CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads are available as four different models. First of all CULLMANN differentiates between the size variants 2.5 and 4.5. These differ in the models 2.5V and 4.5V with photo/video Hybrid switch including a video guiding handle, and the models OH2.5 and OH4.5 as pure ball heads. The two models CONCEPT ONE OH4.5 and OH4.5V come with an additional stepless friction adjustment.

User who initially decided on a model without Hybrid switch are able to retrofit. With the video retrofit kit CONCEPT ONE OXC301 the models OH2.5 and OH4.5 con be converted to OH2.5V and OH4.5V - and give the user the free choice without being restricted by a previous purchasing decision.

With the launch of the CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads, the CONCEPT ONE tripod ranges will also be available with the new Hybrid ball heads in the future. The CONCEPT ONE range comprises the three basic models CONCEPT ONE 622, 625 and 628. The models vary by the diameter of the top tripod leg (22, 25 and 28 mm) and, as usual for CULLMANN, all models come with a sturdy foam padding of the top tripod leg. Models 625M and 628M additionally have a removable monopod. CULLMANN grants a 10 year manufacturer‘s warranty on all CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads and on CONCEPT ONE tripods.

The following model variants are now available: CONCEPT ONE 622 OH2.5V, CONCEPT ONE 625 OH2.5V, CONCEPT ONE 625M OH2.5V, CONCEPT ONE 628 OH4.5V and CONCEPT ONE 628M OH4.5V.

Advantages of the CONCEPT ONE Hybrid ball heads:

  • World novelty: Comfortable conversion from photo to video mode in a split-second by means of the unique Hybrid technology
  • Two in one: Sturdy ball head and precision 2-way video head for ambitious photo and video shootings
  • Twist-proof tripod head mounting via direct screw connection to the centre column on all CONCEPT ONE tripods
  • Offset free ball lock by equator clamping
  • Stepless friction adjustment of the ball lock on models OH4.2 and OH4.5V
  • Secure QRC-System* CONCEPT ONE OXC (UniQ/C and Arca compatible)
  • Retrofitting of models OH2.5/4.5 to OH2.5V/4.5V by means of the Hybrid retrofit kit CONCEPT ONE OXC301
  • 10 years manufacturer‘s warranty


Models:  

CONCEPT ONE OH Hybrid ball heads:  
CONCEPT ONE OH2.5
CONCEPT ONE OH4.5
CONCEPT ONE OH2.5V
CONCEPT ONE OH4.5V

CONCEPT ONE Video conversion kit:
CONCEPT ONE OXC 301

CONCEPT ONE tripods with Hybrid ball heads:
CONCEPT ONE 622 OH2.5V
CONCEPT ONE 625 OH2.5V
CONCEPT ONE 625M OH2.5V
CONCEPT ONE 628 OH4.5V
CONCEPT ONE 628M OH4.5V


*QRC-System is an abbreviation for CULLMANN Quick-Release Coupling System