New Model of Industry-Favorite Includes Enhancements to Operational Control

OConnor is set to launch the new 2575E Platinum fluid head as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations. The 2575E will be unveiled exclusively at the Cinegear Expo in Los Angeles.

Founded in 1949 by Chadwell O’Connor, OConnor has a history of innovation, beginning with the development of the first fluid-damped camera head. O’Connor designed the fluid head to achieve smoother camera movements for filming steam trains, attracting the attention of fellow steam fanatic Walt Disney, and leading to a collaboration that established the company’s reputation.

The new 2575E builds on the lineage, with OConnor’s patented sinusoidal counterbalance system for accurate balance throughout the tilt range, and stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag with infinite drag adjustment for rapid whip pans and smooth long lens framing.

Key Features of the 2575E Platinum:

  • Payload Range: Supports 0 – 105 lbs at 6″ center-of-gravity height above the platform.
  • Stainless Steel Center Lock: Remains secure in both on and off positions.
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Cover: Upgrades plastic cover for the balance mechanism.
  • New Platform Release Mechanism: Allowing for single-handed operation.
  • Operator-Friendly Design: Intuitive controls easily accessible.

“As we mark OConnor’s 75th anniversary, the launch of the 2575E Platinum edition reflects both OConnor’s heritage and its ongoing contributions to the field of cinematography,” said Steve Turner, Head of Product Management at OConnor. “This new edition of the industry favorite builds on seven decades of engineering experience to provide cinematographers with the most reliable and precise camera support for ultra-smooth camera movements and high-quality shots.”

OConnor fluid heads have long been the support of choice on many Academy Award-winning films, starting with Disney’s The Living Desert in 1953 and continuing through to the present day with Barbie and Oppenheimer. OConnor itself has received two Academy Awards for Scientific and Engineering achievement.

The OConnor 2575E Platinum edition is available to order now from OConnor dealers and rental houses.

For more information about the 2575E Platinum and OConnor’s full range of products, visit www.ocon.com

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.