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The Master 40 fluid head is the ideal support for heavy duty broadcast camera packages, fully decked with boxed lenses and viewfinder, with a capacity up to 52 kg (115 lbs)


The camera counterbalance system is the patented steel cable technology and ensures a perfect balance at any angle of a unique +/- 90 degrees tilt range.


Fluid drag control features Cartoni’s patented “planetary” fluid system, performing from freewheeling to consistent maximum drag, in both pan and tilt movements.



Key features

  • +/- 90° tilt range
  • Flat Mitchell base
  • Continuous fluid drag and continuous counterbalance
  • Perfect balance at any tilt angle
  • Ergonomic brake levers and operating knobs
  • Horizontal lock
  • Large sliding camera platform with quick release
  • dovetail camera plate (ordered separately)
  • Digital readouts and illuminated spirit level
  • Telescopic pan bar (second pan bar ordered separately)



Register your product within 30 days from date of purchase/invoice to receive further two (2) year warranty for the unprecedented free five (5) year warranty.




Technical Data

15 kg
33 lbs
Minimum Payload Capacity
5 kg
11 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity
52 kg
115 lbs
Bowl Diameter
Fluid Drag
Tilt Range
Operational temperature
-40°/+60° Celsius
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Manuals Master40 User manual v2.0

Compatible products

PP Case Master Mk2 – Master 30 – Maxima 30

Fly Case Maxima 5.0 – Master 40

Telescopic Pan bar Master 40 – Master 65 – Magnum

Tie down knob Master – Maxima series

Short Pan bar Master 40 – Master 65 – Magnum

Telescopic pan bar Master 40 – Master 65 – Magnum