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Miller Compass 12 Solo DV 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod System (1870)

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Compass 12 Solo DV 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod System

The Compass 12 Solo DV Carbon Fibre system consists of the newly released Compass 12 fluid head and the ultra light yet rigid Solo DV 2-Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod. The system is designed to suit payload capacities from DSLR to DV camera set-ups with features including selectable smooth pan/tilt drags, illuminated bubble level, concentric self adjusting leg locks, light and high strength telescopic tubing and minimum travel length all offered in cost-effective system packages. This is the choice for DSLR/DV professionals on the go!

Three selectable positions of drag plus a zero position
Four selectable positions of counterbalance for payloads between 2-10 kg
Quick release sliding camera plate with 60mm travel
Illuminated bubble level
75mm Ball levelling
Solo DV 2-Stage Carbon Fibre tripod
3 Position Leg angle locks for a height range 234-1614 mm
Spikes with wind down rubber feet


Compass12 Fluid Head
Wide payload range of 2-10kg (4.4-22 lbs)
3 Selectable pan/tilt drag positions + 0
4 Selectable positions of counterbalance
Quick release camera plate with 60mm travel
Positive pan/tilt lock caliper brake system
Functional, accessible controls with illuminated bubble level
Water and dust proof

Sliding Range:
Payload Range:
2-10 kg
Payload Capacity:
10.00 kg (22 lbs)
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Camera Platform Type:
Quick release
Camera Plate:
Quick release camera plate with 60mm sliding range
75mm ball levelling
Tilt Drag:
3 Selectable fluid drag + 0
Tilt Range:
+90degrees / -75degrees
Tilt Lock:
positive lock caliper brake system
Pan Drag:
3 Selectable fluid drag + 0
Pan Range:
360 degrees
Pan Lock:
positive lock caliper brake system
Counter balance System:
4 Selectable Positions
Temperature Range:
-40 to 65degreesC
Pan Handle:
Standard black anodised pan handle with adjustable angle
Body Width:
90 mm (3.5 in)
Height Above Bowl:
171 mm (6.7 in)
Bubble level

The DS Softcase for 2-Stage tripods has padded carry straps for comfortable carrying with patented head-end cradle to protect the fluid head during transport. The Softcase is made from weatherproof cordura with heavy duty zippers on bag and all pockets. Weighing only 1.7kg and a transport length of 930mm this softcase is great protection for your tripod system.

Suits 2-stage systems
Padded carry straps
Patented head-end cradle protects fluid head during flight & vehicle transport
Heavy duty zippers on bag and all packets
Weatherproof Cordura construction

External Width:
210 mm (8.3 in)
External Length:
930 mm (36.6 in)
External Height:
210 mm (8.3 in)
1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
Accessories Head Cradle:
Accessories Carry Strap:
Accessories Pockets:

Solo DV Carry Strap
The ergonomic and air-cell padded 1520 SOLO Shoulder Strap can be fitted to all tripods and softcases in the Miller SOLO range. Made from weatherproof cordura and nylon materials, with anti-corrosive buckles and safety spring latches that can attach to all 75mm and 100mm SOLO tripods.

Safety Spring latch attaches to all 75mm & 100mm SOLO tripods
Ergonomic elastic ‘Padded Cell’ air-bubble shoulder support
Weatherproof Cordura/Nylon materials with anti-corrosive buckles

0.22 kg (0.5 lbs)
Maximum Length:
1110 mm (43.7 in)
Minimum Length:
900 mm (35.4 in)
Safety Spring latch
In-line Slide Buckle

Fixed length pan handle supplied with black handle carrier to suit Compass15 and Compass 20 Fluid Heads.

Supplied with black handle carrier for Compass15 and Compass20 Fluid Heads
Durable black anodised aluminium tubing

0.29 kg (0.6 lbs)
390 mm (15.4 in)

The 2-Stage telescoping SOLO DV carbon fibre tripod is designed for the single operator: quickly and securely setting up to 63′ (161cm), packing down to a compact 27′ (70cm) for transport; and hitting a low 9′ (23cm). Selectable leg angle locks ensure rapid stabilisation at any height, while the 75mm diecast alloy bowl and fluid head bubble level offers quick levelling, optimum torsional rigidity and durability under extreme field conditions.

Industry-Standard 75mm ball levelling
Unbelievable 12′ – 63′ height range
Ultra light Carbon, magnesium design
3-position Leg Angle locking – no spreader
2-Stage ring lock leg extension
Air Cell carry strap
Spike or wind-down rubber feet

Spreader Type:
No Spreader
Tripod Series:
Transport Length:
694 mm (27.3 in)
Payload Capacity:
20.00 kg (44.1 lbs)
Minimum Height:
234 mm (9.2 in)
Maximum Height:
1614 mm (63.5 in)
Carbon Fibre
Bowl Diameter:
75 mm (3 in)
Lock Type:
2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)