Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch facilitate 360° rotation for
specialty camera shots.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Cartoni USA and Manios
Digital & Film will demonstrate the latest additions to Cartoni’s
award-winning line of camera accessories at two events this weekend in
Lambda 25 3rd Axis is an innovative, new accessory for
Cartoni’s Lambda 25, the industry standard nodal fluid head for specialty pan
and tilt shots. The new attachment allows operators to perform complete 360° rotation on a third
making it ideal for shooting underslung off a jib arm, dolly, crane or slider.
Total Dutch uses similar
technology to build  the next generation
of Cartoni’s popular Dutch head, expanding the canted angle to full 360° rotation. It can be quickly mounted to any
heavy-duty pan-and-tilt
head with just a few screws  and can accommodate
camera packages up to 25kg (55lbs.). Never before has full rotation on the optical
center of the camera imager been so readily available.
“Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch provide
operators with new freedom to be creative,” says Manios Digital & Film
President Steve Manios Jr. “It’s now possible to achieve 360-degreee rotation
with perfect control. And both products provide the Italian craftsmanship and
reliability that are Cartoni hallmarks.”
At Cine Gear Expo, the Total Dutch will be
on display in the Cartoni/Manios Digital & Film booth. In addition, the
Matthews Studio Equipment booth will demonstrate the Lambda 25 3rd
Axis mounted on an underslung Dutti Dolly.
Cartoni USA and Manios Digital & Film will also take part in
Matthews Studio Equipment’s annual Garage Sale Party, Sunday, June 4, in
Burbank. There, a Cartoni Lambda 25 head will be part of a free demonstration
put on by owner and founder Greg Flores. The Lambda will be
mounted to a classic 1964 Ford Thunderbird custom camera rig and used to
execute dramatic nodal camera moves.

Cartoni has been the industry leader in nodal
camera heads for more than 25 years. The company was awarded a 2016 Technical
Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) for the
development of Lambda 25. “Cartoni Lambda has become the go-to head for various
special effects shots,” explains Manios. “Compete rotation and panning of the
head is possible at the same time with a zero gravity feel. This weightlessness
is achieved by perfect balance of the camera’s weight on both the horizontal
and vertical axis.”

Cine Gear Expo
Exhibits: June 2 – 4
The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood
Manios Digital & Film, Booth 57
Mathews Studio Equipment Garage Sale Party
Sunday, June 4th, 2 – 6 p.m.
4520 W. Valerio St.
Burbank, CA 91505
About Manios Digital & Film
A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President
Steven Manios, Jr.,  Manios Digital &
Film has been bringing the world’s highest quality products to professional
filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The
company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the
globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It is an
authorized distributor for Cartoni, Vocas and Kinotehnik. By working closely
with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios
Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.
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