Panhandles for the older Oconnor fluid heads are getting harder and harder to find, and many times the ones that you do manage to find have splines that have been damaged and will not slide into the receptor on the head. Add to this the fact that you were never able to really adjust the original panhandle to a comfortable position and the need for an upgrade becomes clear. Visual Products has developed a new top-plate and panhandle system that enables you to up-grade an Oconnor 50 head. This upgrade includes a modern, adjustable panhandle and optional sliding balance plate for easier payload balancing.
OPTION 1: Add NEW VP top-plate panhandle assembly (includes panhandle) and use your existing, non-sliding camera plate
OPTION 2: Add NEW VP top-plate panhandle assembly (includes panhandle) and a NEW sliding balance plate