The TANGO allows the camera operator to quickly level the horizon, regardless of the weight of the camera and lens selected. The TANGO is a convenient third axis: whatever fluid or geared head is chosen, the panoramic movement remains horizontal and the tilt stays vertical. The maneuvering of the fluid or gear head remains unchanged. The twin support and racks add further advantages to TANGO such as silence, steadiness and flexibility when moving your camera, and a locking position range of 90° degrees.
The TANGO Mark II offers the following improvements over the original Tango/Swing head:
Combined with the Sachtler™ Touch & Go automatic locking system, TANGO is the fastest third axis which is adaptable on any type of head.
Compared to his competitors, TANGO enjoys a considerable advantage of being able to rotate on the optical axis, allowing the camera operator to level the horizon on the fly without losing the framing. The thickness of the head is only 2.3".
TANGO allows you to safely and easily move your camera in giving a third axis of motion to your favorite two axes head.
The Tango allows you to very quickly and precisely level the horizon when operating your camera and using your favorite head.
It lives neatly below your favorite camera with a thickness of only 2". Whatever head chosen, the panoramic movement remains horizontal and the tilt stays vertical. So you will realize that the maneuvering of the fluid or gear head remains unchanged. The twin support and racks add further advantages to Tango such as silence and flexibility when moving, lightness and a locking position range of 90 degrees.
Over the past 20 years, "dutch" head devices have become popular in order to achieve scenes with more movement and impact. These devices can be divided in to two categories:
The purpose of the TANGO/SWING head is to allow any motion picture camera to rotate 90 degrees around its optical axis. That way the picture swings around its center, around the center cross of the ground glass.
Only the Tango/Swing head gives you a real spinning effect, because the subject remains within the frame, where with a conventional Dutch head the subject always gets off of the frame.
"Dutch" allows you to rotate the picture 45 degrees to the left or to the right.