Edelkrone’s FlexTilt Head 2 is a versatile tripod head with a unique hinge design, but the $150 accessory is now available for about $30 — and the cost of 3D-printing materials.
On Tuesday, June 11, Edelkrone launched the new Ortak line, the start of a series of co-manufactured photography accessories that can be printed at home.
The Ortak FlexTilt Head 3D is the first product in the series, a version of the $150 FlexTilt Head 2.
The tripod head uses a hinge-style design and friction for quick height adjustments, as well as adjusting the camera to more angles, such as for an overhead shot.
The Ortak line is co-manufactured, which means that while most of the parts are 3D printed, some are still provided by Edelkrone.
Photographers can buy the CNC machine aluminum parts for $30, download the 3D model and print and put together at home.