Sachtler Designs Fluid Head for Blackmagic Design’s Cinema Camera

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Sachtler has developed a fluid head system designed specifically for Blackmagic Design’s new Cinema Camera.

 The introduction of Blackmagic Design’s Cinema Camera has spawned a large assortment of film-style camera and lens accessories. Camera users mounting a variety of lenses and accessories find themselves dealing with a wide payload range from the bare-bones camera weight of 3.75 lbs (1.7kg) to over triple that. Sachtler’s FSB 6’s 2 - 13 lbs (1 to 6kg) payload range more than covers that span.

 With its 5 inch built-in monitor on the back of the camera’s housing many of the Cinema Camera’s users choose to operate using that screen in place of an external viewfinder. With little weight behind the camera’s tripod mounting tap the FSB 6’s 4.7-inch (120mm) sliding plate range is essential to placing the camera lens and accessory package squarely over the fluid head. The FSB 6’s 10 steps of counterbalance lets the user position the exact center of gravity over the head to keep the camera in place at any angle of tilt through the head’s entire +90°/-75° tilt range.

The FSB 6 also features three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag (+0) which provides Sachtler’s familiar pan and tilt feel and dependability.