Sachtler Unveils FSB Family of Camera Heads

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sachtler has introduced the FSB family a product line designed to provide a suitable head for every HDV camera as well as for DSLR cameras with video function. All FSB heads work with Sachtler Speedbalance technology that enables a fast and target-oriented counterbalance. Based on the construction principles of other classic Sachtler heads the FSB line offers no-compromise vibration damping which is extremely subtle and finely graded in comparison to other manufacturers in the same payload range. The FSB 4 fluid head is the smallest of the FSB line with a payload range of 0 to 9 pounds and is ideal for HDV camera users. Three horizontal and three vertical grades of drag as well as a dependable five-step counterbalance system guarantees the camera operator optimal handling. The FSB 4 has an integrated flat-based fitting and fits tripods with 75mm bowls. The exceptionally long sliding range (4.7 inches to 120 mm) of the Sachtler Snap & Go sideload mechanism and the 10-step counterbalance give the FSB 6 fluid head a special edge. Thus quick and smooth counterbalance is also possible with a payload range of (two to 13 pounds). The FSB 6 is ideal for using cameras that are equipped with accessories and is also alternatively offered with the Touch & Go camera plate. In addition it has three horizontal and three vertical grades of drag plus 0. With a payload range of 2 – 20 pounds the FSB 8 fluid head is versatile. It has a 10-step counterbalance as well as five horizontal and vertical grades of drag plus 0. It works with the tried and tested Sachtler features like Speedbalance and the self-illuminating Touch Bubble. The sideload technology that extends the sliding range of the camera is also practical. As with the FSB 6 the head is alternatively offered with the Touch & Go Plate. The FSB 6 T and FSB 8 T have parking positions for spare camera screws. Sachtler