Sachtler Introduces FSB4 Fluid Head

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Sun, 03/22/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sachtler has introduced the FSB4 fluid head. With a payload ranging from 0-8.8 lbs (0-4 kg) the FSB4 is ideal for users of HDV cameras. This professional head offers Sachtler's renowned features such as aluminum housing three-step damping and five-step counterbalance. In addition the FSB4 incorporates Sachtler's proven SpeedBalance technology enabling fast and precise balancing. 

The FSB4 is the newest head in the Sachtler range that includes the FSB 2 and FSB 6. The new head is specially designed for compact cameras fully equipped with professional accessories. “Its payload of up to 8.8 lbs (4 kg) provides camera support for almost every HDV camera” says Ali Ahmadi product manager for Sachtler. “What's more the new head perfectly meets our clients' expectations regarding robustness reliability and durability.” The FSB 4 has an integrated flat base fitting and interfaces with tripods with 75mm bowls. With three horizontal and three vertical steps of damping as well as a five-step counterbalance the FSB4 allows the camera operator to perform smooth movements under any conditions.

The FSB 4 may also be paired with Sachtler's SOOM multifunctional tripod system that offers height from eight inches to eight feet (20cm to 250cm).   Another accessory that enhances FSB4 functionality is the FSB CELL power supply a 7.2 V battery with a storage capacity of 10.5 Ah that mounts directly between the camera and the FSB4.