Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, presents the FSB family, that consists of the FSB 4 (0 9 lbs / 0 to 4 kg), FSB 6 (2 13 lbs / 1 to 6 kg) and FSB 8 ( 2 20 lbs / 1 to 9 kg) 75mm heads. The finely-tiered product line provides a suitable head robust, stable and reliable for every HDV camera, as well as for DSLR cameras with video function.
All FSB heads work with the tried and tested 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.
FSB 0 9 lbs / 4: 0 to 4 kg payload range.
The FSB 4 fluid head is the smallest of the FSB line with a payload range of 0 9 lbs / 0 to 4 kg and is ideal for HDV camera users. Three horizontal and three vertical grades of drag as well as a dependable 5-step counterbalance system guarantees the camera operator optimal handling. The FSB 4 has an integrated flat-based fitting and fits tripods with 75mm bowls.
FSB 6: 2 13 lbs / 1 to 6 kg payload range.
The exceptionally long sliding range (4.7 inch / 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 (2 13 lbs. / 1 to 6 kg). 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.
FSB 8: 2 20 lbs / 1 to 9 kg
With a payload range of 2 20 lbs / 1 to 9 kg, 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.
Team player: works with SOOM
Together with the SOOM multifunctional tripod system that can be used for lens height ranges of up to 98.4 / 250 cm, the FSB line is a strong team for every position. The fluid heads function as a modular system with the FSB CELL, a 7.2 V rechargeable camera battery that is directly placed between the camera and the fluid head. With a high capacity of 10.5 Ah, the FSB CELL not only provides carefree shooting, but also extends the sliding range of the camera-setup. The energy-saving, compact, and dimmable Reporter LED camera light can be powered directly by the FSB CELL.
Secure position: 75mm Tripod and Pedestal C I
In addition to SOOM, Sachtler offers three other tripods in the 75mm range that offer impressive stability and versatility: the lightweight Speed Lock 75 CF with quick release clamp as well as the ENG 75/2 D with two-fold extension and the DA 75 L, both with rotary clamp. Sachtler’s Pedestal C I can be used in small studios and for outside broadcasting. It can be set up quickly without tools and guarantees vibration-free ‘on air’ movement with its smooth-running lifting column.
Accessories: adapter for FSB 6 and FSB 8
The FSB 6/8 adapter block is available for the FSB 6, FSB 6 T, FSB 8 and FSB 8 T. For mounting additional accessories, there is also the Sachtler accessory adapter with 1/4″-, M8- and 3/8 tap holes. It can be used with fluid heads that have a viewfinder extension and an adapter block. The accessory adapter with clamping can be used to expand viewfinder extension.