Sachtler Introduces FSB8 Fluid Head
Posted Mar 18, 2009

Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the new FSB 8 75mm fluid head, which answers the call for a larger capacity (20 lb max payload) head employing Sachtler's FSB technology. The new head joins the existing FSB 2, FSB 6, and the new FSB 4.

By incorporating Sachtler's proprietary Speed Balance (SB) system, the FSB 8 provides high-precision and fast counterbalance for digital camcorder operators. Additionally, Speed Balance reduces the minimum payload for a head, which allows the FSB 8 user to smoothly operate the head with camera packages weighing as little as two pounds, well-suited for lightweight DVCAM and (H)DV camcorders.

"The new FSB 8 has a 10-step counterbalance as well as five grades of drag - horizontal and vertical," said Sachtler designer Thomas Wermann. "It operates with reliable Sachtler features such as a self-illuminating Touch Bubble. The FSB 8 is the ideal head for professional (H)DV users."

Along with the rest of the heads in the FSB range, the FSB 8 is part of the high quality "Works with SOOM" products, allowing it to be paired with Sachtler's multifunctional tripod system SOOM, capable of height ranges from 8 inches to 8 feet (20cm to 250cm). Another accessory that enhances FSB 8 functionality is the FSB CELL power supply. This 7.2 V battery with a storage capacity of 10.5 Ah, mounts directly between the camera and the FSB8.

For further information, please go to www.sachtler.us.