Product Highlights
  • 1-10 kg (2.2-22 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs) Weight
  • +90° / -75° Tilt Range
  • 1/4-3/8'' Attachment Type
  • Quick Release
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
Sachtler FSB 8 Fluid Head w/Sideload Plate S Sachtler FSB 8 Fluid Head w/Sideload Pl...
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The Sachtler FSB-8 is a fluid head designed to work with the handheld size of DV, DVCAM, HVX and HDV camcorders. This head offers Sachtler's Snap & Go sideload mechanism which boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 120mm (4.7") and 10-step counterbalance. This ensures extremely fine and fast balancing.

Frictionless Leak-Proof Fluid Damping
Frictionless leak proof fluid damping with five levels of drag, for perfect pictures while panning, without jerks and vibrations. Identical across both horizontal and vertical planes, and allows complete disengagement of drag for fast panning.

Quick Release
The FSB-8 features Sachtler's Snap and Go sideload mechanism which boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 120mm / 4.7" and 10-step counterbalance.

FSB Cell Compatible
This head is compatible with lightweight and powerful FSB Power Cell.

What's Included

  • Fluid Head
  • Pan Bar
  • Quick Release Camera Plate


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Load Capacity 20 lbs (9kg) 
Diameter / Thread 75mm
Counter Balance System 10 steps 
Counter Balance Range 2-20 lbs (0.9-9kg) 
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate Yes, 4.7" (120mm) Sliding Range
Tilt Drag 5 Steps plus Zero
Tilt Range -75 to +90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Pan Drag 5 Steps plus Zero
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / Yes
Temperature Range -40 to +140°F (-40 to +60°C)
Weight 4.7 lbs (2.15kg)
Counterbalance in 10 steps
Camera Fitting Sideload plate S
Tripod / Pedestal Fitting 75 mm bowl, integrated flat base fitting
Pan Bar 1, Type DV 75

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Sachtler FSB 8 Fluid Head w/Sideload Plate S

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