The Video 18 S2 predecessor has been helping people get amazing results all over the world for decades. Now, the winning formula is being improved by the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head, which can support a payload of up to 22 kg and is a perfect fit for a wide range of video projects. This operational versatility is added to by 16-steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, which allows you to work intuitively safe in the knowledge that movement will always be smooth and seamless.
The more you can carry on the tripod, the easier it is to function with both the heaviest and the lightest payload. With certain competitors, their tripods can carry a heavier payload of 22kg, but then the minute you try to adjust your parameters to accommodate a lighter one it feels incredibly stiff and cocky."
“The Video 18 S2 head has more control, so while it can accommodate a heavier payload of 22 kg, you can still go down to the minimum drag setting of 2 kg and put a small DSLR camera on there with no issues. And that’s the big difference between Sachtler and a lot of other competitors,” said Harn.
And while the Video 18 S2 is optimised in every product detail, this tripod system still maintains classic Sachtler features like temperature resistance, the Touch & Go plate, the parking position for spare camera screws, the illuminated spirit level, and the infamous SpeedLevel Clamp that replaces the traditional tie down on a tripod with a simple push and release mechanism.
The Video 18 S2 is the best of both worlds for news and documentary film crews. Every microscopic feature has been heightened for their tough, day-to-day challenges, so it doesn’t matter if it’s thrown into the back of a news truck every day or burrowed into the mud."