When you need quick set up and precise balancing while using a smaller camera, the Sachtler FSB 4 fluid head doesn’t mean you have to compromise on performance. It gives you rapid weight compensation for payloads of up to 4 kg, while the Sideload mechanism means mounting handheld cameras and DSLRs can be done from the side. Being able to work quickly and efficiently also means being able to get the perfect shots easily. Once you have balanced your camera, Sachtler drag always gives smooth movement. Three horizontal and vertical grades of drag also help you work intuitively and quickly, while always being sure your gear isn’t letting you down. The 75 mm head fitting has a large sliding range of 120 mm, helping to give the flexibility to work in the way that gets you the best results. Weighting in at just 4.8 kg, this Sachtler system with a carbon fibre tripod is perfect for ultra-light camcorders and DSLR cameras.

Product Highlights

  • Smooth operation
    Create precision pans with smooth starts and soft stops.
  • Finely balanced
    Delivering smooth pan-tilt fluid actions to match any camera payload from 0kg.
  • Built for endurance.
    Engineered to the highest standards with tough materials and precision components, FSB is built for endurance.

Technical Specifications

Payload 0 kg to 4 kg 0 lb to 8.8 lb
Counterbalance 5 + 0 counterbalance steps 5 + 0 counterbalance steps
Drag 3 + 0 drag settings 3 + 0 drag settings
Weight 4.6 kg 10.1 lb
Bowl Size 75 mm 75 mm
Spreader Type Mid-level spreader Mid-level spreader
Material Carbon Fibre Carbon Fibre
Tripod Stages 2 2
Pan Bar Count 1 1
Sliding Range 12 cm 4.7 in
Tilt Range 90° to -70° 90° to -70°
Temperature Range -40 °C to 60 °C -40 °F to 140 °F
Interface Compatibility Sideload Sideload
Transport Length 87 cm 34.3 in
Height Range With Spreader 80 cm to 171 cm 31.5 in to 67.3 in

In The Box

FSB 4 fluid head #0307 with Sideload plate S and one pan bar DV 75; tripod 75/2 CF with mid-level spreader; padded bag #9108