Fluid, Smooth, Balanced: Capture the moment precisely

Redesigned with features from the revolutionary Sachtler aktiv fluid head range, FSB delivers precision movement with finely calibrated levels of drag and counterbalance for the perfect shot. The streamlined profile is built to withstand the toughest conditions to deliver repeatable, reliable camera support shot after shot.

The FSB 8 features Speedbalance technology to finely balance any camera payload from 0kg up to 12kg (26.5lbs). The snap and go side loading mechanism with a sliding range of 120mm (4.7in) makes mounting and positioning accessorised cameras simple. An illuminated PrismBubble is visible from any height – day or night – to help ensure your setup is level.

Create precision pans with smooth starts and soft stops. Patented Sachtler drag always gives you subtle and smooth movement. Seven horizontal and vertical drag settings help you to tune the drag to your payload.

The System includes a 2-stage heavy duty aluminium 75mm tripod and a ground spreader for maximum stability. A padded bag is included for transportation.

Engineered to the highest standards with tough materials and precision components, FSB is built for endurance. With no variation in performance in the widest range of temperatures and environments, FSB is the first choice for busy operators.

Technical Specifications

Bowl Size75 mm with integrated flat base75 mm with integrated flat base
Payload0 kg to 12 kg0 lb to 26.46 lb
Counterbalance15 + 0 counterbalance steps15 + 0 counterbalance steps
Drag7 + 0 drag settings7 + 0 drag settings
Weight6.3 kg13.89 lb
Tripod Stages22
Pan Bar Count11
Sliding Range12 cm4.72 in
Tilt Range+90° to -70°+90° to -70°
Temperature Range-40 °C to 60 °C-40 °F to 140 °F
Transport Length89 cm35.04 in
Height With Ground Spreader
Camera PlateSideloadSideload
Pan Bar Typepan bar DV #0992SPpan bar DV #0992SP
Level BubbleYes, Prism BubbleYes, Prism Bubble


In The Box