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 an ultra-lightweight 2-stage carbon fibre 75mm tripod that keeps the weight to a minimum without sacrificing strength. With three 3/8” accessory mounting points on the tripod bowl you can add extra accessories like a Magic Arm and attach the included carry handle to help move the system around one-handed. The detachable ground spreader provides maximum stability, and 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
Weight5.3 kg11.68 lb
MaterialCarbon FibreCarbon Fibre
Tripod Stages22
Pan Bar Count11
Sliding Range12 cm4.72 in
Tilt Range90° to -70°90° to -70°
Temperature Range-40 °C to 60 °C-40 °F to 140 °F
Transport Length88 cm34.65 in
Height59 cm to 175 cm23.23 in to 68.9 in
Pan Bar Typepan bar DVpan bar DV
Level BubbleYes, Prism BubbleYes, Prism Bubble
Camera PlateSideloadSideload

In The Box

FSB 8 Mk II fluid head, tripod 75/2 CF Mk II, ground spreader SP 75, carry handle & padded bag 75