What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head

B&H # SAFSB6 Mfr # 0407
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $1,337.00
Product Highlights
  • 75mm Ball
  • 2.2 lbs to 13.2 lbs Capacity
  • SOOM Modular Construction System
  • Compatible with FSB Cell

The Sachtler FSB-6 is a fluid head designed to work with the handheld size of DV, DVCAM, HVX and HDV camcorders. This head is the only in its class to feature 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 level 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-6 is the only in its class to feature Sachtler's Snap and Go sideload mechanism which boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 120mm / 4.7" and 10-step counterbalance.
Sliding Balance Plate
Sliding camera mount and plate with a 4.7" (120mm) sliding range quickly provides perfect balance across the horizontal (tilt) plane.
SOOM
The FSB-6 features the SOOM modular construction system.
Load Capacity 13.2 lbs (6kg)
Diameter/Thread 75mm
Counter Balance System 10 steps
Counter Balance Range 2-13.2 lbs (1-6kg)
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate Yes, 4.7" (120mm) Sliding Range
Tilt Drag 3 Steps plus Zero
Tilt Range -70 to +90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / Yes
Temperature Range -40 to +140°F (-40 to +60°C)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2kg)
Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head
  • Fluid Head
  • Pan Bar
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Years with Product Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Sachtler0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head
     
    5.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (6)
    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Large range of motion (5)
    • Strong clamp (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-9

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      oh so smooth and adjustable

      By Todd Bradley

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Lighted Bubble
      • Low Drag
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • High Price

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

      I bought the Sachtler FSB-6 to replace a Miller DS-10 tripod head. The FSB-6 is a big step up. I've only used it two or three times so far, but I'm very happy with it. I'm using with a set of Miller carbon legs, with a Sony HDR-AX2000 camcorder. I shoot a lot of action sports, and so I really like the low drag settings on the FSB-6. I also like that the counterbalance is so adjustable, and that the plate can be moved so far forward and back to get a good balance even when my camera is very front-heavy. And the lighted balance bubble is awesome when working in low light environments.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      smooth & stable

      By 246R

      from Yokohama, Japan

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

        I enjoy photographing brids in the filelds and waterside. This head can stabilize my camera equioments but simultaneously easy to chase the movements. Still bids is ok and also for flying birds this head is very much suitable for shooting. This is realy excellent equipmets.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Share this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As Always, Great Sachtler Quality!

        By DP

        from Springfield, MO

        About Me DP

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

            I've shot with Sachtler heads for more than 35 years, from the Cine 75HD all the way down to this FSB-6. They are simply the best heads made, just match your payload to the model and no other head comes close.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EXCELLENT!!!

            By LECHUFLY

            from ARGENTINA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

              IS EXCELLENT, PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY FOR LIGHTWEIGHT CAMERAS. FOR CANON 5D EXCELLENT

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Metis

              from New Canaan, CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

              Very well made head and works well so far. There is a very small bit of play in the damping that requires keeping pressure on the handle at the end of a pan to avoid a slight "bounce back". Be mind full of the weight the rigs used as this is limited to around 13 lbs. Expensive but well made.

              Share this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for hdslrs

              By Bryant

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

                Perfect for lightweight hdslr rigs. It is totally solid on my speedlock 75 cf legs with 10 lbs of gear on top of it.

                Easy to balance, perfectly smooth movements.

                Share this review

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Review Update

                By Bob M

                from Northern California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Outdoors
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

                  I mentioned in the previous review that the balance on the head is slightly to the rear. It seems that the head is balanced with the control arm off of the head. Once the control arm is place on the head, this throws the balanced or detente position slightly to the back of center. The control arm sticks out about 12-14 inches or so and this throws the balance slightly backward. A minor incovenience which is corrected by mounting the camera slightly forward of its center of gravity.

                  Share this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Generally Excellent Fluid Head

                  By Bob M

                  from Northern California

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp
                  • Very smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

                    The video head has very robust construction and is a pleasure to operate. I mounted this on a set of Gitzo 6X (G1138) legs with the flat mounting 3/8" base. Used the Acratech leveling base between the FSB6 and the tripod so I didn't lose the simple leveling capabilities. A very nice solid setup with very light weight (8 lbs including the fluid head, leveling base and tripod legs). Most of my video is outdoor so really was looking to minimize weight as best I could.

                    The head comes with the 75mm base and integrated flat base. The center screw on the base has a hex nut allowing removal with a crescent wrench to mount it on the flat base. The screw is set with loctite, so it is best to remove it with an impact wrench if you have one available to minimize stress on the 75mm ball. A crescent wrench will do the trick, but it takes quite a bit of torque.

                    The feel is the silky smooth feel of all of the Sachtler fluid heads. There is only a very slight backlash at the finish that is easy to control by maintaining a slight pressure for a second. The counterbalance system on the head that I received is very good but slightly out of balance with too much reverse pressure (when the camera is aimed down it will come back up unless the center of gravity is moved forward).

                    The side release base is a real pleasure to deal with and very easy to adjust. The lighting on the bubble level works very well (red would be better instead of the yellow-green).

                    Expensive, but worth every penny. Might be better to go with a head that has a greater range of adjustments if your plan is to shoot some types of sporting events. Also, Sachtler will add one year to the warranty if you register on the website - pretty reasonable deal.

                    Share this review

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Smooth, Solid, and Small

                    By Run & Gun

                    from Halifax, N.S. Canada

                    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Silky Smooth

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Sachtler 0407 FSB-6 Fluid Head:

                    I have a 25 year old Sachtler Head that is still great but with my HVX 200 I wanted a smaller lighter head. After trying a number of "small" fluid heads none were as smooth as my old Sachtler. With the FSB-6 I now have a small fluid head every bit as good as the "Big Boys" this is truly a Pro head which leaves nothing out and worth every penny, do not wast your money or time on a cheaper head for any Pro work you will regret it in the middle of a job.
                    The factory rep was very helpful, I was able to remove the long screw in the bottom centre of the ball so it would fit on Gitzo carbon fiber legs.

                    Share this review

                    Sachtler -  4588 Speed Lock 75 CF Tripod w/ 75mm Bowl
                    • You Pay: $1,116.00
                     

                    Quick Release Plates

                    Sachtler -  Sideload Plate S - Camera Plate
                    • You Pay: $70.00
                     

                    Handles & Accessories

                    Show more >
                    Sachtler -  3470 Telescopic Pan Handle (Right)
                    • You Pay: $333.00
                     

                    Head Accessories

                    Sachtler -  Adapter 75/100 75mm Ball Base to 100mm Bowl Adapter
                    • You Pay: $194.00
                     

                    System Extensions

                    Show more >
                    Sachtler -  0781 FSB Cell Camcorder Battery
                    • You Pay: $233.70
                     

                    Tools

                    Sachtler -  Clamping Screw Kit
                    • You Pay: $50.00
                     

                    Carrying Cases

                    Show more >
                    Porta Brace -  TLQB-39XT Quick Tripod/Light Case (Black)
                    • You Pay: $258.99
                     
                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                    Close

                    Close

                    Close