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Sachtler System 18 S1 ENG 2 MCF

B&H # SAS18S12MCF Mfr # 1863S1
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You Pay: $8,460.00
Product Highlights
  • Video 18 S1 Fluid Head
  • ENG 2 CF Tripod
  • Mid-level Spreader
  • Rubber Feet
  • Padded Bag
  • 16-step Counterbalance
  • Supports 4-40 lb (2-18 kg)

The Sachtler System 18 S1 ENG 2 MCF brings together the update of a classic fluid head with a quick-action, double extension tripod to provide a professional level of support for today's news-gathering videographer. Whether you're shooting with a large ENG camcorder or the latest video DSLR, this system--which also includes mid-level spreaders, rubber feet, and a padded carry bag--will give you the quick, easy balance and flexible control you need.

Video 18 S1 Fluid Head
This relaunch of the legendary Video 18 head incorporates a wider payload range and a faster, simpler balancing system. The increased range means that even lightweight cameras--such as video DSLRs--can be used effectively, aided by a 16-step counterbalance system that allows for fine degrees of tuning. Like its predecessor, the Video 18 S1 can also easily handle heavier ENG camcorders, with a Boost Button included for sudden shifts in payload range. Other features include 7 levels of drag, a self-illuminating bubble level, a Touch and Go plate for speedy mounting and removal, and Sachtler's already proven Speedbalance technology.
ENG 2 CF Tripod
The ENG 2 CF is extremely lightweight, solid and stable. Weighing in at just 8.8 lb (4 kg), its completely dual tube design ensures it can safely carry payloads of up to 209 lb (95 kg) even at its maximum height. Double extension tripods are ideal for a much wider variety of applications, due to their expanded height range--i.e., lower bottom and higher top positions--which makes transport length even shorter. A folding handle lets you easily carry the tripod in a horizontal position, while Sachtler's quick clamping system means you can securely--and visibly--lock the tripod.
Mid-level Spreader, Rubber Feet, Carry Bag
The included mid-level spreader ensures absolute stability on various uneven surfaces, while removable rubber feet prevent damage to delicate floors. At the same time, the ENG padded bag comfortably and quickly contains the whole kit for efficient transport.

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Load Capacity 4-40 lb (2-18 kg)
Maximum Height 66.1" (168 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended N/A
Minimum Height 26.4" (67 cm)
Folded Length 35" (89 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/Yes
Weight 18.5 lb (8.4 kg)
Counter Balance System 16 Steps + Boost Button
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Touch & Go Plate 16
Balance Plate 4.7" (120mm)
Tilt Drag 7 Steps
Tilt Range +90° to -70°
Tilt Lock Independent
Spring Loaded Counter Balance 7 Steps
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Independent
Material Carbon Fiber
Head Attachment Fitting 100mm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Quick Clamp Torque Lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked
Center Brace Mid-level
Sachtler System 18 S1 ENG 2 MCF
  • Video 18 S1 Fluid Head
  • Telescoping Pan Bar
  • ENG 2 CF Tripod
  • Mid-level Spreader
  • 3 x Rubber Feet
  • Padded Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Years with Product Registration

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    SachtlerSystem 18 S1 ENG 2 MCF

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    Best Fluid Head Tripod I have owned.

    By mp the videographer

    from albuquerque, nm

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


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    Best Uses

    • Anywhere
    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Outdoors
    • Video
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Sachtler System 18 S1 ENG 2 MCF:

    Needed this tripod for 16-20 pound Sony F3 camera.
    Great stability and ease of operation. Quick setup.
    Multi functional settings allow for any shooting situation or preference. Very strong and well made.
    Lighted bubble level for accurate setup. Spreader assembly for added support. Large, flat rubber feet.

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