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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.