The Sachtler Sideload Camera Platform & Plate for Select Sacthler Fluid Heads replaces the original camera platform on a Sachtler FSB 6, FSB 8, or Cine DSLR Fluid Head. This allows you to upgrade your fluid head from the original "Touch & Go" style camera platform to the Sideload platform, or replace a worn/damaged camera platform. The Sideload platform utilizes a Sideload Plate S sliding balance plate for balancing your camera on the head.
This allows the platform to provide approximately twice as much sliding range as a "Touch & Go" platform that features a sliding cradle for balance. However, the Sideload platform provides the best of both worlds as it allows you to mount camera and plate from the top, similar to the way a "Touch & Go" system works. This means you can quickly mount and unmount your camera, without having to line up the plate with the channel in the head, which is time consuming, and can become difficult when you are supporting a heavy camera.
The camera platform features an index mark, and the Sideload Plate S features twenty-six raised index lines, allowing you to re-balance your camera quickly on the head. It includes both a 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 captive camera tie down screws, as well as a guided sled with a locator pin that runs in the tie down screw channel. The platform is tapped in the front with one each 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes for storing spare screws on the platforms underside.
- Uses four mounting screws to replace the previous camera platform.
- Combines the ease of use of a QR plate with the balance range of a sliding balance plate
- Index markings allow you to re-balance the camera quickly on the head.
- The sliding balance plate includes a guided sled with locating pin, accepts either 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 tie-down screws, and incorporates rubber pads along the top of the plate to provide a firm non slip grip.