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Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head

BH #SA1811 • MFR #1811
Sachtler
Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Supports 4 to 48.5 lb
  • Bowl Mount: 100mm
  • Counterbalance: 16-Step
  • Seven Steps of Drag
Able to handle DSLR setups weighing four pounds up to ENG and digital cinema cameras weighing 48.5 pounds, the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head can fit into a wide range of video productions. Sixteen steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, along with locks for each axis, let you easily customize the response of the Video 18 S2 to fit your application, be it studio or field production.
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Sachtler Video S Series Video Head Overview

Able to handle DSLR setups weighing four pounds up to ENG and digital cinema cameras weighing 48.5 pounds, the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head can fit into a wide range of video productions. Sixteen steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, along with locks for each axis, let you easily customize the response of the Video 18 S2 to fit your application, be it studio or field production.

The top of the Video 18 S2 head is dominated by a sliding balance platform that accepts Sachtler's convenient Touch & Go quick release camera plate. Once the plate is secured, the entire platform adjusts to balance your camera setup. At the front of the platform, parking spaces for 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, and registration pin screws are available for when they are not being used. Both sides of the head feature rosette mounts for pan handles. A right-side pan handle is included with the Video 18 S2. The base of the head terminates in a 100mm bowl mount for coupling with industry-standard tripods, jibs, sliders, or other grip equipment that feature 100mm bowls.

Sachtler Video S Series Video Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate Features
Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Plate Type
Touch & Go Plate 16
Base Mount
100 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Incremental 16-Step
Load Capacity
48.5 lb / 22 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate Features
Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Plate Type
Touch & Go Plate 16
Balance Plate Sliding Range
4.7" / 120 mm
Head
Base Mount
100 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Incremental 16-Step
Bubble Level
1x Illuminated
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Tilt: 7-Step Plus 0
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -70°
Panning Range
360°
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
General
Load Capacity
48.5 lb / 22 kg
Operating Temperature
-40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Weight
9 lb / 4.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 10.3 x 7.9"

Sachtler Video S Series Video Head Reviews

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Are a handle and plate included with this?

Are a handle and plate included with this?
Asked by: Adam
Yes, this comes with both the handle and the plate.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-11-08

Would this be appropriate for an ARRI Amira?

Would this be appropriate for an ARRI Amira?
Asked by: Jason
Yes, this head would be appropriate for an ARRI Amira.
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2021-04-08

Can you clarify the payload range shifter (hi/lo) ...

Can you clarify the payload range shifter (hi/lo) setting? Does this give you 16 steps at the lo setting and 16 different steps at the hi setting? Effectively 32 steps total for payloads from 4 - 48.5 lbs?
Asked by: Michael
The Lo or HI setting is selected based on the camera/lens/accessory payload. LO is 3.5 /1,5 kg to 29 lb / 13.1 kg. HO is 16 lb / 7.7 to 42.5 lb to 19.3 kg. There is overlap. Select an appropriate setting. Once you do that, then you have 16 steps of counterbalance.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2021-08-06

Can a Sachtler 3981 Viewfinder Extension Adapter ...

Can a Sachtler 3981 Viewfinder Extension Adapter be added to this head?
Asked by: Steven
yes, to any Video 20 head which was built after 2002
Answered by: Barbara
Date published: 2021-08-19

What Sachtler Legs are compatible with this head?

What Sachtler Legs are compatible with this head?
Asked by: Damon
We would recommend the following 100mm legs for the Sachtler Sachtler Video 20 S1 Fluid Head. Please note to complete the kit you would need the Tripod, Spreader, and feet. Sachtler CF-100ENG 2CF Carbon Fiber 2-Stage Tripod Legs (100mm Bowl) - Supports 88 lbs BH #SACF1002CF Sachtler Mid-Level Spreader for Select 100/150mm Tripod Legs BH #SASP100OG Sachtler Rubber Feet (Set of 3) BH #SARF7004 Kits with head and Legs: https://bit.ly/3uJE8AR
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-11-29

Is this compatible with the OConnor C12210004 ...

Is this compatible with the OConnor C12210004 Cine HD 1-Stage Aluminum Alloy Baby Tripod? Thanks
Asked by: Stephen
BH #SAADP100C15 is the part number for the required adapter listed by Sachtler. https://bhpho.to/2XavgzK
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-11-14

Is there a Video 25 head?

Is there a Video 25 head?
Asked by: Rick
Yes, Sachtler makes a video 20 S1 fluid head. Here is a link where you can review the item Sachtler VIDEO 25 Plus Fluid Head (11-80 lb Payload) BH #SAV25PFB • MFR #2501P https://bhpho.to/3H2ohBH
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-02

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Which Shoe fits this tripod?
Asked by: Jon M.
Sorry, but we are not sure what you are asking since tripods do not have what would be called a foot that can fit a shoe. It does have a 100mm ball base to fit tripods with a 100mm bowl. The famous Sachtler Touch and Go quick release plate on top of the head can take accessories or cameras with either a 1/4 -20 or 3/8 -16 screw hole. That would mean it can take 99.99% of cameras and ancillary equipment ever made in it's weight range.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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