Sachtler System FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate, Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

Sachtler System FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate, Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

Sachtler System FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate, Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

B&H # SA0495 MFR # 0495
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Product Highlights

  • FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate
  • Head with Load Capacity of 3.3 to 17.6 Pounds
  • For Camcorders, DSLRs & Mirrorless
  • 10-Step Counterbalance
  • Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Two-Stage, Three-Section Standard Legs
  • Tripod Supports up to 44 Pounds
  • Height Range Approximately 24 to 61"
  • Removable Mid-Level Spreader
  • Padded Carry Bag
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Sachtler 0495 overview

  • 1Description

This Sachtler System FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate, Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet supports cameras and accessories weighing between 3.3 and 17.6 pounds, and is well suited for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and small- to medium-sized camcorders. The head features a sliding balance plate with 4.7" of adjustment to balance your camera, 10 steps of counterbalance adjustment and 3 steps plus a zero setting of independent pan and tilt drag. This amount of adjustability combines to give you precise control of your camera on the head, and the ability to easily tune your set up on a shot-by-shot basis.

The Flowtech legs are a lightweight set of tripod legs that can be used with or without the included mid-level spreader. The legs support up to 44 pounds, which means they can easily handle the weight of the FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload plate as well as your camera and accessories. The legs extend from approximately two feet to five feet and are extremely resistant to twisting when you pan. Additionally, each leg features a single locking lever near the top that allows you to open the leg sections to raise or lower the leg. The included padded carry bag is for storing or transporting the head and legs.

  • 0407 FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism

    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 Sideload mechanism, which boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 4.7" (120mm). This ensures extremely fine and fast balancing. The head features 10-step counterbalance adjustment for fine tuning your operating.

    Frictionless Leak-Proof Fluid Damping
    Frictionless leak-proof fluid damping with five levels 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 features Sachtler's Sideload mechanism, which boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 4.7" (120mm).
    SOOM
    The FSB 6 features the SOOM modular construction system.
  • Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

    The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections.

    Each leg extends or retracts independently from the other two, and when it is detached from the spreader each leg can pivot without affecting the other legs. This is especially useful when working on rough or uneven terrain. You can remove the spreader completely and lock each leg in one of three positions, so you can work without a spreader if you wish. This enables you to spread the legs extremely wide for low shots, while the tripod legs maintain their torsional stability. The dual spikes at the end of each leg provide extra grip when working on softer ground, and you can snap rubber feet onto the dual spikes for better grip when working on hard or delicate surfaces.

    Features

    Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod
    Weighs only 6.4 pounds but supports up to 44 pounds
    The design and construction of the legs provide tremendous torsional stability. In other words, the legs resist twisting when you pan the tripod head.
    The included mid-level spreader allows you to work on uneven terrain such as stairs or rocks while preventing the legs from flying apart. When using the mid-level spreader, you can use the included rubber feet to protect delicate surfaces from the tripod's foot spikes.
    Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs.
    The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move completely freely, suitable when working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles, suitable for use when working without a spreader.
    When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up.
  • Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head

    With dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", this Padded Bag from Sachtler is designed specifically for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod equipped with an FSB fluid head. It is made with a high-density 900D fabric, which is both flame retardant and water-resistant to help ensure that your equipment stays safe. Additionally, layers of both open-cell and closed-cell foam are used in the construction to protect your gear against small bumps and shocks.

    The bag opens via a full-length zipper found at the top, which allows for easy access while shooting. For transport, two straps on each side can be connected to an integrated handgrip for easy carrying. There are also small handles on each side of the bag where the zipper ends, and right next to them are D-rings that can be used to connect an optional shoulder strap. Finally, a clear plastic window on the outside allows you to insert a tag with your name or phone number for easy identification when travelling.

    • Padded bag with dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", designed for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod with an FSB fluid head
    • 900D water-resistant fabric on the exterior, with layers of foam to help cushion gear against bumps
    • Full-length zipper allows for easy access to the interior compartment
    • Connecting hand straps, side handles, and D-rings available for transport
    • Clear plastic window on one of the sides allows you to insert a name tag for easy identification
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Fluid Head
  • Pan Bar
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Years with Product Registration
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • 3 x Removable Rubber Feet
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Years with On-line Product Registration
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Registration
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 0407 FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
    Balance Plate Sliding Range 4.7" / 120 mm
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 75 mm Half Ball
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Tilt: 3-Step Plus 0
    Vertical Tilt +90 to -75
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Physical
    Load Capacity 3.3 to 17.6 lb / 1.5 to 8 kg
    Counter Balance Incremental 10-Step
    Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
    Operating Temperature -40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
    Weight 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.189 x 10.472 x 8.189"
  • Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet
    General
    Head Mount Type 75 mm Bowl
    Load Capacity 44 lb / 20 kg
    Maximum Working Height 60.24" / 153 cm
    Minimum Working Height 10.24" / 26 cm
    Folded Length 26.8" / 68 cm
    Materials Aluminum, Carbon Fiber
    Weight 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Sections 3
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 7.0 x 6.0"
  • Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Padded Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.5 x 9.0 x 6.8"

Sachtler 0495 reviews

System FSB 6 Fluid Head with Sideload Plate, Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! The FSB-6 is well known for being a great tripod head, I don't need to say anything about it, it's great. The Flowtech tripod on the other hand, is a leap for tripods.� I've never used a tripod as good as this.� It is solid as a rock, relatively lightweight, and deploys in seconds.� If you run and gun, you have to have this tripod.� If you hate having to fiddle 3 to 6 latches every time you use your tripod and put it away, then you have to have this tripod.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, it's the best run-and-gun tripod we've ever used. Basically, all the initial reviews of the flow tech system have been validated by the three shoots we've taken them out on so far. The unlocking mechanism and the placement are amazing (though you do have to make sure they are fully open for the legs to slide out effortlessly?I think this will come quickly with practice), and the legs are stiff and light. The magnetic system that holds the legs together seem to be a little more finicky than I expected?they require the legs to be completely collapsed to hold, and even then sometimes doesn't always work, but again I think this will be a matter of experimentation and practice. Already have another pair (legs only) on pre-order.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best system I ever used So, last month I went ahead and purchased the Sachtler Flowtech 75 with the Sachtler FSB 6 head for my Canon XF300. First off these sticks are FANTASTIC!! So easy to extend and close. The first thing I did was to remove the mid-level spreader as you really don't need it because the locking system is so good.� Although the FSB 4 would have easily supported my Canon XF300, I chose the FSB 6 because there may be a time when I have to upgrade my video equipment and want to make sure the head can support the camcorder (possibly to a Canon C200), shotgun/wireless receiver and other stuff.� Also, I have read several articles that recommended getting a system that will handle twice the weight of your basic equipment. As I said, I have taken it into the field and really tried setting it up under different conditions like river banks, steps, and other uneven terrain. It works like a dream. You never have to bend over to set the releases, their all right there on top of the legs! The FSB 6 is soooo smooth. Like nothing I have ever used before. I also like having the laminated leveling bubble. Heavy? Yes, it's heavy (legs, head and camcorder weigh in at about 18 pounds), but I don't intend to take it backpacking. I bought it as a tripod system from B&H. Cost more then I would have ever thought I would spend on a tripod system but, it will probably be the last tripod I will ever have to buy. I can really see the difference in the steadiness of my pans even when at full telephoto. And, it comes with a beautiful carrying case. Trust me, just try it, you won't be disappointed. Bob
Date published: 2018-04-28
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