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Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism

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Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism
Key Features
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 75mm Ball for Quick Leveling
  • 15-Step + 0 Counterbalance Adjustment
  • Discrete Pan/Tilt Adjustment 3-Step + 0
Fast to work with and lightweight at only 5.5 lb, the Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism supports up to 17.6 lb of camera and accessories, and with its 15-steps of counterbalance adjustment, you can tune the head to work with the lightest of cameras. The head features a 75mm ball for quick leveling, and the independent drag adjustment and tilt locks permit you to adjust and move the head with precision to tune it to match the needs of your shot.
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Sachtler FSB MKII Series Video Head Overview

  • 1Description
  • 215-Step Counterbalance
  • 3Frictionless Leak-Proof Fluid Damping
  • 4Quick Release

Fast to work with and lightweight at only 5.5 lb, the Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism supports up to 17.6 lb of camera and accessories, and with its 15-steps of counterbalance adjustment, you can tune the head to work with the lightest of cameras. The head features a 75mm ball for quick leveling, and the independent drag adjustment and tilt locks permit you to adjust and move the head with precision to tune it to match the needs of your shot.

The head allows you to tilt forward so you can tilt straight down and tilt almost straight up as well. Pan and tilt have three independent drag settings, plus a zero setting for no drag at all. Borrowing from the aktiv system, the bubble level has been improved, not only is it illuminated, but now you can see the bubble level from the side, as well as when looking down on the head, for intuitive leveling from almost any position.

15-Step Counterbalance
The 15-step counterbalance settings let you adjust the head to neutralize the weight of cameras up to 17.6 lb, so the head remains in the position you set it and does not tilt forward of back because of the weight of your camera. This allows you to tune the head to match the weight of your cameras, allowing you to work equally well with extremely lightweight cameras as well as cameras weighing up to 17.6 lb. The zero setting provides you a completely free movement if you want.
Frictionless Leak-Proof Fluid Damping
Frictionless leak-proof fluid damping with 3 x levels of drag, for smooth 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 MK II features Sachtler's Sideload mechanism, which allows you to pop the plate in above instead of trying to slide it in from the edge, and it boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 4.7"

Sachtler FSB MKII Series Video Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: Sideload Plate S
Head Type
Fluid Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Weight
5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: Sideload Plate S
Head
Head Type
Fluid Head
Base Mount
75 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Incremental 15-Step
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -70°
General
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Accessory Mounting
2x Pan Handle Fitting
Bubble Level
Yes (Illuminated)
Weight
5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.2 x 9.7 x 8.2"

Sachtler FSB MKII Series Video Head Reviews

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Will this mount to the flowtech 75mm tripod? Or ...

Will this mount to the flowtech 75mm tripod? Or does it need an adapter?
Asked by: Christian
The Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism can be used on the Sachtler flowtech 75 tripod system.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-12-29

How can you convert to use with arca swiss clamp?

How can you convert to use with arca swiss clamp?
Asked by: Michael
You can purchase an adapter such as the Kessler Crane Kwik Release Receiver (BH #KEMG1001 MFR #MG1001) or SmallRig Quick Release Arca-Type Base and Plate (B&H # SM2144B MFR # 2144B)
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-12-03

What is the difference between the FSB 8 and the ...

What is the difference between the FSB 8 and the FSB 10 heads, other than the bowl mount diameter?
Asked by: Steven in Seattle
The weight would be the only other difference with the Sachtler FSB8 vs FSB10 heads. The FSB8 is 2.60 kg, and the FSB10 is 2.70 kg. The Main difference though is that the FSB8 is 75mm, and the FSB10 is a more secure stronger100mm head.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-07-18

Is the 100mm bowl properly compatible with ...

Is the 100mm bowl properly compatible with manfrotto 100mm bowls? Looking to pair with Manfrotto 536K
Asked by: Ant
Yes. The unit adapts to the following bowl mounts. Head Mount Type 100 mm Bowl 75/100 mm Bowl 75 mm Bowl
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-07-06

Is the 75mm ball able to come off the head?

Is the 75mm ball able to come off the head?
Asked by: Juan
No, you can't remove the 75mm ball on the Sachtler FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-03-31

What’s the difference between the original Mark I ...

What’s the difference between the original Mark I version and this Mark II version?
Asked by: Steve
Sachtler says that the FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head has been redesigned with features from the revolutionary Sachtler aktiv fluid head range. Also, it is a more compact head than the pervious model.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-12-30

Difference between this and the Activ8?

Difference between this and the Activ8?
Asked by: Nate
A detailed comparison of both the Sachtler FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism and the Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag for Sachtler Tripods (75mm) can be view at the link below: https://bhpho.to/4aIDdzW
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-05-31

please suggest some arca swiss plate that can be ...

please suggest some arca swiss plate that can be used directly with sachtler plate from RRS , Kirk , promediagear ?
Asked by: Rahul
An Arca-style baseplate could be used with a Sachtler tripod to adapt an Arca-plate to it. One such option is the ProMediaGear C40 Arca-Type Quick Release Clamp (40mm). https://bhpho.to/36SNa2X
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2022-04-03
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