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Sachtler FSB 4 Fluid Head

BH #SAFSB4 • MFR #0307
Sachtler
Sachtler FSB 4 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Capacity up to 8.8 lb
  • 75mm Bowl Mount
  • For Lightweight Camcorders & DSLRs
  • 5-Step Counterbalance
With its 8.8 lb capacity and compact size, the Sachtler FSB 4 Fluid Head is ideal for supporting small handheld camcorders and video-enabled DSLRs. As the only head in its class to feature Sachtler's Sideload mechanism, the FSB 4 boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 4.7". Along with a 5-step counterbalance, this ensures extremely quick and precise balancing. At the same time, no-compromise vibration damping allows for extremely subtle and finely graded movement.
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Sachtler FSB Series Video Head Overview

With its 8.8 lb capacity and compact size, the Sachtler FSB 4 Fluid Head is ideal for supporting small handheld camcorders and video-enabled DSLRs. As the only head in its class to feature Sachtler's Sideload mechanism, the FSB 4 boasts an exceptionally large sliding range of 4.7". Along with a 5-step counterbalance, this ensures extremely quick and precise balancing. At the same time, no-compromise vibration damping allows for extremely subtle and finely graded movement.

Long sliding range of camera plate
Robust metal housing
Tested Speedbalance technology
Compatible with SOOM and the Sachtler FSB Cell

Sachtler FSB 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
8.8 lb / 4 kg
Weight
5.3 lb / 2.4 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 3-Step
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -70°
General
Load Capacity
8.8 lb / 4 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
Weight
5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.1 x 10 x 8.4"

Sachtler FSB Series Video Head Reviews

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Can I just attach this to a tripod that has a ...

Can I just attach this to a tripod that has a 60mm wide flat base with a 3/8" screw?
Asked by: Douglas
Hi, you can remove the stud and use it with 3/8" screw on a flat base tripod or slider
Answered by: Barbara
Date published: 2023-07-16

question

Can I attach an articulating arm (for a monitor) to the unused pan arm connector or does this go against the design?
Asked by: Jonathan
On the articulating arms that B&H has available for mounting accessories, their end mounting screws are either 1/4'-20 or 3/8 -16. The screw holes Sachtler uses to mount their pan handles are an unlisted, unknown metric size so I am afraid the accessory articulation arms will not mount. Otherwise it is valid idea. So much so that Manfrotto makes some of their tripod heads to take 3/8 arms for just the purpose you are proposing. They call it Easy Link. Here is a comparable Manfrotto head with the Easy Link mounts, plus a Manfrotto arm. Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head B&H # MA509HD and Manfrotto 244 Micro Friction Arm B&H # MA244MICRO.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is an ARRI dovetail plate available for this ...

Is an ARRI dovetail plate available for this unit?
Asked by: Alec
unsure, but you dont want that dainty head. It's trash
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-12-20

Im thinking of using C200 with Sigma 120-300 ...

Im thinking of using C200 with Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 lens, so pretty heavy set up. Currently using Manfrotto 502 and when I touch the camera or the lens, there is shake at 300. Can this avoid that?
Asked by: Vijay
This is a great option for the C200 and a telephoto lens.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-08

Does this fluid head fit to gitzo 5543ls series 5 ...

Does this fluid head fit to gitzo 5543ls series 5 and what is differences between 0707,8T
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a 75mm Ball Head, if you have the Gitzo SYSTEMATIC 75mm Bowl Head Adapter for Series 5 Tripods, B&H # GIGS5321V75, with your tripod this head should fit. https://bhpho.to/2SbifSv
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-10

Is this plate the same as the standard Manfrotto?

Is this plate the same as the standard Manfrotto?
Asked by: Derek
The Sachtler FSB 10 Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism will accept the Manfrotto 504PLONG plate.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2024-01-04

question

While using the Sachtler FSB-8, what is the range of leveling from the Gitzo 75mm bowl adapter with the Gitzo series 5 tripod?
Asked by: Jonathan
The Gitzo 75mm Bowl Adapter will allow you to connect 75mm ball tripods to the Gitzo Series 5 Tripods. While we have no specific information on the range of leveling it should work in the same way as it would if the head was connected to a tripod that already has a 75mm bowl.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this video head work with the Ace M GS ...

Will this video head work with the Ace M GS Tripod?
Asked by: Craig
Not familiar with this tripod. But if the tripod has a 75mm bowl, this head should fit and work just fine.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-24
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