Sachtler to Introduce Entry Level Fluid Head at IBC 2016

At IBC, Sachtler will introduce the FSB 10, a new entry-level 100 mm fluid head designed for camera operators working in news and documentary production.

Sachtler said the FSB 10 offers smooth panning and tilting movements and was designed to be rugged enough to last over a decade. The new head can handle camera weights up to 26.5 pounds and allows users to employ a wide range of system configurations.

The head comes in two versions with different camera platforms including the FSB 10 with convenient sideload mechanism with long sliding range for front/back adjustment of the camera or the FSB 10 T with Touch & Go plate for fast camera attachment.

The FSB 10 has an integrated flat base (e.g. for use on a slider) and an ergonomic design that offers camera operators easy access to operating elements, while other features include Sachtler’s Speedbalance technology.

The FSB 10 expands on Sachtler’s tradition of camera support that can be used in extreme location enviroments. FSB model tripods have been operated throughout the world, even working in frozen conditions in the Alps.

To debut at IBC, the FSB 10 boasts five positions + 0 for pan and tilt drag, giving operators better flexibility and speed no matter their project or location. It also offers ten steps of counterbalance, compared to other products in the same market that provide four.

“The FSB 10 is the perfect accessory for today’s modern camera operator on the go. It is ergonomically designed and supports today’s digital cinema-style cameras, including the Sony FS7 and Canon C300,” said Tobias Keuthen, senior product marketing manager for Sachtler.

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