Sachtler 18 Fluid Head Tripod

Price: $4350.00

Sachtler 18 Fluid Head Tripod

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The Sachtler 18 Fluid Head Tripod is fast, reliable and safe. Changing positions? Changing attitudes? In the heat of the moment, one can setup and follow the action smoothly, even with heavy cameras. Does your work require fast unplanned changes? No problem.  The Video 18 can easily handle it, even with a maximum payload, thanks to the lightweight materials and ergonomic design and controls.


Features include:

• Frictionless fluid damping with five levels of drag

A prerequisite for perfect shots is pan and tilt movements without jerks or vibrations. Sachtler's patented damping system takes everything in stride. The individual modules are nearly frictionless and contain no hydraulic oil, thus, completely leak proof. The damping action is identical across both horizontal and vertical planes and offers five steps of drag for smooth moves in the most strenuous conditions. The operator may also completely disengage the drag for fast panning without affecting the dynamic counterbalance system.


• Ten step dynamic counterbalancing system

Using torsion springs the dynamic counterbalancing system compensates for torque as the camera tilts, preventing it from inadvertently tipping, and ensuring that it is stable at any angle (freeing the operator to concentrate fully on camerawork). You may these springs individually and independently from the damping system; as such, they work silently and without maintenance.


• Sliding balance plate

The sliding balance plate with a 4.7" (120 mm) sliding range allows the operator to compensate precisely for a variety of configuration weights, ensuring perfect balance across the horizontal plane.


• Locks

Vibrationless vertical and horizontal disc brakes for maximum safety in fast-paced reporting situations.


• Bubble level

Built-in illuminated bubble for horizontal leveling uses a conventional battery and ensures easy leveling even under unfavorable lighting conditions.