Sacthler goes Birdwatching

FSB 8 is recommended for setups weighing up to 8kg

 

 

Sacthler who is well known for its performance , quality and durability is now the prefered tripod and head for the DSLR community. The Birdwatching photographers requires a light and durable setup which allows them to sometimes carry their equipment  deep into forest  or where ever their birds subjects are located. There, they are required to set up  their equipments as swiftly and quietly as possible in order not to disturb the subject

With a recommended max payload of 6kg, the FSB 6 should be the prefered system for those with euipments weighing below 6kg

 

. The Sacthler  FSB 6 and FSB 8 with 10 stage SpeedBlance and SideLock allows the user to balance their camera and lens along with optimal height adjustment in a fraction of the time that other tripod manufacturer have to offer. The FSB 6 and FSB 8 comes with a  75mm bowl which incorporates a flat bottom allows tripods with a flat base be used. Though uncommon, any setup above 8kg would  require the DV 12 fluid head as shown in the picture below.

Do feel free to bring over your camera and setup to test the fluid head’s payload as they usually are able to take more than the recommended weight.

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Sachtler Ace M – Bringing you the most cost effective tripod system for your professional use

Sachtler is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production. Sachtler products symbolize top quality and reliability.

Now independent videographers can enjoy all the performance benefits of a broadcast quality offering – at a price that looks as good as the resulting image

• Designed for low weight professional cameras

• Best-in-class drag performance

• Ergonomic and intuitive – designed for ease of use

• Best price to performance ratio in its class

Make it a winning shot with the Sachtler Ace.

Ace is ideally suited for small HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras. With a payload range of 0 to 4 kilograms (0 to 8.8 lbs), a 5-step counterbalance and the new patented SA dragTM, the new Ace tripod system enables a genuine Sachtler broadcast feel.

Due to its lightweight and compact design it is the perfect companion for work on the go whether you are working on low-budget documentaries, electronic news-gathering (ENG), weddings events and training videos or a secondary unit.

The new patented SA-dragTM system has three horizontal and three vertical steps. Ace uses three capsuled damping modules allowing you to choose a drag setting that suits any shooting situation – from a very tight control with lots of resistance to a very loose control with virtually no resistance at all. This technique gives, for the first time in this price segment, a constant and repeatable drag that professionals need and have always relied on, with Sachtlers’ broadcast and cine heads.

The 5-step counterbalance capability ensures easy balancing and optimum positioning of the camera – a true Sachtler!

Product features

• New patented SA-dragTM mechanism (Synchronised Actuated Drag)

• Long sliding range of camera plate

• Parking position for spare camera screws (1/4” and 3/8”)

• Lightweight aluminium tripod

• Fiber glass reinforced composite fluid head

• Scale on camera platform

Ace availability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa: October 24th, 2011; in the US: November 14th, 2011; in Japan: November 21st, 2011; in Asia and Australia: December 5th, 2011

Ace put to the test: Here, you can see a video review by Johnnie Behiri and Nino Leitner.

We are now taking pre-order sales, please call on us at Tel: +603 79582582 or Email: info@syncoptima.com) for details.

Sachtler Cine DSLR Fluid Head

Compact, precise, and stable

The Cine DSLR has a payload range of 0.5 to 5 kg (1 to 11 lbs) and is thus ideal for state-of-the-art digital single-lens reflex cameras with HD video function. A counterbalance in ten steps as well as three vertical and horizontal grades of drag (+0) allow for professional operation. In addition, the Cine DSLR comes with a special camera plate with an anti-twist retainer for HD DSLR cameras.