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The Sachtler Video 18 S1 Fluid Head has incorporated a wider payload range and a faster, simpler balancing system than it's predecessor. The increased range means that even lightweight cameras, like HDSLRs, can be used on this head. The 16-step counterbalance system allows for fine degrees of tuning with many sized payloads. Like its predecessor, the Video 18 S1 can also easily handle heavier ENG camcorders, with a Boost Button now included for sudden shifts in payload range (i.e. when switching out a shoulder-mount camera for a compact HD camcorder or HDSLR). Along with the enhanced counterbalance come the features that made the original Video 18 so popular. Those include 7 levels of drag, an illuminated bubble level, a Touch and Go plate for speedy mounting and removal, and Sachtler's already proven Speedbalance technology.

Sachtler Video 18 S1

SKU: 1810
$5,500.00 Regular Price
$4,125.00Sale Price
  • Load Capacity

    4.4 - 40 lb (2 - 18 kg) depending on boost button setting

    Counter Balance System

    In 16 steps + Boost Button

    Counter Balance Range

    Not specified by manufacturer

    Quick Release/Wedge Plate

    Touch & Go plate 16

    Balance Plate

    4.7" (120 mm)

    Tilt Drag

    7 each horizontal and vertical + 0

    Tilt Range


    Tilt Lock


    Pan Range


    Pan Lock


    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated

    Self-illuminating Touch Bubble

    Temperature Range

    -40 to +140°F (-40 to +60°C)


    6.8" (17.3 cm)


    7.3 lb (3.3 kg)

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