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Sachtler 18 Head and Tripod

The Sachtler Video 18 Tripod is a professional camera support system designed to provide filmmakers with an undoubtedly stable and versatile platform for their equipment. Built specifically with high-quality materials, this tripod offers exceptional durability and functionality that can withstand even the most challenging shooting conditions. Can substitute carbon fiber tripod on request. Available for rent for your next film production.

The Sachtler Video 18 Tripod (SB) is a sensitive, fast and robust fluid head. The key to Sachtler’s successful fluid heads is their step switching. Now the innovative SPEEDBALANCE technology enables particularly faster and finer counterbalance of your camera system. By reducing the minimum payload, the heads’ overall payload range is increased. The Video 18 SB and Video 20 SB feature exchangeable pan bar rosettes and an optional Adapter Viewfinder Extension, allowing them to be retrofitted for film-like shooting together with lightweight HD camcorders and cine accessories.


  • Weight 3.3 kg / 7.3 lbs
  • Payload 2 – 18 kg / 4 – 46 lbs
  • Sliding range – plate 120 mm / 4.7 in
  • Counterbalance in 10 steps
  • Grades of drag 7 each horizontal and vertical + 0
  • Tilt range ᄆ90 degree
  • Temperature range -40 degree to +60 degree C / -40 to +140 degrees F
  • Camera fitting Touch & Go Plate 16
  • Tripod/Pedestal fitting 100 mm bowl
  • Pan bar(s) 2, telescopic, Type Plus
  • Level self-illuminating Touch Bubble
  • Batteries Level 3 x 625U or LR9

NOTE: Prices quoted are estimated per day unless otherwise noted, and are subject to availability, the exact rental period, and other factors. Please request a formal quote to get an exact price.

Additional Information

The Sachtler 18 Head features a 100mm ball mount that provides smooth and precise movements while panning and tilting. The fluid head has a maximum load capacity of 44 pounds, making it suitable for a wide range of camera configurations, from small DSLRs to heavy-duty cinema cameras. The head also features seven steps of drag and a four-step counterbalance system, allowing for fine-tuning of the camera’s movement and balance.

The tripod legs are made of lightweight carbon fiber, making them easy to transport and set up. The legs also feature three-level locking for added stability, and a mid-level spreader for improved rigidity on uneven terrain. The tripod extends up to 66 inches and can support up to 198 pounds, providing a sturdy base for your camera equipment.

The Sachtler 18 Head and Tripod is an excellent choice for professional filmmakers who demand the highest quality and performance from their equipment. It offers exceptional versatility, stability, and smoothness of movement, making it an essential tool for any filmmaker’s toolkit.

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