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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Sachtler finally revamps Video 18 an Video 20 heads

Sachtler showed two new revamped versions of the classic Video 18 and Video 20 heads. The main exciting thing I see is that they have "detuned" the minimum weights way down to be able to support EX1, HPX170 and even loaded DSLRs on these heads, while instigating a new boost mode that allows the maximum weight ratings all of the way up to 40 or 50 lbs.

Nice.

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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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As you say, Dan.........

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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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Wow, revolutionary! Hardly a revamp I'd say, just a new dial and a slight expansion of the payload range. Maybe they'll eventually catch up with O'Connor (and even Vinten) and get a counterbalance that goes steplessly from zero to maximum, so you could use anything from a 5D to a Panaflex.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #4
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It rather looks like they're doing the counterbalance in steps using that dial on the back. Being able to use the light cameras is a big plus, a quality tripod working well within it's capabilities is a delight to use.

I don't know about a Panaflex, that's very much 150mm bowl territory, but the lighter RED rigs should a possibility.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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Want one of those badly!

With the camera market changing faster and faster it's almost scary to buy the older Video 15/18/20 heads as they have much more narrow counter balance range.

A Video20 S1 on a set of CF speedlock HD legs would be a nice kit....in the 10grand price range though, but the larger sachtlers tend to last for years.
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