Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head & Speed Lock CF Dual-Stage Tripod System
Product #40644
SKU ST-1865S2-NZ
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Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head & Speed Lock CF Dual-Stage Tripod System

Product #40644 | SKU ST-1865S2-NZ
Usually ships in 3 - 4 weeks

Product Features
  • 20 kg Capacity Fluid Head
  • Lighter Weight Carbon Fibre Tripod
  • 100mm Ball, Mid-Level Spreader
  • SpeedLevel Clamp Included
  • Sliding-Balance & Quick Release Plates
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Our Price $15,649.00 AUD

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The Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head & Speed Lock CF Dual-Stage Tripod System provides you with a complete tripod system featuring a 100mm ball-levelling fluid head. This upgraded version of the Video 18 S1 handles loads up to 20 kg while still operating smoothly at lower drag settings when using DSLRs and other lightweight cameras. A two-stage carbon fibre 100mm bowl tripod with a mid-level spreader, a SpeedLevel clamp, and a padded carrying bag round out this combo. The Video 18 S2's counterbalance knob lets you dial in 16 steps of weight compensation. A handy feature for multi-camera shoots, the boost button quickly adjusts the overall weight range when switching between heavier and lighter loads.

Able to handle DSLR setups weighing four pounds up to ENG and digital cinema cameras weighing 18.14 kg, the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head can fit into a wide range of video productions. Sixteen steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, along with locks for each axis, let you easily customise the response of the Video 18 S2 to fit your application, be it studio or field production.

The top of the Video 18 S2 head is dominated by a sliding balance platform which accepts Sachtler's convenient Touch & Go quick release camera plate. Once the plate is secured, the entire platform adjusts to balance your camera setup. At the front of the platform, parking spaces for 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, and registration pin screws are available for when they are not being used. Both sides of the head feature rosette mounts for pan handles. A right-side pan handle is included with the Video 18 S2. The base of the head terminates in a 100mm bowl mount for coupling with industry standard tripods, jibs, sliders, or other grip equipment that feature 100mm bowls.

It takes just three quick movements and the Speed Lock CF is ready for action - and users don't even have to bend over! The patented clamping system lets you adjust the tripod smoothly and safely, even with a camera mounted. The Speed Lock CF's carbon fibre construction ensures minimal load-free weight, and increases stability and twist resistance. On top of that, the clamping connection forms a third tube to further increase stability. The ergonomically shaped, high-tech clamps have a rounded design, which ensures that cables slide off without catching. In addition, you can tell at a glance whether the legs are clamped into position. The Speed Lock CF weighs less than 3 kg, only a couple of hundred grammes more than the ENG 2 CF, highly favoured by camera crews all over the world. And of course, it's compatible with all existing 100-mm accessories.

A Mid-Level Spreader is chosen when shooting is often performed on uneven surfaces, such as steps, rocky ground, slopes. It allows for rapid set-up and pull down by keeping tripod legs at an equal or preset distance relative to each other. Attaches to the centre bracket of a tripod and its arms are telescopic to allow extension of a tripod leg without detaching the spreader. Fits all 100mm, 150mm bowl, (except short tripods) OB-2000M, Cine 2000 and Cine 2000 Medium tripods.

Set of three Sachtler Rubber Feet . Snap these feet onto your tripod when it's not possible to use the dual spiked feet, ideal on slippery and glossy floors. For all Tripods with Off-Ground Spreaders (Except OB-2000/M and Cine 2000/M tripods).

The Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp for Sachtler 100mm Fluid Heads is innovatively designed with squeeze handles that let you more accurately and easily level your fluid head. Instead of the traditional twisting and untwisting, the SpeedLevel Clamp loosens the head position when you squeeze the handles and sets the head in place the moment you release the squeeze.

The SpeedLevel Clamp is compatible with all Sachtler 100mm heads and supports a maximum weight of 24.94 kg. (Third-party heads may not be compatible because a Sachtler 10mm thread is required.)

Key Features

  • Carbon Fibre construction
  • 100mm / 4" bowl base
  • Double extension design
  • Maximum height of 154.68 cm
  • Quick clamping system, locks tripod legs in seconds
  • Supports up to 40.82 kg.
  • For extra strength, the Speed Lock CF HD is also available for an amazing clamping force of 95.70 kg at a height of 159.76 cm
  • Innovative squeeze/release levelling mechanism
  • 24.94 kg max weight support


Video 18 S2 Fluid Head
Load Capacity 2 to 20 kg
Diameter/Thread 100 mm Bowl
Counter Balance System 16 Steps + Boost button
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Touch & Go plate 16
Balance Plate 120 mm
Tilt Drag 7 Steps
Tilt Range +90° to -70°
Tilt Lock Independent
Spring Loaded Counter Balance 7 Steps
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Independent
Levelling Bubble Illuminated levelling bubble (CR2032 battery)
Temperature Range -40 to 60°C
Height 202 mm (Measured from bottom of bowl-base)
Weight 4.1 kg
Speed-Lock CF Carbon Fibre Tripod Legs
Material Carbon Fibre
Load Capacity 40.82 kg
Bowl Diameter/Thread 100mm 4" Half Bowl
Minimum Height 45 cm
Maximum Height 154.68 cm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Quick Clamp Torque Lock
Centre Brace/Mid-Level Spreader No
Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked
Folded/Transport Length 69.85 cm
Weight 2.81 kg
Other Spreader Required
Mid-Level Tripod Spreader
Construction Aluminium
Type Mid-Level
Adjustable Yes, 4-steps
Minimum Length 27.94 cm
Maximum Length 45.974 cm
Weight 0.77 kg
SpeedLevel Clamp for Sachtler 100mm Fluid Heads
Max Weight Supported 25 kg
Bowl Diameter 100 mm
Operating Temperature -40 to 60°
Weight 0.32 kg
ENG 2 Padded Bag
Material Exterior: Cordura nylon
Interior: Padded

Type of Closure
Interior Dimensions 90 x 20 x 21.5cm (LxWxH)
Accommodates Sachtler tripods with fluid heads up to 89 cm long
Padded Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Interlocking handles
Weight 1.65kg

In The Box

  • Video 18 S2 Fluid Head
  • Telescoping Pan Handle
  • Speed-Lock CF Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
  • Mid-Level Tripod Spreader
  • Rubber Feet (Set of 3)
  • SpeedLevel Clamp for Sachtler 100mm Fluid Heads
  • ENG 2 Padded Bag
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty


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  • Product: Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head & Speed Lock CF Dual-Stage Tripod System
  • Manufacturer: Sachtler
  • Model: ST-1865S2-NZ
  • SKU: ST-1865S2-NZ
  • RM Product #: 40644
  • Head Type: Fluid
  • Load Capacity: 20.0 kg
  • Material: Carbon Fibre
  • Weight: 4.10 kg