Sachtler has announced its new “aktiv” series of fluid video heads. Designed to replace their popular FSB model heads, the aktiv line is focused on speed and easy operation. There are four models in the new lineup, which are the aktiv6, aktiv8, aktiv8T and the aktiv10. They all share the same design principles but vary in load capacity, weight and size.
Update: the giveaway has ended, and the winner has been announced. Huge thanks to Sachtler for playing with us.
A few weeks back we did a very stupid thing, we dunked a Sachtler Flowtech 75 in the dead sea. Legs, head and all. Now, Dunking a tripod in saltwater is not clever, but dunking one in the most corrosive waters in the world is just plain stupid. Surprisingly, it performed beautifully after the dip. That’s easy though. If you wanna see how it works two months after, hit the jump. + We are giving one of these beauties away, continue reading to see how you can win one.
So far in this year’s DIYP gift guides, we’ve covered cameras, lenses, lights and bags. But whether you shoot stills or video, at some point you’ll likely need something to mount your camera to. So here are some of the new ones that have come out over the last year or so and the ones that we use the most.