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Sachtler System Video 18 FT MS with flowtech 100 Tripod

Abel Code: SA-1811FTMS
Mfr. Code: 1811FTMS
In Stock
Available In Store | NY
This system includes the Video 18 S2 Fluid Head, flowtech 100 Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader, Rubber Feet, and Carry Handle, Speedlevel Clamp, and Padded Bag (ENG).
Key Highlights
  • Video 18 S2 + flowtech 100 System
  • 100mm Ball Fluid Head
  • 100mm Bowl Carbon Fiber Tripod


This system includes the following items:

  • Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head - 100mm Ball with Touch & Go Plate, Pan Handle & Tiedown
  • Sachtler flowtech 100 MS Tripod - 100mm Bowl
  • Sachtler flowtech 100 Mid-Level Spreader
  • (3) Rubber Tripod Feet
  • Carry Handle
  • SpeedLevel Clamp
  • ENG 2 Padded Bag


The Sachtler 100mm System Video 18 FT MS fluid head with flowtech 100 tripod offers an incredibly fast and easy set up with the world’s fastest deploying tripod system, for camera configurations weighing up to 48 lb (22 kg). This system is ideally suited for heavy ENG camcorders. The Video 18 fluid head offers fully functional smooth drag performance from -40°C to +60°C. The unique flowtech™100 tripod is extremely simple and quick to deploy and adjust.


The Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head - 100mm Ball is the latest generation of the popular Video 18 ENG head, now with a greater payload than ever before. Thanks to the excellent drag mechanism, innovative Speedbalance technology for swift weight compensation, and the large payload range, this fluid head is not only comfortable to use, but also highly reliable.

The Video 18 S2 includes familiar Sachtler features like temperature resistance, Touch & Go quick release plate, parking position for spare camera screws, and an illuminated spirit level.

Features & Specifications:

  • Weight: 9 lb (4.1 kg)
  • Payload: 4-48 lb (2-22 kg)
  • 16 counterbalance steps + boost button
  • 7 horizontal and vertical grades of drag, +0
  • Tilt range: +90º to -70º
  • Slide range: 4.7" (120mm)
  • Temperature range: -40ºF to 140ºF (-40ºC to 60ºC)
  • Camera Mounting: Touch & Go 16
  • Ball Mount Diameter: 100mm
  • Integrated flat base
  • Pan Bar: (1) Type Plus Telescopic, Right
  • Level: Illuminated


The Sachtler flowtech 100 MS Tripod features unique quick release brakes to deploy and adjust tripod height in an instant, while its ergonomic carbon fiber leg design offers exceptional torsional stiffness and easy transportability. An integrated, versatile hinge lock mechanism allows you to capture extremely low and high shots with superior performance and reliability, thanks to extensive endurance and environmental testing.

The flowtech 100 tripod is designed for precision shooting and heavier camera payloads, up to 66 lb (30 kg). Includes Sachtler flowtech 100 Mid-Level Spreader with 11.4-16.3" (29-41.5cm) build-up radius, and (3) rubber tripod feet.


  • Deploy and adjust your tripod in an instant with unique quick release brakes
  • Easy to transport with exceptional torsional stiffness, thanks to an ergonomic carbon fiber leg design
  • Capture extremely low and high shots with versatile hinge lock mechanism
  • Fast and stable setup in narrow spaces or on uneven terrain with a carbon fiber mid-level spreader
  • Extensive endurance and environmental testing gives the flowtech 100 superior performance and reliability


The Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp improves the speed at which you can level your camera platform on a 100mm bowl tripod. It has a weight capacity of 55 lb and squeezable handles.

Simply attach the clamp to the bottom of the fluid head (between the tripod legs). Now, squeeze the clamp and shift the fluid head using the clamp below and your hand on the platform or an attached camera to level it. The SpeedLevel Clamp assists your leveling movements in a smoother and more precise fashion than traditional tie-downs.

The Speedlevel clamp has been designed for Sachtler's ENG equipment and is compatible with all Sachtler 100mm fluid heads.


The Sachtler ENG 2 Padded Tripod Soft Bag is designed to hold DV1-DV8, Cine DSLR and FSB on tripods, Speed Lock 75 CF, ENG 75/2 D, DV8/100, DV10, DV12, Video 15/18/20 and Cine 7+7 on tripod legs, Speed Lock CF and ENG 2, and this flowtech 100 System with Video 18 S2 Fluid Head. It features molded carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. Cordura & Nylon construction with a zipper closure.


What's in the Box

  • 3 x Rubber Tripod Feet (S2052-1073)
  • Sachtler flowtech 100 Mid-Level Spreader (S2056-0001)
  • Sachtler flowtech 100 Tripod
  • Carry Handle (S2051-1057)
  • flowtech Attachment Mount (S2051-1900)
  • Tie Down (S2052-1100)
  • Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp
  • Pan Bar (Type Plus Telescopic, Right)
  • Touch & Go QR Plate with 1/4" & 3/8" Screws, Pin Screw
  • Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head - 100mm Ball
  • Sachtler ENG 2 Padded Tripod Soft Bag


Key Highlights

  • Video 18 S2 + flowtech 100 System
  • 100mm Ball Fluid Head
  • 100mm Bowl Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • SpeedLevel Clamp included
  • Tripod Soft Bag included

Bags & Cases / Covers

Bag & Case Inserts:
Product-Specific Insert(s)
Bag Shape:
Bag Physical Type:
Soft Bag
Bag Handle Type:
Zipper - Tripod Bag


Spreader Position:
Spreader Max Dimensions:
16.3" - 41.5cm (max. build-up radius); 11.4" (29cm) min. radius


Tripod Materials:
Carbon Fiber
Tripod Size:
Tripod Type:
Transport / Folded Length:
26.7" - 68cm
34.3" - 87cm (System)
Under 25"
Tripod Options:
Fast Set-Up
Carry Handle
Tripod Feet:
3 x Rubber
Tripod Stage:
Tripod Max Payload:
66lb - 30kg

Tripod - Heads Only

Head Max Payload:
Up to 48 lb
Head Mount Type:
100mm Ball
Head Tilt Range:
-70° / +90°
Head Type:
Fluid Head
Counterbalance Positions:
Panoramic Rotation:
Head Weight:
9 lb

Tripod Plates & Adapters

Tripod Plate Type:
Quick Release
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