Quick Take: Sachtler Cine-DSLR Tripod System.


Here is a Quick Take on the new Sachtler Cine-DSLR fluid head tripod and carbon fiber speed lock tripod. This is one of the best systems that you can get for DSLR video work. The ridiculously long quick release plate has a front and back lip that will prevent the camera from shifting. This also makes it easy to balance front heavy cameras like DSLR’s. It will handle anywhere from 2-11 lbs. The Cine-DSLR head has a three way resistance adjustment on both the pan and tilt and it also has a ten point adjustment for counter balance. The Sachtler Cine-DSLR system with aluminum tripod will only cost you around $1k. The 75mm Bowl Carbon Fiber Speed Lock Tripod will add an additional $1K to the mix. This is one of the best tripod systems I have ever seen specifically designed to work with DSLR cameras. I can highly recommend it.


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Mats

    If you compare it to the Vinten Blue, as they are in the same price range, is there a clear winner or is like Audi vs. BMW

  • http://twitter.com/rescuethecows Loren

    Jared I love your Quick Takes (have you trademarked that yet?) but you gotta do something about that audio!