Man - I love that Sachler FSB-6 Head, absolutely worth every cent. Video pans are silky smooth and better than butter - pure class. Panning distant planes @ 500mm (x1.6 crop) is easy.
3x variable drag on bath pan & tilt and variable pre-load balancing to 6KG . Can turn the pan drag off and spin it. The illuminated tilt bubble is worth the money alone. The plates are super long, to balance anything, infact, I cut the longer 'dslr' plate shorter (standard plate in this photo).
Those Manfrotto 536 CF legs are rock solid, with a 100mm bowl (I am not using an adapter for the 75mm head) and extend 203cm, making the centre of the lens 230cm max, great for getting over the crowds. I like to set up @ the back of the crowds now - adds some interest. This is the best combo for DSLR video IMHO, and not too heavy either. The only negative, is no portrait orientation with most lenses.
I have over balanced on my portable stool, fast panning video @ an air show, and grabbed the tripod to stop me falling, and still got the shot with minimal shake.
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