Sachtler Video 18 S2 with Speed Lock CF Carbon Fiber Tripod

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At just about $8,000 for the fluid head and tripod, the Sachtler is the most expensive -- and by far the best -- support system I've ever used. In every way that my own tripod system (the Cartoni Focus HD) excels, this Sachtler combo excels even more -- dramatically more. There are other much less expensive models in the line that have the same degree of engineering, so don't be afraid to take a look.