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Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

BH #SA4585 • MFR #4585
Sachtler
Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet
Key Features
  • For Select Sachtler 75mm Fluid Heads
  • Two-Stage, Three-Section Standard Legs
  • Supports up to 44 Pounds
  • Height Range Approximately 24 to 61"
The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections.
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Sachtler Flowtech Series Tripod Legs Overview

The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections.

Each leg extends or retracts independently from the other two, and when it is detached from the spreader each leg can pivot without affecting the other legs. This is especially useful when working on rough or uneven terrain. You can remove the spreader completely and lock each leg in one of three positions, so you can work without a spreader if you wish. This enables you to spread the legs extremely wide for low shots, while the tripod legs maintain their torsional stability. The dual spikes at the end of each leg provide extra grip when working on softer ground, and you can snap rubber feet onto the dual spikes for better grip when working on hard or delicate surfaces.

Note:
For select Sachtler 75mm fluid heads
Features
Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod for most Sachtler 75mm fluid heads.
Weighs only 6.4 pounds but supports up to 44 pounds.
The design and construction of the legs provide tremendous torsional stability. In other words, the legs resist twisting when you pan the tripod head.
The included mid-level spreader allows you to work on uneven terrain such as stairs or rocks while preventing the legs from flying apart. When using the mid-level spreader, you can use the included rubber feet to protect delicate surfaces from the tripod's foot spikes.
Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs.
The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move completely freely, suitable when working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles, suitable for use when working without a spreader.
When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport but allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up.

Sachtler Flowtech Series Tripod Legs Specs

General
Head Mount Type75 mm Bowl
Maximum Working Height60.24" / 153 cm
Minimum Working Height10.24" / 26 cm
Closed Length26.8" / 68 cm
MaterialsAluminum, Carbon Fiber
Weight6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Sections3
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 7 x 6"

Sachtler Flowtech Series Tripod Legs Reviews

These Tripod Legs are Amazing!

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-15

I can't believe how much time and effort these Sachtler legs save me. Being able to quickly adjust the height and level is a game-changer. It was a touch decision to purchase them as the price is so high but I love having these now.

I like the design but the speed level system is overpriced

By Dexter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-29

The total bill for this tripod is $2000 - $3500 depending on which fluid head you get. It really is a nice tripod, some parts of it aren't as high quality as I thought, such as the aktiv bowl connector clamp. It is made of cheap plastic which was very difficult to install so that was a bad initial impression but overall it's miles ahead of other tripods I've used. I'll probably buy another one for my B-camera once I've decided which speed level fluid head to get. Using the slider adapter for now.

Nice design BUT has one major flaw

By Myles
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-24

As much as I love the Flowtech design (I've bought 3 of these) I do have one problem with it. The magnet that keeps the legs together is a bit too strong. When you go to spread the legs it takes some effort to pull the legs out which causes extra strain on the mid-level spreader and over time the mid-lever spreader breaks. I have now bought 3 mid-level spreader. I've found that I get about 18 months of good to heavy use before the spreader decides to go. Sachtler definitely needs to improve this. I've included a picture to show where the spreader decides to break. And all three have broken in the exact same place. So, if you plan to use these legs a lot, you might want to figure in $200+ for a replacement mid-level spreader...every year or two. Definitely not ideal. See photo.

Good upgrade

By Gregory
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-31

I use this tripod with a Sachtler DV6SB head and video cameras in the 5-8 pound range (Panasonic CX350, UX180, PX270, etc.). It replaced a set of carbon fiber Miller Solo DV sticks (which are still great). The Flowtech legs are heavier but noticeably more rigid, go up higher and are easier to carry thanks to the flat leg profile. (The Bluestar neoprene pad for these legs is also a fine product and makes carrying the rig for longer distances more comfortable.) I prefer to work without the mid spreader most of the time. It isn't usually needed unless you aren't satisfied with the preset angles of the legs, and adds weight and extra adjustments to the setup. The signature leg locking mechanism may save a few seconds while setting up, but it doesn't feel that significant to me and actually seems to slow things down when collapsing the tripod after use. The carrying handle is much appreciated. I do not like the removable rubber feet, which are slow to remove and reattach, and have to be stored somewhere when not in use, in order to expose the spiked ends for outdoor use. The simpler retracting pads on the Miller were quicker and more practical for my use. After about three months of use, there are no signs of wear so far, so I am hopeful about its long term durability. The design makes it easy to clean the tripod after adventures in mud and sand. Although not quite perfect, all in all this was a sturdy upgrade to my previous main tripod, and I'm glad I was able to get it at the Deal Zone price.

Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level S

By Duy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-13

Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

Love it.

By walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-14

So far, I love this tripod. Coming from Libec and Manfrotto sticks... I've had a Sachtler head for a long time but never upgraded the tripod itself. It is far and away faster to setup, easier to raise and lower, easier to carry when folded and easier to move with the camera on the sticks thanks to the included handle. They are very rigid. The only con I've noticed is that sometimes the feet tend to get twisted or don't flatly contact the ground when setting up, probably from getting bumped around while folded up.... but I've never had this happen with any other tripod. It's not a big deal, happens rarely and I just tweak it back to normal and I'm good to go. I do wonder about long-term wear and tear. I've already got some good scratches in the carbon fiber legs after 2 months of normal use.

Best tripod i've ever used

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-17

By far the best tripod of used.So easy to set p and pack down and very sturdy

Best Stix I've seen in 40 years

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-29

This year marks my 40th year in the industry, and I've been a big fan of Sachtler for a long time. This tripod is the best I've ever encountered. It's light, well balanced, fast, goes low enough for a sit down interview yet high enough to shoot someone standing who's 6'4 without looking up their nose. If it's like my other Sachtler gear, they'll last decades. I'm happy with the purchase.

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