Sachtler ACE XL Tripod System with Slide-In Plate and Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

Sachtler ACE XL Tripod System with Slide-In Plate and Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

Sachtler ACE XL Tripod System with Slide-In Plate and Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

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Product Highlights

  • ACE XL Fluid Head with Slide-In Plate
  • Load Capacity 4.4 to 17.6 Pounds
  • For Camcorders, DSLRs, & Mirrorless
  • 8-Step Counterbalance
  • Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Two-Stage, Three-Section Standard Legs
  • Height Range Approximately 16 to 66"
  • Padded Carry Bag
  • Magnetic Transport Lock
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Sachtler Ace XL overview

  • 1Description

This Sachtler System ACE XL with ACE XL Fluid Head and Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod supports cameras and accessories weighing between 4.4 and 17.6 pounds, and is well suited for DSLRs, Mirrorless, and small- to medium-sized camcorders. The head features a sliding balance plate with 4.1" of adjustment to balance your camera, 8-steps of counterbalance adjustment and 3-steps plus a zero setting of independent pan and tilt drag. The slide-in plate features 4.1" of travel, and this amount of adjustability combines to give you precise control of your camera on the head, and the ability to easily tune your set up on a shot-by-shot basis.

The included Flowtech legs are a lightweight set of tripod legs that can be used without a spreader. The legs support up to 44 pounds, which means they can easily handle the weight of the ACE XL Fluid Head as well as your camera and accessories. The legs extend from approximately two feet to five feet, and are extremely resistant to twisting when you pan. Additionally, each leg features a single locking lever near the top of the leg that allows you to open the leg sections to raise or lower the leg. There is room for an optional mid-level spreader, and the legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but weak enough to easily release the legs when you want to set them up. The included padded carry bag is for storing or transporting the head and legs.

  • Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl)

    The Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl) is designed for digital cine-style cameras, supporting rigs weighing up to 17.6 pounds. This fluid head is suitable for larger DSLR and mirrorless MFT cameras, as well as pro-style cameras such as the Blackmagic URSA Mini/Pro, Canon C200/C300 Mk II, Sony FS series, and the Panasonic EVA1. The Ace XL fluid head features eight steps of counterbalance and three steps of pan and tilt drag adjustment, plus a zero drag option for pan and tilt.

    Mount your camera using the Ace XL Fluid Head's slide-in balancing plate with 1/4-20" screw and locating pin. With a sliding range of 4.1" this head can adapt to variously configured rigs. Additional features include a detachable, right-side pan bar and an illuminated bubble level. With an integrated flat head base, the Ace XL can be configured for shooting with a slider.

    Compatible Cameras

    Including but Not Limited To:
    Blackmagic URSA Mini/Mini Pro
    Canon C200/C300 Mk II
    Sony FS series
    Panasonic EVA1

    Ace XL Fluid Head Features

    Fluid head with 17-pound capacity suited for larger DSLR and mirrorless MFT cameras, and for pro-style digital cine cameras
    Eight steps of counterbalance; three steps of pan and drag plus zero settings for disengaging the pan and tilt tension
    75mm ball-based head has an integrated flat bottom useful for mounting to sliders, etc.
    Additional features include a four-inch sliding plate range, 1/4"-20 camera screw, right-side pan bar and illuminated bubble level
  • Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head

    With dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", this Padded Bag from Sachtler is designed specifically for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod equipped with an FSB fluid head. It is made with a high-density 900D fabric, which is both flame retardant and water-resistant to help ensure that your equipment stays safe. Additionally, layers of both open-cell and closed-cell foam are used in the construction to protect your gear against small bumps and shocks.

    The bag opens via a full-length zipper found at the top, which allows for easy access while shooting. For transport, two straps on each side can be connected to an integrated handgrip for easy carrying. There are also small handles on each side of the bag where the zipper ends, and right next to them are D-rings that can be used to connect an optional shoulder strap. Finally, a clear plastic window on the outside allows you to insert a tag with your name or phone number for easy identification when travelling.

    • Padded bag with dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", designed for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod with an FSB fluid head
    • 900D water-resistant fabric on the exterior, with layers of foam to help cushion gear against bumps
    • Full-length zipper allows for easy access to the interior compartment
    • Connecting hand straps, side handles, and D-rings available for transport
    • Clear plastic window on one of the sides allows you to insert a name tag for easy identification
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Sideload Plate S/Ace Tripod QR Plate
  • Pan Bar for Ace Tripods
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Year after Registration
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Registration

Also Includes

  • Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Three Removable Rubber Feet
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl)
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate
    Balance Plate Sliding Range 4.1" / 10.4 cm
    Tripod Platformervbrqqzwrwdz
    Base Mount 75 mm Half Ball
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    Drag Control 3-Step Plus 0
    Vertical Tilt -75 to +90
    Load Capacity 4.4 to 17.6 lb / 2 to 8 kg
    Counter Balance Incremental 8-Step
    Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
    Operating Temperature -22 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 10.0 x 8.0"
  • Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Padded Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.5 x 9.0 x 6.8"

Sachtler Ace XL reviews

ACE XL Tripod System with Slide-In Plate and Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my dream tripod This was described as a game changer, and I agree. Speed and flexibility are important to me, and this is extremely fast and flexible. It's also very light (I'm used to using a Hotpod). It goes from extremely low to full height in a matter of seconds. I'm very happy with it and would recommend it. It's well paired with my Sony FS5, but could handle a larger camera.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod! We just got this tripod and head but we love it so far. It is so light and easy to set up, yet it feels solid. The pan and tilt tension adjustments are a little stiff but I believe they'll loosen a little with use. There are only three tension adjustment settings but they are fine for what we do which is TV commercials and industrial shots. Even the case is very nice. We put a Sony a7S with a full Tilta cage, matte box, V-mount battery plate with brick, a follow-focus and an Atomos Inferno (with attachment arm) on this tripod and it handles all that just fine. I'm guessing our rig is about 7lbs maybe 10.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice piece of equipment Sachtler makes great stuff and this tripod system is no exception.� Sturdy, well built and reasonable priced.� Like the one handed height adjustment.� Head could be a little more fluid.� Maybe it needs more of a break in period.� I use this with all types of cameras with primes and matte box mounted on top of Sound Devices mix preD.� Additionally the setup is rigged with a Black Magic 7" field recorder on 15mm carbon fiber rails.� Feed comes directly from the camera via HDMI held in place with a Lock Port. Another well engineered piece of gear.� Great travel system for a one person shoot.�� The handle could be of better quality, especially the rubber end which seems cheap. Spreaders help as an option and additional cost.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tripod kit in its class! I've been searching long and hard for a reliable, professional-quality tripod system in the sub-$1,500 market for several years. I've purchased Manfrotto, Benro, Cartoni and others - including the Sachtler Ace system - but have never really found one that I was completely happy with. When the Sachtler Flowtech legs were announced, I high high hopes. After finally having my name come up on the waiting list and obtaining two systems, I can say that I've found what I was looking for. The Flowtech 75 legs matched with the Ace XL is a winning combination. Sturdy, rigid, lightweight, easy-to-use, fast, illuminated bubble, lots of control...everything is there. I now have the same confidence in my DSLR camera setup as I do with my Red Epic with Sachtler DV18 setup. If you have around $1,500 to spend and have a small to medium camera setup, this tripod system will work wonders. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice kit for light camera I purchased this kit to use the head on a different tripod and the legs for my Sachtler 8s head with my FS7.� The tripod head will be used with a Z150. Flowtech 75 legs are excellent, light, stiff, very well engineered.� The best sticks on the market for under $2K.
Date published: 2018-01-26
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