Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag

Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag

Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag

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Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 17.6 lb
  • Drag: 3 Grades Each of H/V + Zero
  • 8-Step Counterbalance
  • Balance Plate with 4.1" Sliding Range
  • 66.9" Maximum System Height
  • Mid-Level Spreader Included
  • Rubber Feet and Ace Tripod Bag Included
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Sachtler System Ace XL overview

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The Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag is a full tripod system for videographers who use cameras and accessories up to 17.6 pounds. The Ace XL 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.

The Ace 75/2 D aluminum legs can support up to 77 pounds, which easily handles the weight of the head, your camera, and accessories. Each leg is individually adjustable, providing a stable platform, even when working on uneven terrain. The included mid-level spreader is also well suited to working on uneven terrain. Included rubber feet slip onto the dual-spiked feet for working on hard or delicate surfaces.

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
The 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

Legs

The legs feature independent height adjustments and spread, which allow the legs to remain stable on rough terrain and uneven surfaces including stairs
The dual-spiked feet provide grip in soft surfaces, such as earth or sand, when the legs are at a normal height, or when you need to spread them wide for low-angle shots
Removable rubber feet and the mid-level spreader allow you to use the legs in interiors and on hard surfaces
In the Box
Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag
  • Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl)
  • Ace 75/2 D Tripod Legs
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • 3 x Removable Rubber Feet
  • Padded Bag (9115)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2 Years with Product Registration
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    Sachtler System Ace XL specs

    General
    Load Capacity 4.4 to 17.6 lb / 2 to 8 kg
    Height Range 31.1 to 66.9" / 79 to 170 cm
    Folded Length 33.9" / 86 cm
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
    Weight 9.9 lb / 4.5 kg
    Head
    Counterbalance System 8 steps
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
    Balance Plate 4.1" / 10.4 cm range of adjustment
    Pan Drag 3 steps plus zero
    Tilt Drag 3 steps plus zero
    Tilt Range +90 / -75°
    Operating Temperature -22 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
    Legs
    Material Aluminum
    Head Attachment Fitting 75 mm bowl
    Leg Stages 4
    Leg Lock Type Lever
    Independent Leg Spread Yes, without spreader attached
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/no
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.0 x 8.0 x 8.0"

    Sachtler System Ace XL reviews

    System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works like it should, no more, no less I use this tripod with a set-up that weighs between 10-15 lbs, depending on the lens, etc. When rig is at its heaviest, the counter balance system is one click away from being maxed-out, so I'd say the 17lbs weight limit is probably pretty accurate. Fluid head works really well. Counterbalance system is good but not amazing; 8 steps isn't quite enough to get a perfect counterbalance setting with every rigging set-up. Legs are ok; you can feel a bit of flex when your rig is approaching the weight limit and/or when they're fully extended, but nothing crazy. I've seen reviews where people were underwhelmed by the size of this head in comparison to the Manfrotto 504 for example and that because of it, it's not as good; personally, I think this head is better in pretty much every way than the 504. Size isn't always everything.
    Date published: 2018-08-24
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