Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head with flowtech 75mm Carbon Fiber Tripod & Carry Handle Kit

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Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head with flowtech 75mm Carbon Fiber Tripod & Carry Handle Kit
Key Features
  • Ace XL 75mm Head
  • Carbon Fiber Legs with Ground Spreader
  • Carry Handle & Padded Bag
  • 4.4 to 17.6 Pound Load Capacity
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The Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head with flowtech 75mm Carbon Fiber Tripod & Carry Handle Kit provides you with an entire tripod system with carrying accessories and a padded bag for transport and storage. The Ace XL fluid head features a sliding balance plate with a 4" sliding range, and it supports cameras and rigs from 4.4 to 17.6 pounds. It features three grades of pan and tilt drag, a zero setting for completely free movement, and eight steps of counterbalance.
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Expected availability: End of Jul 2021
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Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl)
  • 3Sachtler flowtech 75 GS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ground Spreader
  • 4Vinten Carry Handle for flowtech 75/100mm Tripod
  • 5Sachtler Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head

The Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head with flowtech 75mm Carbon Fiber Tripod & Carry Handle Kit provides you with an entire tripod system with carrying accessories and a padded bag for transport and storage. The Ace XL fluid head features a sliding balance plate with a 4" sliding range, and it supports cameras and rigs from 4.4 to 17.6 pounds. It features three grades of pan and tilt drag, a zero setting for completely free movement, and eight steps of counterbalance.

The flowtech 75 carbon fiber legs are lightweight and extremely stable. Capable of supporting up to 44 pounds, they resist twist when panning for smooth camera movements. The included ground spreader folds neatly into the legs when packed for transport and allows a working height range from 10 to 62.2". The carry handle attaches to the head fitting of the legs, providing a comfortable way to carry the legs. The padded bag holds the head and legs during transport and storage.

Sachtler 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

Sachtler flowtech 75 GS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ground Spreader

The Sachtler flowtech 75 GS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ground Spreader 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 weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds and extend from a minimum height of 10" to a maximum height of 62.2" when using the included ground 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 without the spreader. An attachment point and carry handle are included.

Features

Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod
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 ground spreader snaps easily onto the dual-spiked feet using a combination elastic and lever attachment system. The rubber feet are removable from the spreader and can be attached directly to the dual spiked feet of the legs for operation on hard/delicate surfaces without the spreader.
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.

Vinten Carry Handle for flowtech 75/100mm Tripod

The Carry Handle for flowtech 75/100mm Tripod from Vinten enables you to carry your lightweight flowtech tripod single-handedly. This handle mounts easily on one of the tripod's accessory docks.

Sachtler 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

Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl) Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Balance Plate Sliding Range4.1" / 10.4 cm
Tripod Platform
Base Mount75 mm Half Ball
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control3-Step Plus 0
Vertical Tilt+90° to -75°
Physical
Load Capacity4.4 to 17.6 lb / 2 to 8 kg
Counter BalanceIncremental 8-Step
Bubble Level1 x Illuminated
Operating Temperature-22 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
Weight3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.1 x 10 x 8"

Sachtler flowtech 75 GS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ground Spreader Specs

General
Head Mount Type75 mm Bowl
Load Capacity44 lb / 20 kg
Maximum Working Height62.20" / 1.58 m (with Spreader)
5.02' / 1.53 m (without Spreader)
Minimum Working Height16.14" / 0.41 m (with Spreader)
10.24" / 0.26 m (without Spreader)
Folded Length27.17" / 69 cm
MaterialsAluminum, Carbon Fiber
Weight6.39 lb / 2.9 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeLever Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Feet FeaturesDual Spiked
SpreaderGround (Included)
Center Column
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.75 x 7.25 x 7"

Vinten Carry Handle for flowtech 75/100mm Tripod Specs

Physical
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight2.8 oz / 80 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.05 x 3.9 x 1.3"

Sachtler Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head Specs

Exterior MaterialNylon
PaddedYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36.5 x 9 x 6.8"
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