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Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl)

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Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl)
Key Features
  • 17.6 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
  • Two-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 4.1" Sliding Plate Range
  • 8-Step Counterbalance
The Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod from Sachtler combines the Ace XL fluid head with 75mm bowl, the SpeedLock carbon fiber tripod, and a mid-level spreader. Designed for digital cine-style cameras, the Ace XL supports rigs weighing up to 17.6 pounds. This system is suitable for larger DSLR and mirrorless cameras, as well as pro-style cine cameras.

Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System Overview

The Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod from Sachtler combines the Ace XL fluid head with 75mm bowl, the SpeedLock carbon fiber tripod, and a mid-level spreader. Designed for digital cine-style cameras, the Ace XL supports rigs weighing up to 17.6 pounds. This system is suitable for larger DSLR and mirrorless cameras, as well as pro-style cine cameras.

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. Cameras are mounted using the slide-in balancing plate. With a sliding range of 4.1", this head can adapt to a variety of rig configurations. Additional features include a detachable right-side pan bar and a bubble level. With an integrated flat head base, the Ace XL can be used when shooting with a slider.

This 75mm bowl-based combo has a 30 to 63" height range for capturing low and high shots. Its integrated mid-level spreader aids in quickly setting the tripod up on level or uneven surfaces. The rubber feet at the base of the two-stage legs can be removed, exposing dual spikes for extra stability outdoors. When you've completed shooting, quickly collapse the Ace XL Tripod System to 32.67" long and pack it into the included padded case.

Ace XL Fluid Head Features

Fluid head with 17.6 lb capacity is suited for larger DSLR and mirrorless 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 a bubble level

SpeedLock Tripod Features

Lightweight, two-stage carbon fiber tripod
Wide height range extends from 30 to 63" (with head attached)
Three-section legs end in dual spikes; removable rubber feet provide additional stability on flat surfaces

Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Balance Plate Sliding Range4.09" / 104 mm
Head
Base Mount75 mm Half Ball
Counter BalanceContinuous 8-Step Plus 0
Pan Handle Fittings1 x Fixed
Included Pan Handle Length14.72" / 374 mm
Bubble Level1
Accessory MountingNone
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlTilt: Continuous 3-Step Plus 0
Pan: Continuous 3-Step Plus 0
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+90° to -75°
Legs
Leg PositionsLocking 2 Positions and Continuously Adjustable
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Bubble LevelNo
Feet FeaturesRubber, Removable, Spiked
SpreaderMid-Level (Included)
General
Load Capacity17.6 lb / 7.98 kg
Maximum Working Height62.99" / 1.6 m
Minimum Working Height30.31" / 77 cm
Folded Length32.68" / 83 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Operating Temperature-22 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
Weight9.48 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38.5 x 10 x 9.5"
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I know this doesn't come with a mid-level spreader but does it need it? Or is it pretty stable without?
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