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Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader

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Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader
Key Features
  • For HDSLR Cameras & Compact Camcorders
  • Supports Up to 8.8 lb
  • Drag: 3 Grades Each of H/V + Zero
  • 5-Step Counterbalance
The Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader is a full tripod system for videographers who use HDSLR cameras and smaller camcorders. Whether you're doing documentaries, ENG, weddings, corporate videos, or any other type of projects with a smaller camera, the Ace M system matches your needs, enabling broadcast-style performance with lightweight components. With its light weight, compact size, and mid-level spreader, this system is perfect for projects that involve multiple setup changes on unpredictable surfaces.
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Sachtler Ace M Tripod System Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2SA Drag for Perfect Performance
  • 3Lightweight Material
  • 4Familiar Sachtler Features
  • 5Broadcast Feel for Smaller Cameras

The Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader is a full tripod system for videographers who use HDSLR cameras and smaller camcorders. Whether you're doing documentaries, ENG, weddings, corporate videos, or any other type of projects with a smaller camera, the Ace M system matches your needs, enabling broadcast-style performance with lightweight components. With its light weight, compact size, and mid-level spreader, this system is perfect for projects that involve multiple setup changes on unpredictable surfaces.

With a payload up to 8.8 lb, the Ace M fluid head features five steps of counterbalance as well as a plate that features a 4.1" range of adjustment, so you can balance your small camera to a very precise degree. Designed by Sachtler engineers for the Ace fluid head system, the SA drag system enables smooth, precise panning and tilting via the head's pan bar, with three grades of drag in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions, plus the option of zero drag. The head's tilt range is +90° to -75°.

The tripod mounts the head via its 75mm bowl. With the Ace M head attached, the two-stage aluminum model reaches a maximum height of 66.5" for a comfortable working height for almost all users. Also included is a mid-level which adds to the stability of the system on any surface, indoors or out.

SA Drag for Perfect Performance

For the Ace fluid head system, Sachtler engineers developed a patented drag, SA (synchronized actuated) drag, which guarantees accuracy and repeatability at a remarkable price. With three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag, SA drag enables fine adjustments for precise panning and tilting. Damping can also be completely deactivated

Lightweight Material

Weighing just 3.7 lb on its own, the Ace M head is composed of a glass fiber-reinforced composite material, which keeps the head especially light and offers a comfortable, non-slip surface feel. The head enables camera operators to work extremely intuitively and professionally – and with the system's light weight and compact size, operators will want to take Ace on the go

Familiar Sachtler Features

The Ace M head reflects Sachtler's 50 years of developing camera support products, which is evident in such practical features as the Ace M camera plate's parking position for spare camera screws and the long 4.1" sliding range. The plate comes with a 1/4"-20 screw and a video pin

Broadcast Feel for Smaller Cameras

With its payload range of 0-8.8 lb, the Ace M fluid head and legs are ideal for smaller HD & HDV camcorders as well as HDSLR cameras. The five-step counterbalance makes it easy to achieve proper balance quickly
UPC: 440001506949

Sachtler Ace M Tripod System Specs

General
Load Capacity8.8 lb (4 kg)
Maximum Height66.5" (169 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column ExtendedN/A
Minimum Height30.7" (78 cm)
Folded Length33.5" (85 cm)
Leveling Bubble/IlluminatedYes/no
Weight9.7 lb (4.4 kg)
Head
Counter Balance System5-step
Quick Release/Wedge PlateYes
Balance Plate4.1" (10.4 cm) range of adjustment
Tilt Drag3 grades each in horizontal and vertical, plus zero
Tilt Range+90° / -75°
Tilt LockNot specified by manufacturer
Spring Loaded Counter BalanceIn 5 steps
Pan RangeNot specified by manufacturer
Pan LockNot specified by manufacturer
Legs
MaterialAluminum
Head Attachment Fitting75mm bowl
Leg Stages/Sections2/3
Leg Lock TypeThumb screws
Independent Leg SpreadYes, without spreader attached
Spiked/Retractable FeetYes/yes
Center BraceMid-level spreader
Operating Temperature-22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 8 x 7"

Sachtler Ace M Tripod System Reviews

Great Value

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

The best tripod I've ever owned. I wish I had the money for the Carbon Fiber version.

Great Price, good quality

By Hyun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

Great price

A great tripod

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

This is my second Sachtler Ace tripod, and I am so happy to have one for each camera. It adjusts well, holds up in harsh conditions, and is easy to level. The controls for pan and tilt are super helpful and smooth. It also arrived quickly!

Great, smooth tripod!

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

I had previously been using a Benro S6, but there was no adjustments available for panning which sometimes became an issue. After mounting my camera to the Ace M and getting it balance I was immediately blow away by how precise the movement was. I was able to get everything quickly setup and getting perfectly steady shots while panning and tilting. I highly recommend.

Thanks goods

By Joongsup
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

I loved it, very fast ship!

What can I say

By Noel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Although there are a lot of plastic parts on this tripod, its still feels like pretty good quality. I use it with my DSLR camera, so I'm probably not the best example, but love the fluidhead and ease of use.

This is all you'll need

By Danielle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

This Ace M head/tripod is perfect for the Canon XF605 and probably most DSLR and Cinema camera setups (check weight in description). I can't believe I've been missing out on this quality for so long. No more fiddling with legs for balance as the head quickly loosens and tightens once the spirit level shows "level". Plate comes with 1/4 and 3/8 and I used both as the XF605 had both. Very easy to slide on and has safety latch right away so your camera won't fall off even if you forget to lock it down. The legs spread very well and are independently adjusted (worked very well in the bleachers to get the legs set just right. Very well made and the pan and tilt have a wide range of settings along with counterbalance dial. Happy now! BHPhoto delivered in two days after ordering through FedEx. I used for the first time at an outdoor track meet (there is a small learning curve to the settings - dial up the pan and tilt one step to mitigate jitters) I had it too loose and was a bit more jittery, but the footage acquired was very impressive and on a very windy day (I will use a gallon jug and use as a weight on windy days next time) See my vid on YouTube WunKoolKat. Very pleased with the Canon XF605 I also purchased from BHPhoto. Great customer service from BHPhoto as well as they helped me quickly cancel an order (like in minutes) so I could move to this camera and tripod instead. If you are coming from lower end tripods, you'll really enjoy this one!

Rock solid quality at an affordable price.

By Harry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

It's the bottom of the range 75mm bowl, it's a fibre moulded head that's so perfect, you can't tell it from an aluminium. With a pedigree of it's older siblings, the 1001 Black Edition is the perfect videographer's set of sticks. The quality needs no mention, the functionality is based on years of experience, the components feel like quality and the head is on bearings so free, you could use the camera as a wind vane. The carry case is a work of art and overall the best of the cheapest 75mm I think money can buy. Spreaders work well, legs are smooth and quick to use, overall, 100% satisfaction.

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