Sachtler Ace Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & On-Ground Spreader

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Sachtler Ace Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & On-Ground 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 Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & On-Ground 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 system matches your needs, enabling broadcast-style performance with lightweight components. With its light weight, compact size, and floor spreader, this system is perfect for projects that involve multiple setup changes on level surfaces.

With a payload up to 8.8 lb, the Ace 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 head, 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 head attached, the two-stage aluminum model reaches a maximum height of 68.1" for a comfortable working height for almost all users. Also included is an on-ground spreader, model SP 75, which adds to the stability of the system when you're operating on a level surface. The spreader features telescopic arms to accommodate different tripod heights.

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Sachtler Ace Tripod System Overview

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

The Sachtler Ace Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & On-Ground 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 system matches your needs, enabling broadcast-style performance with lightweight components. With its light weight, compact size, and floor spreader, this system is perfect for projects that involve multiple setup changes on level surfaces.

With a payload up to 8.8 lb, the Ace 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 head, 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 head attached, the two-stage aluminum model reaches a maximum height of 68.1" for a comfortable working height for almost all users. Also included is an on-ground spreader, model SP 75, which adds to the stability of the system when you're operating on a level surface. The spreader features telescopic arms to accommodate different tripod heights.

SA Drag for Perfect Performance

For the Ace head, 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 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 head reflects Sachtler's 50 years of developing camera support products, which is evident in such practical features as the Ace 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, Ace is ideal for smaller HD & HDV camcorders as well as HDSLR cameras. The five-step counterbalance makes it easy to achieve proper balance quickly

Sachtler Ace Tripod System Specs

General
Load Capacity8.8 lb (4 kg)
Maximum Height68.1" (173 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column ExtendedN/A
Minimum Height22.4" (57 cm)
Folded Length34.3" (87 cm)
Leveling Bubble/IlluminatedYes/no
Weight10.1 lb (4.6 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 BraceNo
Operating Temperature-22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Packaging Info
Package Weight13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36.2 x 7.5 x 6.5"
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I purchased my Ace trips for my new sony camcorder and love it. I would also like to use this tripod with my Canon 7d for both still and video applications. What accessories would you recommend to properly mount the 7D to this tripod head?
Asked by: Jeanne K.
The Ace tripod system is excellent for the 7D in most any video configuration you wish. You can start out by just mounting the 7D directly on the tripod with the included quick release. If you progress in video, you will find you will want a cage to hold accessories, such as a mic, a light, a mic receiver, etc, etc. Then you may wish to go hand held. There are dozens of firms making such handheld 15mm shoulder DSLR rigs. Zacuto, Redrock, SHAPE, Genus, ikan are just some of the good quality ones. The trick comes with wanting to do stills with this tripod as well. Using a video head for stills is very limiting mostly because of not being able to go vertical. Other disadvantages are the pan handle gets in the way, and fast framing is impossible because the fluid, while great when shooting video, slows you down lining up still shots. Generally, in the long run, a still photo tripod is preferred. However, to economize, the answer is to remove the video head and put a still photo ball head in its place. Do so by adding a 75mm ball to flat adapter like the one from E-image seen attached. Then mount a still photo tripod head such as the Giottos to the flat base. This should work pretty well.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this tripod and head capable of smooth panning and tilting with my GH5 and 100-400mm lens set at 400? This is 800mm full frame equivalent.
Asked by: John
This will be an excellent choice. The Ace head is very smooth and will handle your camera and lens with ease.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is there a hi-hat that fits my Sachtler ace ball?
Asked by: David W.
Yes, you just need one tha fits 75mm half ball heads. Ask your local rental houses.
Answered by: Anthony R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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is it delivered with its transport's bag?
Asked by: CHAHAUT
yes, the bag is included in the system
Answered by: Barbara J. Sachtler Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What is the load capacity of the legs alone? In case I want to mount a slider with a camera.
Asked by: Pascual
Not more than 8 pounds and that is pushing it. Of course you know that sliders are best when secured at both ends or on solid ground...unless it is a very short slider.
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