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Sachtler unveils Ace MK II fluid head systems

Apr 4, 2024

Sachtler, a leading manufacturer of camera support and accessories for broadcast and cinematography, and a Videndum plc brand, has launched the latest generation of its popular Ace fluid head systems. The new Ace M Mk II and Ace XL Mk II feature smooth Sachtler drag, and multi-step counterbalance.

“With Ace Mk II, camera operators have a cost-effective professional tripod system that can support payloads from 0 to 4 or 8 kilograms,” said Barbara Jaumann, product manager, Sachtler. “The new Ace M Mk II and Ace XL Mk II are among the lightest-weight tripod systems on the market, but still offer the key features that have made Sachtler the industry standard for professional lightweight camera supports — smooth camera movement and maximum stability.”

The Ace M Mk II system offers broadcast quality camera support in a lightweight and simple system. Weighing in at 4.4 kilogrammes (9.7 pounds) and able to support payloads of 0 to 4 kilogrammes (8.8 pounds), Ace Mk II systems include an aluminium tripod with carry handle and choice of spreader. The Ace M Mk II fluid head allows operators to work quickly and intuitively with smooth drag adjustments and five-steps of fast counterbalance.

The Ace XL Mk II delivers consistent performance for heavier digital cine-style cameras. It supports payloads from 0 to 8 kilogrammes (17.6 pounds) with an extra four steps of counterbalance to quickly balance larger and more accessorised rigs. Ace XL features an illuminated level bubble plus a removable threaded stud for users to easily swap from a tripod to a slider. The head is available in a range of tripod systems, including options with flowtech75, the world’s fastest tripod.

To enhance functionality, all 75-millimetre tripods sold with Ace Mk II now feature three three-eighth inch mounting points on the tripod bowl. These mounting points allow for effortless attachment of accessories like a Magic Arm, lights, or the new Ace Carry Handle. Standard features of the Ace Mk II systems include a carry handle and carry case, and there is an additional detachable flowtech-style mid-level spreader available to enhance agility.

The Sachtler Ace Mk II fluid head range is available now from Sachtler resellers as a head only or as part of a tripod system.

More information on Ace Mk II is available at https://www.sachtler.com/en/products/ace-mk-ii/

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