Sachtler Ace L and new FSB Tripod Systems at NAB 2013
The new Ace L fluid head expands the Ace product family which Sachtler launched in 2011 with the successful Ace M tripod systems. In comparison to Ace M, Ace L has a more flexible payload range of zero to six kg (0 to 13 lbs). Anyone who equips his or her DSLR camera, HDV camcorder, or small-format film camera such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, with camera accessories can benefit from this. Ace L is sold in combination with three especially lightweight carbon-fiber tripods and scores high with typical Sachtler features such as a phosphorescent touch bubble. Whether with a mid-level or ground spreader or with the telescopic TT 75/2 CF tripod for a particularly versatile height range – the Ace L systems can be easily set up, feature intuitive handling, and are reliable partners during a variety of film shoots. Freelance cinematographer Johnnie Behiri from Vienna has already tested Ace L: “For me, the Sachtler Ace L is a great further development of Ace M. Thanks to the increased payload and the additional professional features, Ace L is the perfect tool for my work with an array of different camera set-ups.”
New heavy-duty tripod in the 75mm range: the ENG 75/2 D HD
With a larger tube diameter than standard tripods, the new tripod ENG 75/2 D HD is especially stable and capable of carrying heavy loads. Together with the FSB 6 and FSB 8 fluid heads, it is a diverse and robust support system. Additionally, with the ENG 75/2 D HD, the tried-and-tested Sachtler fast-action clamping, which provides for maximum comfort and a particularly fast set-up, is now also available in the 75mm range. Handy extra: The mid-level spreader of the tripod can be removed without tools.