I’m a big fan of Sachtler fluid video heads but they don’t come cheap.  With more and more budget conscious DSLR film makers out there Sachtler have decided to address the lower price point with the launch of a new full fluid head called the Ace , which comes partnered with a tripod for an expected price of only around $500. This price would make it the cheapest proper fluid head on the market and initial reviews of the heads build quality have been glowing.

  • Centre Spreader version total weight: 4.4kg
  • Floor spreader version total weight: 4.6 kg
  • Head on it’s own weight: 1.7kg (only sold with sticks)
  • Centre spreader min max height: 78cm/169cm
  • Floor spreader min max height 57cm/173cm
  • Length for transport: 85cm
  • Payload for both: 0-4kg
  • Temperature range: -30 C to 60C
  • Max angle of head 90 degrees down, 75 degrees up.

Review of Sachtler ACE DSLR tripod system from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Video Review: SACHTLER Ace – new ultra affordable fluid tripod from cinema5D on Vimeo.

Related Content