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
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
Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader
Sachtler 1001 specs
General Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4 kg) Maximum Height 66.5" (169 cm) Maximum Height w/o Column Extended N/A Minimum Height 30.7" (78 cm) Folded Length 33.5" (85 cm) Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no Weight 9.7 lb (4.4 kg) Head Counter Balance System 5-step Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes Balance Plate 4.1" (10.4 cm) range of adjustment Tilt Drag 3 grades each in horizontal and vertical, plus zero Tilt Range +90° / -75° Tilt Lock Not specified by manufacturer Spring Loaded Counter Balance In 5 steps Pan Range Not specified by manufacturer Pan Lock Not specified by manufacturer Legs Material Aluminum Head Attachment Fitting 75mm bowl Leg Stages/Sections 2/3 Leg Lock Type Thumb screws Independent Leg Spread Yes, without spreader attached Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes Center Brace Mid-level spreader Operating Temperature -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C) Packaging Info Package Weight 12.9 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 8.0 x 7.0"