Sachtler: Ace acquires adaptable accessories12 September 2014
The already adaptable Ace L fluid head has gained several new accessories to make it more versatile, along with compatibity with all types of sliders. The new Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box are available individually or in a competitively-priced package.
Sachtler has added slider compatibility to all new Ace L heads, so that it can now be easily converted to a flat base, through the removal of a bottom screw, and mounted on a range of sliders.
The Ace L has a payload range of up to 6kg and can be used with three different carbon fibre tripods (the floor spreader, mid-level spreader or telescopic tripod system), and the slider functionality was something customers had asked for.
The Ace Accessories range is aimed at filling the gap in the market for high quality and economical support gear. The height adjustable base plate provides the platform for the other two accessories to be attached to a tripod using standard 15mm rods. The user-friendly Follow Focus operates backlash free and allows users to change the direction of the drive gear mechanism, as well as easily set the hard stops, by pressing one or two buttons.
The Ace Matte Box provides housing for up to two 4×4 or 4×4.56 filters, and has adjustable top and side flags, two filter stages (one rotating), four filter frames, two different sized donuts, one gear wheel and a friction drive wheel.
It has also introduced a Speedlevel bowl clamp for its 100mm heads. The new design should enable smoother and quicker levelling of the head, reducing set-up time.