The Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag for Sachtler Tripods is on sale for $1,627.50 USD, which is a saving of $700 USD.
- 26.5 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
- 75mm Half Ball
- SpeedSwap Clamp-Style Base
- SpeedLevel Technology
- Sideload Plate with 4.7″ Sliding Range
- 15-Step + 0 Counterbalance
- 7-Step + 0 Pan/Tilt Drag
- Illuminated Prism Bubble Adds Visibility
- +90° to -70° Tilt Range
The aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head uses Sachtler’s innovative SpeedLevel technology to provide almost instant mounting and leveling of your camera rig on Sachtler 75mm tripod legs. The clamp and stud SpeedLevel system saves precious time leveling your camera rig by eliminating the need to screw on a tie-down knob. Designed for documentary, news, and corporate productions, the aktiv8 supports rigs weighing up to 26.5 pounds. This 75mm ball fluid head features 15 steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag adjustment, plus zero settings for both balance and drag.
The SpeedLevel technology replaces the traditional head screw and tie-down design with a strong clamp built into the head bowl and a stud component that clamps onto your tripod bowl or other mounting platform, such as a slider. Simply grasp the large lever on the head and pull it up to release the clamp, then press it down to lock your head in place. Partially lifting the lever allows you to quickly and easily level the head.