Sachlter, part of the Vitec Group, is well known for their robust offerings of tripods, pedestals, fluid heads and camera accessories. Featured were the line of Ace Accessories, a new range of premium camera support gear, which include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box. Items can be bought individually or as a package.

Sachtler Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box

A height adjustable base plate provides a platform for the other accessories to be attached to a tripod using industry-standard 15 mm rods. The Ace Follow Focus enables camera operators to manipulate the focus point of photo or cine lenses without having to touch the lens barrel directly, bringing added accuracy and efficiency to shooting. The follow focus operates backlash free, and its versatility makes it ideal for professional video applications. Operators can change the direction of the drive gear mechanism, as well as easily set hard stops – merely by pressing one or two buttons. The Ace Matte Box can be used to minimize unwanted lens flare and provides housing for up to two standard-sized filters for the 4×4 and 4×4.56 variants. The matte box has been designed to support a range of DSLR and professional video cameras. It features an 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, as well as a rear clamping interface.

Sachtler Soom XL System showing TriPod, TriSpread and Tube
Sachtler Soom XL System showing TriPod, TriSpread and Tube

The SOOM TriPod is the basis of the SOOM XL system with which the camera reaches a maximum lens height of 8ft. The easily extractible aluminum tripod fits perfectly with the popular fluid heads of the FSB series. The SOOM TriSpread can be used individually as an aluminum baby tripod it reliably delivers extremely low shooting positions from 21.5 to 49 cm. The SOOM Tube is the final part of the SOOM XL System. Used individually as a Monopod camera it can hold up to 9 kg (including fluid head) and has a height range of 87-157 cm.

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