If you shoot with a cinema camera, like a Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Sony FS7, or even a shooter from Canon's C-series, you'll need a tripod that can not only handle the additional weight of a larger setup but also offer the functionality you'd expect to get with upper-tier cinema equipment, including fluidity, stability, and dependability in a myriad of harsh shooting conditions.

Sachtler, one of the biggest (and most dependable) names in camera gear, designed their Ace XL tripod system to tick all of these boxes.

It can handle a payload of up to 17.64 lbs., can handle temperatures between -22 to 140 deg. F, and has a height range of 31.10" to 66.93", all while being incredibly lightweight for easy transport.


But with units like this that offer users professional build quality and all the bells and whistles, you're looking at a pretty steep price tag. The Ace XL is no different, retailing at just under a grand. However, Adorama is offering this tripod at a special price of $599.99 if you use the coupon code 300OFFSC at checkout.

Key Features

  • 75 mm Fluid Head with wide Payload Range of 2 - 8 kg / 4.4 - 17.6 lbs
  • 8 Counterbalance Steps for quick and easy camera balancing
  • 3 + 0 Drag Steps for slow and fast pans and tilts
  • Wide Temperature Range from -30 deg. - +60 deg. C / -22 deg. - +140 deg. F
  • Very lightweight

Pricing and Availability

The Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System is available now and retails for $988, but Adorama is offering a special coupon code that brings the price down to $599.99.

Just enter the code 300OFFSC at checkout to save $388.

Source: Adorama