Sachtler aktiv8T with Flowtech 75mm MS Tripod

  • Payload 1 – 12 kg
  • Height range 23 – 176 cm
  • Weight: 6.6 kg
  • SpeedSwap Clamp-Style Base
  • New carbon fibre leg design with exceptional torsional stiffness
  • Capture extremely low and high shots


The aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head uses Sachtler’s innovative SpeedLevel technology to provide near-instant mounting and leveling of your camera rig on select Sachtler tripods. The SpeedLevel clamp and bolt system saves valuable time when leveling your camera rig by eliminating the need to screw on a locking knob. Designed for documentary, news and corporate productions, the aktiv8 supports rigs weighing up to 26.5 pounds. This 75mm ballhead features 15 levels of counterbalance and seven levels of pan and tilt resistance adjustment, as well as zero settings for counterbalance and resistance.

SpeedLevel technology replaces the traditional head screw and mounting system with a strong clamp integrated into the head shell and a bolt that attaches to the tripod shell or other mounting platform, such as a slider. Simply grab the large lever on the head and pull up to release the clamp, then push down to lock the head in place. By partially lifting the lever, you can quickly and easily level the head.


In the Case

  • aktiv8T fluid head
  • pan handle
  • mid-level spreader
  • micro touch & go plate
  • 2x 1/4″ screw
  • 2x 3/8″ screw
  • flowtech 75 tripod
  • 3x rubber feet
  • SDK hard case

Sachtler Aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head With SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag For Select Sachtler Tripods (75mm) Specs

Camera Plate

Camera Plate Features Sideload, Sliding Balance Plate
Camera Plate Type Sideload Plate
Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4″-20 Male
1 x 3/8″-16 Male
Balance Plate Sliding Range 4.7″ / 120 mm
Safety Lock Yes
Plate Dimensions 5.5 x 2″ / 140 x 50 mm

Tripod Platform

Base Mount 75 mm Half Ball
Sachtler SpeedSwap
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control Pan: Stepped 7-Step Plus 0
Tilt: Stepped 7-Step Plus 0
Drag Type Fluid
Vertical Tilt +90° to -70°
Panning Range 360°
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes


Load Capacity 0 to 26.5 lb / 0 to 12 kg
Counter Balance Continuous 15-Step Plus 0
Pan Handle Fittings 2 x Rosette
Included Pan Handle Length 16.9″ / 430 mm
Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
Operating Temperature -40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Dimensions 7.3 x 6.1 x 3″ / 186 x 156 x 75 mm
Weight 6 lb / 2.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 10.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18 x 10.1 x 8.3″

Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod With Mid-Level Spreader And Rubber Feet Specs


Head Mount Type 75 mm Bowl
Load Capacity 44 lb / 20 kg
Maximum Working Height 60.24″ / 153 cm
Minimum Working Height 10.24″ / 26 cm
Closed Length 26.8″ / 68 cm
Materials Aluminum, Carbon Fiber
Weight 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg


Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
Leg Sections 3