This Sachtler aktiv™ 100 mm fluid head for payloads of up to 14 kg (30.9 lbs.), with unique SpeedLevel™ technology, can be levelled in seconds giving you time to get the perfect shot in documentary, corporate or news applications. The SpeedSwap™ system delivers the fastest way to switch between tripod and slider in seconds giving you ultimate flexibility.

Product Highlights

  • Level and lock your head in an instant without missing a second of action
    Unique SpeedLevel technology.
  • Visible from any height or angle - day or night.
    Innovative PrismBubble.
  • Capture extreme low angle shots right down to the ground.
    Innovative streamlined mounting system.
  • Switch between tripod and slider in seconds.
    Revolutionary SpeedSwap system.
  • Create moving stories, whatever the weather.
    Performance tested to the extreme.

Success Stories


Kieran Tynan
Case Studies

Every Second Counts

Local news camera operator, Kieran Tynan deals with breaking news stories and also environmental issues for the BBC in the North West of England. Day-to-day news stories are wrapped up with time challenges, either unplanned delays or things happening earlier than thought. This makes time…
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Technical Specifications

Range aktiv aktiv
Payload 0 kg to 14 kg 0 lb to 30.9 lb
Counterbalance 15 + 0 steps 15 + 0 steps
Drag 7 + 0 drag settings 7 + 0 drag settings
Weight 3.3 kg 7.3 lb
Pan Bar Length 0 mm to 45 cm 0 in to 17.72 in
Pan Bar Type Pan bar DV 100 Pan bar DV 100
Pan Bar Attachment 18/-/32 mm 18/-/32 mm
Pan Bar Count 1 1
Level Bubble Yes, illuminated Yes, illuminated
Battery Type CR2032 CR2032
Bowl Size 100 mm 100 mm
Camera Plate Touch & Go plate 16 Touch & Go plate 16
Temperature Range -40 °C to 60 °C -40 °F to 140 °F
Tilt Range +90° to -70° +90° to -70°
Sliding Range 70 mm 2.76 in

Data Sheets

In The Box

  • aktiv™12T fluid head with pan bar DV 100 and Touch & Go plate 16

Compatibility Overview

aktiv12T is compatible with all Sachtler 100 mm tripods (except HotPod)