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

Sometimes it’s a case of throw the camera on the tripod and start filming.
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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 45 cm 17.7 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 2.8 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)