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Sachtler aktiv8 fluid head Sideload with SpeedLevel and SpeedSwap technology

This Sachtler aktiv™ 75 mm fluid head for payloads of up to 12 kg (26.5 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.

Learn how to fit your bowl connector


Tripod Compatibility

  • aktiv fluid heads are compatible with Sachtler tripods. To leverage the revolutionary aktiv technology the flowtech®75 tripod has been upgraded to flowtech75 aktiv.
  • aktiv6, aktiv8 and aktiv8T systems include the new flowtech75 aktiv tripod.
  • You can find a list of all compatible tripods on the compatibility section on this page.

Learn more about the upgrade process

Feature
Value
Metric Imperial
Range
aktiv aktiv
Payload
0 to 12 kg 0 to 26.40 lb
Counterbalance
15 + 0 steps 15 + 0 steps
Drag
7 + 0 drag settings 7 + 0 drag settings
Weight
2.70 kg 5.94 lb
Pan bar length
430 mm 16.77 in
Pan bar type
Pan bar DV 75 Pan bar DV 75
Pan bar attachment
16/-/28 mm 16/-/28 mm
Pan bar count
1 1
Level bubble
Yes, illuminated Yes, illuminated
Battery type
CR2032 CR2032
Adaptor viewfinder extension
No Adaptor No Adaptor
Bowl size
75 mm 75 mm
Flat base
SpeedSwap base SpeedSwap base
Camera plate
Sideload plate S Sideload plate S
Temperature range
-40 to 60 °C -40 to 140 °F
Tilt range
+90° to -70° +90° to -70°
Sliding range
120 mm 4.68 in
Interface Compatibility
Sideload Sideload

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aktiv fluid heads are designed to work with Sachtler tripods.  We are engineering a range of accessories designed to make aktiv fluid heads compatible with  other accessories.

aktiv6, aktiv8 and aktiv8T can be combined with most Sachtler 75 mm tripods:

 aktiv6aktiv8aktiv8T
Tripod flowtech® 75 aktiv MS
Tripod flowtech® 75 aktiv GS
Tripod flowtech® 75 - How to upgrade
Tripod 75/2 AL
Tripod 75/2 MS AL
Speedlock75 (4588)
ENG 75/2 D (4188)
DA 75L (4183)
Ace tripods

    • aktiv8 fluid head with one pan bar DV 75 and one camera plate Sideload plate S
    • flowtech75 metal bowl insert (to upgrade flowtech75 tripods for optimum performance with aktiv fluid heads) and Service Centres flowtech upgrade instructions.
    story link. Ambassador Stories

    Uroš Podlogar relied on on his new Sachtler aktiv8 to deliver shots against the clock.

    Uroš Podlogar is a professional photographer and videographer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Known for fast filmmaking and adventure, Uroš was amongst the first to test out the new Sachtler aktiv system.