MySachtler: The world’s fastest tripod legs – flowtech 75 – Commentary – Updated

“Presenting flowtech™75, a versatile, lightweight tripod that is easier and faster to deploy and adjust than any other tripod….”

Commentary

This new tripod system from Sachtler, the flowtech 75 fast set-up and fast-strike carbon fibre tripod  legs with a choice of fluid heads, has appeared at just the right time.

At present I am re-evaluating all my tripods and camera support options with the goal of slimming my kit down while losing weight and gaining versatility and speed of use with the new generation of rigged and naked cinema and hybrid cameras like Fujifilm’s X-H1, Panasonic’s Lumix DC-GH5, Lumix DC-GH5S and Blackmagic Design’s coming Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

I currently have two video tripods, a small video travel tripod and a much bigger and heavier Miller video tripod.

I am considering keeping the travel tripod for use when backpacking and selling the Miller tripod in order to buy this exciting new tripod system from Sachtler.

The only question in mind right now is whether the Flowtech 75 can support sliders as well as my Miller currently does.

I have a sentimental attachment to my Miller tripod due to this iconic Australian tripod maker’s Universal wooden-legged fluid head tripod being the very first video tripod I ever used, as a kid shooting my first award-winning short feature film, but emotion must not stand in the way of speed, efficiency and portability.

I have yet to see and try a flowtech 75 out in real life, and am unsure as to which Sachtler tripod head would best suit my needs, whether the Ace XL or the FSB 4, but so far what I have seen and read online is impressive.

Sachter flowtech 75 carbon fibre tripod legs system and related accessories

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