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Header image for article At the Bench: Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp

At the Bench: Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp

Sachtler recently introduced the SpeedLevel Clamp for its 100mm ball level heads. The unit ties down in typical fashion, however, the two levers allow users to quickly reset the level for their camera. In addition to very fast level adjustments, this comes in especially handy in the middle of a take or when you are about to roll.

A common problem with standard tie downs is they inherently require some force to loosen, and that force gets transmitted to the camera and then to the screen. The SpeedLevel Clamp allows you to avoid this embarrassing problem; the levers can be oriented in any direction, making them easy to grab. In addition, the levers are easily operated when wearing gloves. Watch the video above to learn more about this quick and elegant solution to leveling your camera on the fly.

To learn more about tripods, fluid heads, and building a professional camera system, check out our Digital AC series coming up on both coasts.

Editor's Note: In the video, Ian refers to the Sachtler Speed Lever - the official name of the product is the Sachtler SpeedLevel Clamp.

Ian McCausland
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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