Since the 1950s, ARCA-SWISS have been a leader in large format camera systems with models such as the M line and F line 6×9, 4×5 and 8×10 cameras.

Today, the French manufacturer, is known for beautifully designed and engineered tripod heads and technical camera systems that are chosen by photographers who aspire to fine things and refined functionality.

Tripod heads such as the ACRA-SWISS Cube, the D4 and the Monoball P0 are all uniquely designed tripod heads that combine that well thought through functionality and the element of full control.

ARCA-SWISS products are the perfect partner to the camera systems that Specular supply. Specular are the distributors for ARCA-SWISS in Australia.

ARCA-SWISS D4 tripod head


With the invention of the d4 pan tilt head ARCA-SWISS has put an end to setting levers of 3d heads that extend in all directions and always get in the way. No more uneven swivelling out of the camera. No more oversized dimensions, heavy loads and other all too well-known drawbacks to get in your way.

The self-locking, micrometric movements in X and Y result from separate gear mechanisms, manufactured with a high-strength special alloy. Every tilt movement has its own ne tuning knob and a lockable free wheel button. When both knobs are unlocked, the tilts can optionally be carried out in freewheeling modus. The possibility of free movement in both axes using the freewheeling modus then ensures free movements similar to those of a spherical head!

The ARCA-SWISS d4 and d4m are especially suitable for efficient and precise work in digital studio photography and outdoors for architectural photography. The d4 is the world’s smallest, most functional and lightest gearhead and is a dream to use, accurate in it movements, and simple in it methodology.

The d4 is available with Classic screw style or FlipLock™ for holding the tripod plate.

ARCA-SWISS d4 :  Dimensions 110x90xH100mm. Weight: 800g

ARCA-SWISS Cube tripod head

Cube C1

The ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube main components begin as a single block of metal. Elements are machined with all possible excess metal removed for a final weight of only 998 grams. The C1 Cube is a real tribute to the arts of engineering and manufacturing as practiced by ARCA-SWISS.

The unique, patented design of the ARCA-SWISS C1 cube ensures a safe and precise camera positioning thanks to its accuracy and the multitude of possible movements.

The camera can be moved in micrometrical steps following two axes. As the camera moves within a circular arc, there is virtually no modification of the distance to the object or the display window.

A panoramic device in the base of the ARCA-SWISS C1 cube is used for the adjustment of the photographic equipment to the object. After the alignment and the leveling of the camera, a second panoramic swivel device, placed above the two axis allows for leveled rotation of 360° with no further adjustments of the camera required.

The RCA-SWISS Cube is ideal for photographers in Architecture, Still Life,  Cultural & Heritage and anyone who requires precision camera positioning.

The Cube is available with Classic screw style or FlipLock™ for holding the tripod plate or rail of a large format camera.


ARCA-SWISS Monoball p0 tripod head

Monoball p0

The ARCA-SWISS p0 is a revolutionary tripod head design due to it precision, ease of use and its extraordinarily strong, concentric and uniform locking force. It’s called Knobless because the traditional locking knobs have been removed and replaced by an ingenious geared mechanism. The p0 is precise, stylish, light and very strong – a hand of steel in a velvet glove!

The p0 is designed for use by photographers looking for precision equipment at an affordable price. The unique patented aspherical ball also creates a gravitational friction force thus preventing sudden camera deviation. The panning system is unconventionally located just below the camera mount providing a panoramic rotation that remains in line with the vertical.

The p0 is available in a range of configurations, please contact us to discuss the variations and determine what is right for you.

ARCA-SWISS p0 Monoball : Dimensions: h = 74 mm, ∅ = 60 mm. Weight 280g. Capacity 20kg.