The ARCA-SWISS Cube begins as a single block of metal. Elements are machined with all possible excess metal removed for a final weight of only 998 grams. The camera can be moved in micrometrical steps following two axes. Unique to the Cube, there is virtually no modification of the distance to the object.
A panoramic device in the base of the Cube is used for the adjustment of the camera 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.
With the invention of the d4 pan tilt head ARCA-SWISS has put an end to setting levers that extend in all directions and always get in the way. No more uneven swivelling out of the camera.
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 tuning knob and a lockable free wheel button. When both knobs are unlocked, the head operates almost like a bullhead for completely free camera movement.
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.
ARCA-SWISS Monoball p0
The p0 is a revolutionary ball-head design that offers precision, ease of use and an extraordinarily strong, concentric and uniform locking force. Traditional locking knobs have been removed and replaced by an ingenious geared mechanism which allows for easy single handed adjustment while keeping the other hand on your camera.
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.
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