From Arca-Swiss: ARCA-SWISS Monoball Z1+
The ARCA-SWISS Monoball Z1+ is the latest tripod head in the Monoball Z-Family. Following the introduction of the Z2+ and Z1g+, the new Z1+ will benefit equally from the further refined “Motion Related Gravity Control” system.
MRGC is a variable bi-directional drag system which operates independently on both axes but is stabilized in all directions.
With horizontal movements, the friction setting of the ball head remains the same, whereas vertical movements take advantage of the aspherical ball which leads to a progressive increase of the friction as the camera/lens is tipped forward or back.
This increase makes our ball head the safest available. No flopping around! Intelligent engineering and precise manufacturing guarantee well distributed radial forces to provide a strong hold, while simultaneously allowing smooth and accurate positioning of the camera.
The new Monoball Z1+ is available with a single or double pan. The double pan allows perfectly horizontal panning, irrespective of the tripod placement. ARCA-SWISS p0
ARCA-SWISS is offering a new version of our compact and lightweight p0 tripod heads. All p0 tripod heads are fitted with an aspherical ball and a patented locking mechanism based on three planetary locking elements.
These locking elements apply uniform force around the ball ensuring smooth movements of the camera in any axis.
Above the head’s locking mechanism, ARCA-SWISS has now integrated two self-locking, geared segments, each of which can precisely adjust up to a range of ± 10° in the X or Y axes.
This allows the Photographer to adjust or level the camera coarsely with the ballhead using the p0 locking ring, and then be able to fine tune his camera position precisely in both axes, using the MicroMetric gear driven knobs. These mechanisms have been designed so the camera moves within a circular arc over the center. Additionally, if the nodal point is adjusted for, there will be virtually no change in the distance to the subject that can be seen in the viewfinder or dis - play. After the alignment and lev - eling of the camera, a panoramic swivel device placed above the two axes, allows for a completely level rotation of 360°, with no further adjustment of the camera required. It’s the perfect solution in applications requiring fast but precise adjustments, such as for architectural, table top, macro and panoramic photography. ARCA-SWISS C1 and D4 gp
The patented ARCA-SWISS C1 cube and ARCA-SWISS D4 with their unique design and innovative construction have been further developed and are now available with a gear driven self-locking panning device situated underneath the camera quick release, for secure and precise positioning. The new versions of our heads will be designated “gp” for geared panning control.
The photographer now has a choice when using pan for an image — gear driven or free movements. When the gp knob is pulled out, the pan movement is free for coarse and quick panning adjustments. When the gp knob is pushed in, the gears inside the panning device are re-engaged and will offer precision geared rotation of the camera.
Using the new geared panning device, cameras and lenses can be moved micro-metrically in three axes. Due to its position, panoramic movements will maintain the central axis.
Additionally, ARCA-SWISS C1 cube gp and ARCA-SWISS D4 gp are equipped with a second manual panning control at the base of the head for aligning the head on the tripod.
The new C1 cube gp and D4 gp will be offered separately and are not replacing the current versions. B&H
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