Arca Swiss C1 Cube Head with Quickset Classic Device. Designed for a realm where functionality trumps all concerns, the Arca-Swiss C1 Cube simultaneously achieves mastery of control with an appearance approaching the status of jewellery. There are still plenty of shooters around wishing to actually travel with their best stuff, and no geared head seemed practical to endure on one's person before the C1 arrived. The C1 Cube has finely calibrated ungeared panning adjustments under and above ±28° x-y geared axes with adjustable tension.
So that you can first centre the Cube's controls to your position with the bottom axis, then readjust the camera to point dead ahead with the upper axis. The gears' knobs have a little scrap of rubber running around them, to give pinpoint control while wearing gloves without being broad enough to obstruct the head's movements. On the bottom of it all, there's a third (ungeared) hinge which allows 62° of tilt so that any camera can reach the 90° vertical position. On top of the C1 you'll find 2 sensitive bubble levels and an Arca-Swiss Classic quick release clamp.Given all that's going on here, the weight's astonishingly low; just 925g, as light as could be imagined and considerably more compact than other geared heads. The C1's ultimate advantage lies in the world of macro shooting, where its design allows far fewer focusing readjustments while creating images. You see, all other geared heads (and all other 3-way pan/tilt heads for that matter) execute movements upon circular axes which are centred far below the actual camera-your gear moves along the outside of a sphere. The C1 Cube, however, places the camera inside of a sphere. It is almost as if the x/y axes meet at a point upon the image plane itself, with all the camera rotating around a stationary image plane. This remarkably difficult engineering feat was chosen to minimise movements of the optical system's entrance pupil during composing, making for speedier field work free of perpetual height and focus adjustments. Compatible with Arca's Classic quick release system.
Sophisticated engineering, machined from a single billet. Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in France. Geared x-y axes with adjustable gear tension and 28° of motion. Third 62° tilt-only axis underneath geared adjustments. Rubberised knobs easily manipulated in the cold and with gloves.
Movements allow camera's image plane to stay relatively stationary, easing macro work. The item "Arca Swiss C1 Cube Head with Quickset Classic Device 8501003.1" is in sale since Thursday, September 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Tripods & Supports\Tripod Heads". The seller is "flagheadphoto" and is located in Poole. This item can be shipped worldwide.