Arca-Swiss Heads

For decades, Arca-Swiss has created the finest tripod heads in the world. So much that there are terms like “Arca-Swiss compatible” that represent the standard in the industry. The bar was raised with unique products like the geared C1 Cube, the geared/ball D4 hybrid, and the PO ballhead. With an assortment of robust ballheads and precision geared heads,  Arca-Swiss dominates the high end of the tripod head category.

Key Benefits

  • World class precision gearing
  • Zero play ballheads
  • Multiple geared heads to choose from
  • Multiple QR camera mount styles to choose from
  • Robust and long lasting
  • Support for all formats, small, medium, large

Why It Matters To Us…

Arca-Swiss tripod heads are the finest in the world. If the tripod head is not right, then whatever is mounted above it will not be right. Leveling, framing, supporting, adjusting, all these attributes matter to achieving the best final image. Compared to cameras, many photographers use the same tripod and tripod head for years and years, sometimes decades.

While Arca-Swiss heads are relatively expensive to competitive products, why not invest more into something that is essential and that you depend upon every time you take a photograph? Once you go Arca-Swiss, you’ll never go back.

Arca-Swiss Heads

When you want the best geared tripod head in the world, this is your choice. Possessing separate X/Y geared movement, no other head in the world offers the same level of fine control over as large a degree of movement (up to 90º).

Choose a D4 tripod head when separate X/Y movements are desired. The D4 is extremely versatile as there exist the ability to use it as a precision geared head or as a manual ballhead style.

The Arca Swiss L60 and L75 levelers are sort of miniature cubes. The movements are not as expansive, but just as precise. And the substantially smaller size and footprint is welcome.

The Arca Swiss P0 tripod ballheads are unique. There is nothing like them. Ostensibly a ballhead in concept, they differ by virtue of a single adjustment ring that spans the circumference of the head and allows one to easily and precisely adjust the position of the camera.

With smooth ballhead movement and best in class stability, the Z1 Ballhead is the choice when a geared head is not desired. Full featured, including progressive motion related friction control, axial clamping, and an aspherical ball, the Z1 a state of the art ballhead.

Arca-Swiss c1 Cube
When you want the best geared tripod head in the world, this is your choice. Possessing separate X/Y geared movement, no other head in the world offers the same level of fine control over as large a degree of movement (up to 90º).

Arca-Swiss D4
Choose a D4 tripod head when separate X/Y movements are desired. The D4 is extremely versatile as there exist the ability to use it as a precision geared head or as a manual ballhead style.

Arca-Swiss Levelers
The Arca Swiss L60 and L75 levelers are sort of miniature cubes. The movements are not as expansive, but just as precise. And the substantially smaller size and footprint is welcome.

Arca-Swiss P0
The Arca Swiss P0 tripod ballheads are unique. There is nothing like them. Ostensibly a ballhead in concept, they differ by virtue of a single adjustment ring that spans the circumference of the head and allows one to easily and precisely adjust the position of the camera.

Arca-Swiss Z1
The Arca Swiss P0 tripod ballheads are unique. There is nothing like them. Ostensibly a ballhead in concept, they differ by virtue of a single adjustment ring that spans the circumference of the head and allows one to easily and precisely adjust the position of the camera.

Arca-Swiss Tripod Head SpecsC1 CubeD4LevelersP0Z1
X Gearing Range30º Geared
90º Manual
X or YL60: 10º
L75: 15º
N/AN/A
Y Gearing Range30º Geared
90º Manual
40º Geared
90º Manual
L60: 10º
L75: 15º
N/AN/A
PanningSP: Single base pan
DP: Dual pan, top is geared
SP: Single base pan
DP: Dual pan, top is geared
Base: Manual
Top: Geared
Top panSP: Single base pan
DP: Dual pan, base-top
Load capacity85 pounds75 poundsL60: 44 pounds
L75: 66 pounds
44 pounds130 pounds
QR MountClassic, Flip Lock, Monoball FixClassic, Flip Lock, Monoball FixClassic, Flip Lock, Monoball FixClassic, Flip Lock, Monoball FixClassic, Flip Lock, Monoball Fix
Dimensions4.3" x 4.3" x 4.3"4.3"L60: 2.8 x 3.3 x 2.4"
L75: 2.7 x 3.3 x 3"
Std: 2.4" x 2.9"
Hybrid: 3.3" x 4.9"
SP: 4.0" H
DP: 4.7" H
Weight35.2 ounces33.6 ouncesL60: 16.2 ounces
L75: 20.8 ounces
Std: 15.2 ounces
Hybrid: 17.6 ounces
25.6 ounces

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