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ARCA-SWISS Cube C1 Classic
Arca Swiss Cube C1 Classic

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Our Price: $1,572.00
MFR#: 8501003.1

Stock Status: In stock

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Product Code: 15039

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The Cube is reputed to be one of the best tripod heads in the world and its unique design makes it immediately recognizable.

It is a best seller, and a favourite of the most renowned photographers: its patented design and robustness are acclaimed by the most demanding among them.

The Cube is a geared tripod head which provides fine and completely secure positioning of all camera types through a combination of high-precision movements.

Efficient, gear-driven tilts

The perpendicular levelling cradles, each with a tilt range of +/- 30°, have their axes of rotation close to the optical centre of the camera.

Their adjustment therefore has very little effect on framing and perspective, which means setting-up is now faster than ever. The controls are so easy and instinctive to use that both axes can be adjusted at the same time with a minimum of corrections.

Each axis can be moved by a pair of knobs which can be used together for heavy cameras, or separately when operating in tight spaces.

A separate friction control is provided for each axis, for ease of use when working with the lightest or heaviest of loads.

The Cube’s geared controls are self-locking, so when a change is needed, simply turn a control knob to make a change then release it.

90° Tilt movement:
With a combination of the base manual tilt and the top geared tilt, the Cube can be moved into extreme positions.

A feature of the C1 Cube is the ability to open up like a clamshell to allow for vertical shooting without an L-bracket, or to increase the degree to which you can pitch and roll the camera.

The Cube base is hinged and is secured with a locking knob. Once unlocked, the Cube may be opened manually and relocked at 60° to the horizontal. To achieve the final vertical position, the geared tilt control can fine tune the camera position beyond 90°. Overhead views may be achieved in this same position, using top pan to rotate the camera upwards.

Dual Panning mechanisms:

Manual base panning permits initial alignment of the camera with the subject.

A second, top panning mechanism sited above the levellers gives precise and stable rotation once all is levelled horizontally. A scale graduated in degrees enables control of the rotation angle. It is manually operated as standard fit: additionally, two options are available:

  • - The gp option provides a fine geared control of rotation (gp = geared pan)

  • - The cp option provides panning in pre-set selectable steps (cp = clicPan®)

    Both panning mechanisms can be locked with levers.

    Large and visible level controls:

    Two large, clear and easy-to-read bubble levels are located on the top plate.

    Solid design and handmade, high-quality assembly:

    The Cube is machined from solid, aeronautical quality aluminium which gives lightness and robustness. It weights around 1 kg (2.2 lb.) and can support a load of up to 40 kg (88 lb.).

    ARCA-SWISS makes no compromise on quality: the Cube is manufactured and assembled by hand with the greatest care to ensure an outstanding experience and many years of pleasure when using it.

    Classic quick-release:

    The Classic quick-release has two channels, which make it compatible with Classic ARCA-SWISS plates (the most widely used) as well as plates made to the new, narrower & lighter monoball®Fix standard.

    When used with monoball®Fix plates, two pins on its base prevent any unintended slippage of the camera.

    Tightening is done by a simple screw knob with which the photographer can ensure the camera is properly and securely fixed in position. It is equipped with a target bubble level to visualize levelling.

    We recommend the use of original ARCA-SWISS plates, but the Classic quick- release is also compatible with different plates made to ARCA-SWISS Classic standards, although tolerances may vary between brands.

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