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ARCA-SWISS Cube C1 Flip Lock
Arca Swiss Cube C1 Flip Lock

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Our Price: $1,517.00
MFR#: 8501000.1

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Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 46875

Description Technical Specs

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.

    flipLock® quick-release:

    The flipLock® 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.

    The lever has 3 positions: open and closed, plus an intermediate position, which allows a plate or rail to be slid into position securely. At this setting, the plate or rail cannot be freed.

    The movement from closed to open position passes through the intermediate position to maintain safety and avoid accidents such as inadvertent opening of the lever by catching on something.

    The flipLock® quick-release is adjusted to work perfectly with original ARCA-SWISS plates. However, using an adjusting bolt it can adapt to different plates made to ARCA-SWISS Classic standards, although tolerances may vary between brands.

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