What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Acratech Long Lens Head

B&H # ACLLH Mfr # 1160
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $329.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports Lenses as Long as 600mm f/4.0
  • Arca-Style Quick-Release Clamp
  • CNC-Machined
  • Engraved Degree Markings
  • Indexable Clamp
  • Weighs Less Than 1 lb

The Acratech Long Lens Head is designed to support super-telephoto lenses as long as 600mm f/4.0. The CNC-machined Long Lens Head weighs less than 1 lb and features an Arca-style quick-release clamp that's compatible with plates from manufacturers such as Arca-Swiss, Kirk, R.R.S., and many others.

The clamp is indexable, which means it can be rotated in 90° increments by loosening the rubberized knob. This enables easy use of cameras without lenses that have lens collars, and facilitates 90° sideways tilt (rather than front-to-back tilt). While the head is specifically designed for use with extremely long telephoto lenses that are mounted with a lens collar, this feature ensures that even if you're using multiple cameras in the field, you don't need to transport other heads besides the Long Lens Head when you want to mount a camera body (with a smaller lens) directly to your tripod & head.

The tension control is fully adjustable to suit heavier and lighter loads, and the head tilts 90° in two directions. Degree markings are engraved, for precise control over panoramic adjustments. All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off.

Provides easy, smooth balance for long lenses
Fits all standard tripods (1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads)
Solid precision feel
Large 18mm (0.71") bullseye level
Beautiful satin-black anodized finish
Made in the USA
Weight Less than 1 lb (0.45 kg)
Acratech Long Lens Head
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty for Original Purchaser
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AcratechLong Lens Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (6)
    • Large range of motion (6)
    • Stable (4)
    • Strong clamp (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Wildlife (5)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very good substitute for gimbal head

      For the past 2 years I have been using my Wimberley Gimbal Head 200 for my Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens. I purchased the Arcratech Long Lens Head and used it this past week...Read complete review

      For the past 2 years I have been using my Wimberley Gimbal Head 200 for my Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens. I purchased the Arcratech Long Lens Head and used it this past week for about 5 hours of photographing. It works adequately. It has a little bit of dowward shift due to a pinch of looseness, but not terrible. Occassionally the 10 lb 400mm will cause the head to dip when your changing bodies/teleconverters.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      400mm 1.4L IS ver 1 may be too heavy

      Nice build and light though I feel like the clamp and friction knob aren't really effective enough to manage the weight of a Canon 400mm 2.8L lens with a 1D Mk IV body.

      Nice build and light though I feel like the clamp and friction knob aren't really effective enough to manage the weight of a Canon 400mm 2.8L lens with a 1D Mk IV body.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Compact Long Lens Solution

      By Nyfty

      from Lincoln Nebraska

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

        Built to handle long lenses, with the flexibility of mounting a body and normal lens.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Better than a gimbal head

        By Gadgeteer

        from New Zealand

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • High Price

        Best Uses

        • Astro
        • General
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

        I use this head for my 400/2.8 lens. I also use it as a general tripod head. It is both light weight and small but works just as well as my large and heavy gimbal head for my big lens arrangement and perfectly for all my other needs. Excellent in both quality and design.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Lowa2

        from Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

          I bought this head to replace my gimball head to use with my 500/4is and 7d. I didn't like the gimball because it was so awkward and cumbsome for my uses. I am a monopod shooter and I chase little birds in the bush. Love the smooth action and it has helped my photography greatly since I actually bring it with me. I hated the gimball for it sheer size/weight,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Solid head for my Long Lens

          By RadReg

          from Shoreline, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

            My 50-500 Zoom lens was to heavy for my ball head. This head was spendy but works great with this lens.The tension knob adjusts perfectly for panning.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good substitute for gimbal head

            By Zev

            from La Jolla

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

              For the past 2 years I have been using my Wimberley Gimbal Head 200 for my Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens. I purchased the Arcratech Long Lens Head and used it this past week for about 5 hours of photographing. It works adequately. It has a little bit of dowward shift due to a pinch of looseness, but not terrible. Occassionally the 10 lb 400mm will cause the head to dip when your changing bodies/teleconverters.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect!

              By sharon

              from pa

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Durable
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

              • No cover

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

              I wanted this mostly to use with my 100-400, however it holds my 500 rock steady, too. It's lightweight, and will be a great alternative to carrying my Wimberly head around. It is just what I was after. Wish it had come with a cover.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              400mm 1.4L IS ver 1 may be too heavy

              By Eric

              from Mount Venron, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Weak Clamp

              Best Uses

                Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

                Nice build and light though I feel like the clamp and friction knob aren't really effective enough to manage the weight of a Canon 400mm 2.8L lens with a 1D Mk IV body.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Better than Anticipated

                By aggdds

                from Houston

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Decent Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Not bulky
                • Really light

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

                  It is not as stable as a gimble but much more so than I expected. Very light. Easy to throw over your shoulder with a long lens and not have any sharp edges digging in. Only warning I can think of is if you have the lens balanced on top, don't forget to tighten the tilt knob before walking away. If you don't and it's knocked, the lens or camera will swing sharply down and hit the tripod. A great travelling head!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nuce!

                  By John

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

                        As compared to a ballhead with or without a leveling base (Markinks Q3T) I like the Long Lens Head with the Arcatech leveling base because, well, it's level. Set up the tripod. Adjust the leveling base. Swivel & tilt the head without any concern that the horizon is level. The friction adjustment is somewhat course, but adequate (100-400 down to wide angle lenses). I have found that for landscape work, it is far superior for me to a ballhead.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Coolest head ever!

                        By Lightning

                        from Waterloo, MI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Ease of Use
                        • High capacity
                        • High Quality
                        • Light Weight
                        • Worth the price

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Nature
                          • Sports

                          Comments about Acratech Long Lens Head:

                          Awesome construction. Very smooth and trouble free. Can handle really long heavy lenses. Great for backpacking when weight is critical.

                          Share this review

                          Oben -  CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
                          • Price: $349.94
                          • Instant Savings: 10%
                          • Offer ends NOV 3 '14
                          • You Pay: $314.95
                           
                          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                          Close

                          Close

                          Close