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Acratech Large Leveling Base

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Product Highlights

  • 74mm Diameter Surface for Larger Heads
  • Spirit Level
  • Supports Up to 25 lb
  • 3/8"-16 Thread & Screw
  • 10° Movement in Any Direction
  • Weighs Just 9.7 oz
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You Pay: $169.95

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The Large Leveling Base from Acratech is similar to the company's other Leveling Bases, but with a larger-diameter surface (2.9"/74mm) to ensure that its spirit level will be readable even with larger heads mounted to its 3/8"-16 stud.

Allowing 10° of movement in any direction, the Large Leveling Base has a 3/8"-16 thread at its bottom for mounting on professional tripods.

This Large Leveling Base is especially useful for creating stitched panoramic images that require an absolutely level base for your ball head.

Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
Control Range 10°
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Screw Type 3/8"-16
Diameter 2.9" (74mm)
Height 1.82" (4.6 cm)
Weight 9.7 oz (275 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 4.4 x 3.5"
Acratech Large Leveling Base
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
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    AcratechLarge Leveling Base
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Solid Base

    By 1elementin7groups

    from Arnold, Ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

        I placed this on my Gitzo 3 Series tripod and mounted my RRS BH-55 ball head to it. This setup should enable me to correct for any uneven tripod setup. The head is solidly built, fits the RRS BH-55 perfectly. I do wish that the Acratech leveling base had more than a 10 degree leveling correction.

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        5.0

        Stable platform for heavy cameras

        By ThLa

        from Piscataway, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

          Perfect to use with the panoramic head which I use for about anything from DSLR to large format 4x5.

          Nothing moves once the screw is tightened.

          Quite light, too, for what it does.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Leveling Device !

          By Hiro

          from Santa Rosa, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

          I am using this for Panorama shooting.
          I was using Manfrotto Leveling but it was too bulky.
          This one is small and easy to use.
          Couple of things you should know before purchase.
          It only level +-10Deg not 15 like the others.
          The top and the bottom plate has large cut-outs.
          This is, sometimes, problem when you lock these plate
          by screw.
          Otherwise, It is light and small enough and do the job!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Ideal

          By MarcB83

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Rock-solid

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

              This is my second Acratech product, and as with the previous one, the workmanship and quality are impeccable. Functionally, the product does its job easily and beautifully, and the ballhead is set rock-solid on the large platform.
              Initially I used it with a RRS BH-55 ballhead, and it is as if Acratech designed its large leveling base for that specific ballhead. They marry to one another perfectly.
              I am now using it with a smaller ball-head, and it works perfectly, but if I were to buy it again, I would buy the regular size base. Nothing wrong with it obviously, just a little larger than required.
              It is a beautiful piece of equipment and functionally perfect. Despite its size, the weight is more than acceptable, even in the large size.

              Highly recommended!

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              5.0

              One of the best purchases I have made lately!!

              By Jeanniespix

              from Fort Lauderdale

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                  I bought this to use when I am doing a Pano...It is perfect.. I bought the large one.I love that the bubble is large and very easy to view. It is very light weight so I leave it on the tripod all the time. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                  5.0

                  just what I needed

                  By Mike

                  from Brunswick, ME

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                    works well and is solid. just what I needed to level the tripod before leveling head and making multiple image panos. I wish I had bought this years ago.

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                    5.0

                    Level it up!

                    By sespence

                    from Torrance, California

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                        I shoot 360 panoramic images and keeping thing level is paramount. Getting things level quickly is also very important. This leveling base is but very well and operates as specified. I am excited to have it in my camera bag and more excited to have it under my camera.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Using on Gimbal Head

                        By Jhwsfla

                        from Orlando

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                          Makes setting up easy. Only have to get tripod close and the rest with this. Using with a custom bracket gimbal head and 600mm f4

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works As Expected

                          By Desert Rat

                          from The Sonoran Desert

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                              Works as expected. Previously, I used a leveling base that replaced the base on the tripod with a handle underneath that prevented me from using the tripod at ground level. Also, lower profile than some other leveling bases.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent product

                              By Lion heart

                              from Lancaster, Ca

                              Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                              Well built, easy to level highly recommend.

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                              5.0

                              Perfectly great leveling base

                              By Tam

                              from Fremont, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                                I use this with Feisol PB-70 panning base and Manfrotto 496RC2. It perfectly handles my 1D and 24-70 or 70-200.

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                                4.0

                                Best match with RRS Pano head.

                                By Bufo55

                                from Norther Cal

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Acratech Large Leveling Base:

                                    I use this with a RRS pano head screwed directly on top for ... shooting panos. I got the "Large" size because I wanted to make sure I had highest visibility of the bubble - and I'm glad I made that decision. With a Gitzo "0" series tripod with minimal leg extension, this is my backpacking setup.

                                    Pluses: Bubble is very accurate; bubble is large and easy to see small changes; setup is much faster and more accurate than leveling with legs.

                                    Minuses: Movement is not silky smooth like a good ballhead, or like a video-type leveling base. There is a slight shift when you lock it down - I've gotten used to this, but that is the reason it did not get 5 stars.

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