Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 With Fliplock Quick Set Device Ball Head

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 With Fliplock Quick Set Device Ball Head

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 With Fliplock Quick Set Device Ball Head

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Arca-Swiss 801215 overview

  • 1Description

The Monoball p0 With Fliplock Quick Set Device is a sturdy, lightweight ball head for photography by Arca-Swiss. The typical tightening screws have been replaced by a collet-style lock ring. Ergonomic and intuitive, it provides comfortable single-handed control, while the other hand is free to manipulate the lock-ring. The ball head is equipped with a gravity-compensation system; by way of accruing friction, it prevents forward tilting of heavier cameras and longer lenses.

Compatible with Monoball Classic systems
Features Fliplock quick-release plate
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Arca-Swiss 801215 specs

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Head Type Ball Head
Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
Load Capacity 44 lb / 20 kg
Number of Bubble Levels 1
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter 2.4" / 60 mm
Dimensions H: 3.0" / H: 74.0 mm
Weight 0.9 lb / 405.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.45 x 4.1 x 4.0"

Arca-Swiss 801215 reviews

Monoball p0 With Fliplock Quick Set Device Ball Head is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ballhead In response to Howard request, I am expanding my earlier review without mentioning previous comments. This a solid ballhead and when is locked it will not move. I have owned other Arca-Swiss ball heads as well as Markins, Manfrottos, Feisols, etc and this has been the best for my purposes. It is compact and is the only that allows to reverse the legs of the tripod without interference due to the various knobs in the other ball head.I selected this ballhead because is compact, travel friendly and can be used for landscape as well as bird photography with the rig I built using Hobu side arm and an aluminum block to use similar Wimberly Sidekick or Swing platform. Photo is included. So when I am in the field I only carry this rig and when I use the ballhead, I just remove the rig and becomes a ballhead. Another advantage is that is serves as a leveling device so one does not have to worry when the tripod is not leveled.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, strong, stable I discovered this ballhead while on a photo workshop. The instructor had it and was showing it to others. The collar locking mechanism is so intuitive and precise, setting the camera right where you want it without trying to keep it from flopping over is trivial. The only downside of the p0 he had was that it came with the non-classic quick release system which would require new plates (the instructor added his own rrs qr to the bare p0 ballhead). Arca seems to have backpedaled and introduced this model with the classic Arca qr flip lock. Operating the lever is simple and easy. I absolutely love this thing.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Below Arca-Swiss quality standards I replaced a standard Arca-Swiss ballhead with this new design mostly to have a smaller and lighter ballhead. This ballhead allows me to fully reverse the tripod legs for ease of transportation due to its lack of the multiple lateral adjusting knobs. The ball head works just as well as the regular style but my 3 stars rating is due to: 1. The collet-style ring has some vertical up and down movement that to me does not meet the traditional high tolerance construction standards for which Arca-Swiss is known. 2. This ring is not wide enough to be able to easily grab it to tighten/loosen the friction. 3. The grooves in the rings are too sharp that after repeated use make the fingers hurt; I have to use a glove. Recommendation to buy is based in the buyer willing to use it with the above noted shortfalls.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the Monoball; HATE the Fliplock The monoball holds the camera solidly and securely, even at a 90 degree angle to the side. Fantastic ballhead. But the fliplock is terrible. I assumed it would be easier and quicker to use than the traditional arca-swiss screw-knob. It isn't. The design is too clever for its own good. There are 2 tiny metal pieces to move while opening it. Wearing gloves? Hands stiff and cold? Have arthritis (I do)? Forget it.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the Monoball; HATE the Fliplock The Monoball is terrific: very solid, even when holding a camera at a 90 degree angle. The fliplock is too clever for its own good. There are 2 tiny mechanisms to move in order to unlock it. Wearing gloves? Hands stiff and cold? Forget it. It is NOT easier to use than a standard tightening screw found on other arca-swiss type heads. And God forbid you should loosen the knurled nut to far to loosen it. I spent an hour putting it back together.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regrets? I've had a few ... this is not one of them. Let's be clear: the sole purpose of a tripod, is to provide a stable platform for the camera. A tripod leveling base is a waste of money: whether the tripod is level, or not, is immaterial -- leveling the camera is paramount. With a leveling base, a second leveling operation, to level the camera, is required. Why not just cut to the chase, and eliminate the unnecessary tripod leveling base? This Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 ball head does just that. The inverted design (literally) turns the ball head design principle on it's head! This ball head gives the photographer all the advantages of a leveling base, panning base, and aspherical ball head, in one. The inverted ball head design, is evidence of Arca-Swiss' engineers' out-of-the-box thinking a willingness to challenge the dogmatic approach to design and operation: traditions raise institutional barriers that rational treatment. The build quality of Arca-Swiss products is beyond reproach: and this ball head carries that reputation forward. In use, I have found that it functions exactly as expected; intuitive, positive, and fine control. It is dense, but overall, does not add significant weight ideal for landscape work involving a hike-in, where every little bit hurts. Even on lead-pipe studio tripod bolted to the studio floor the advantages of this elegant design (copied by Novoflex https://www.novoflex.com/en/products/camera-support-systems/ball-heads/classicball-5-ii/) is apparent to anybody willing to divorce themselves of the traditional prejudices. To those afflicted with G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), I say this: equipment aids talent it doesn't substitute for it. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant solution! I was a little skeptical because of some of the complaints of the flip lock lever, and the floppy tightening ring. Both complaints are misguided! The lever is a brilliant solution and provides an excellent safety interlock. There are two catches that restrict the opening of the lever. This is a very good thing! The first catch is obvious and needs to be lightly pulled to open the 1st 90 degrees. Then one can see a ribbed rod within the lever that sits right at your fingernail which, when pulled lightly, releases the lever fully. This is the best safety interlock I have ever seen. As for the so-called floppy tightening ring, the manual states clearly the the play is necessary for proper function. It is silly to complain-the ring is very easy to operate. All in all, the best ball head I have ever used. It is crazy strong and light. My carbon fiber tripod FINALLY is really light like it should be! And with the rotational function above the ball, one can shoot panos without an added pano accessory. That alone should save a couple of hundred on the rig! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really love this head... except the fliplock quick release Great: - Top notch design, great functionality, and superb build quality. -This ball head is small and light yet very sturdy and durable. -The upside down design is what sold me. Perfect for shooting panorama and architecture. Meh: - The collar-style lock ring moves up and down. At first I thought there's a function in it but no, it just moves. Feel flimsy on this point. - The panning scale is marked in dash-dot-dot system, like morse code, as oppose to numbers. For precise panning, this is unnecessarily difficult. - The fliplock quick set quick release is slow to use. Each step has different movement to unlock. Need time to get use to use it without looking. - Also, you have to adjust the cog for different brand of plate. The classic quick release (twist knob) doesn't have this problem. The Monoball P0 is 5/5. But I'm not that fond of the fliplock quick release so I'm taking 1 star off. I suggest you get the classic (knob) quick release version instead or just the P0 and get a different brand of quick release clamp.
Date published: 2015-09-24
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