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Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head with Arca Classic Quick Release

BH #ARC1CC • MFR #8501003.1
Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head with Arca Classic Quick Release
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 88 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 2.4 lb
  • Precision Gears Provide Fine Adjustments
The Arca-Swiss C1 Cube is a three-axis panoramic head with an 88 lb load capacity, making it ideal for use with the heaviest cameras while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The C1 Cube allows for finely-calibrated gearless panning adjustments with tension control. The two panoramic axes permit you to first center the Cube's controls to your position with the bottom axis, and then readjust the camera to point straight ahead with the upper axis. The gears' rubberized knobs give pinpoint control even when wearing gloves, and don't obstruct the head's movements. On the bottom there's a hinge allowing 62° tilt so that most cameras can reach the 90° vertical position. On top of the Cube there are two bubble levels and Arca-Swiss' Classic style quick release clamp. Although universal, the Cube's main use is in architectural and studio work, where precise movements and adjustments are required. Also suitable for macro photography, its design allows far fewer focusing readjustments while creating images. It essentially places the camera inside a sphere, as if the axes met at a point upon the image plane itself, with the camera rotating around a stationary image plane. This engineering feat was achieved to minimize movements to the optical system's entrance pupil during composing, making for speedier field work free of perpetual height and focus adjustments. The top of the Cube C1 has a geared panning platform with a range of 360° and a precision scale for precise and repeatable results
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Arca-Swiss C1 Cube with Arca Classic QR Overview

The Arca-Swiss C1 Cube is a three-axis panoramic head with an 88 lb load capacity, making it ideal for use with the heaviest cameras while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The C1 Cube allows for finely-calibrated gearless panning adjustments with tension control. The two panoramic axes permit you to first center the Cube's controls to your position with the bottom axis, and then readjust the camera to point straight ahead with the upper axis. The gears' rubberized knobs give pinpoint control even when wearing gloves, and don't obstruct the head's movements. On the bottom there's a hinge allowing 62° tilt so that most cameras can reach the 90° vertical position. On top of the Cube there are two bubble levels and Arca-Swiss' Classic style quick release clamp. Although universal, the Cube's main use is in architectural and studio work, where precise movements and adjustments are required. Also suitable for macro photography, its design allows far fewer focusing readjustments while creating images. It essentially places the camera inside a sphere, as if the axes met at a point upon the image plane itself, with the camera rotating around a stationary image plane. This engineering feat was achieved to minimize movements to the optical system's entrance pupil during composing, making for speedier field work free of perpetual height and focus adjustments. The top of the Cube C1 has a geared panning platform with a range of 360° and a precision scale for precise and repeatable results

Compatible with Arca's Classic quick release system
Sophisticated engineering, machined from a single billet
Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in France
Geared x-y axes with adjustable gear tension and 28° of motion
Third 62° tilt-only axis underneath geared adjustments
Rubberized knobs easily manipulated in the cold and with gloves
Movements allow camera's image plane to stay relatively stationary, easing macro work

Arca-Swiss C1 Cube with Arca Classic QR Specs

Key Specs
Head Type
Geared Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw
No
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Friction Control
Yes
Load Capacity
88.2 lb / 40 kg
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Head
Head Type
Geared Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw
No
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels
2
Friction Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Panning Range
360°
General
Load Capacity
88.2 lb / 40 kg
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 6.25 x 5.35"

Arca-Swiss C1 Cube with Arca Classic QR Reviews

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What is the difference between the 2.3 and 2.7 lb ...

What is the difference between the 2.3 and 2.7 lb versions?
Asked by: John
One of the 2.7 lb version that says geared panning, has a knob with gear to pan. The other version the pan is like a normal pan, no gear, it just rotates when you release the knob. The geared pan allows finer control.
Answered by: Luiz
Date published: 2021-03-12

question

can I use H system with HTS 1.5???
Asked by: jaeyong
If you are inquiring if you may use the Hasselblad HTS 1.5 Tilt & Shift Adapter for H-Series Digital Cameras on a Hasselblad H-series digital camera, then yes, the HTS 1.5 adapter would be compatible with the Hasselblad H-series digital camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

How well does the Cube work with Really Right ...

How well does the Cube work with Really Right Stuff L brackets?
Asked by: Christopher
Yes, they work excellent. :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-16

why is this model more expensive? what's the ...

why is this model more expensive? what's the difference with the other ones? Is there a geared panning version with the flip-lock system? Thanks!
Asked by: Sergio
This one is more expensive because it is designed more beefy to have a higher payload. The one with the flip-lick system is BH #ARC1CQ.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-11-12

Can this head be used to take vertical shots?

Can this head be used to take vertical shots?
Asked by: Alind
Won't the cube go from 0 degrees to 90 degrees? This would allow a landscape orientation to go to vertical?
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-10-25

Is there a way to lock the index marker just ...

Is there a way to lock the index marker just above the top panning plate so that it won't move haphazardly during panning. It doesn't stay in one place on the panning plate and it doesn't necessarily move an equal amount to the camera clamp which resides just above it? Thanks.
Asked by: Russell
I dont know of anyway to lock the marker other than using tape.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-02-19

How to adapt it to my a bunch of RRS stuffs? May ...

How to adapt it to my a bunch of RRS stuffs? May I have your suggestion? For example, RRS Nordal slides(MPR192 CLII), RRS pano clamps....
Asked by: TSE JEN
I too was trying to match my RRS to my new and old cameras and planning for multirow panoramas. I made a few mistakes but ended up telling Really Right Stuff by email what my camera and tripod is to match the baseplate -remembering that multirow panos are usually vertical. I am not sure you need the geared cube head for the panos but I love the head and so wanted everything to work together. My setup uses the RRS tripod leveling head as well.
Answered by: Grey
Date published: 2021-02-12

Thanks Rob. Is there a L bracket that you suggest ...

Thanks Rob. Is there a L bracket that you suggest that will be able to take the full load of the tripod head, camera, filter systems, flash etc? It can become rather heavy. Alind.
Asked by: Alind
The L bracket slides into the top of the head, so the load of the head has no bearing. I'm not sure which camera you have, as there are specific ones for different cameras or universal ones as well. If you go to our website and enter your camera and then "L Bracket" afterwards in the search box, they will all come up.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-03-23
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