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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.
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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


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

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

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


Does this come with a quick release plate, and if so what are the specs?
Asked by: Jason G.
Comes with quick release clamp on top (2 versions available, I chose the manual screw closed version v. lever) for your camera outfitted w/ AS compatible plate, but does not come with any quick release plate to attach to your tripod AS ready clamp. Attached my cube directly onto standard TRIPOD (no quick release) and it's stuck permanently on it now, spins like it's stripped. Can't get it off to put on new / different tripod. Product itself though A+ 5 star, highly recommend.
Answered by: Deborah N.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What's needed to use the C1 Cube with a Canon 5DmkIII?
Asked by: Anonymous
You would just need a mounting plate that suits the Arca-Swiss style. RRS, Wimberley and many others make plates that will fit but the are not the same size as the Arca-Swiss. When using these plates on the C1 with the flip lock you have to adjust the jaw setting and grip friction(a little thumb wheel) to suit each type of plate. If you only use one plate that is fine but if you use a few different plates then you may end up having an accident one day. So just use one type of plate and since the Arca-Swiss plate is made for the head why not use these?
Answered by: Frank M.
Date published: 2020-01-02


Can I swap the clamp for a Really Right Stuff B2-Pro-II? Need a highly reliable way to use with my RRS brackets.
Asked by: Greg
older models were a DIY - no longer applies, meaning they are using now a special hot glue and only an authorized repair shop can do it under warranty.The RRS knob is actually bigger than the AS, and I have no issues with AS version. OTOH, the AS quick lever clamp version has a few bad reviews
Answered by: Phillip F.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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