Arca-Swiss Monoball X-Table System

Arca-Swiss Monoball X-Table System

Arca-Swiss Monoball X-Table System

B&H # ARMBXTS MFR # 802330

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  • 2 - 8" Precision-Geared Focus Rails
  • Arca Swiss MonoballFix Clamp
  • 2 Cross-Mounted Focusing Carriers
  • X and Y Focusing Axes
  • Friction and Adjustment Knobs
  • Head Mount Thread Size: 1/4"-20
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Arca-Swiss 802330 Overview

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The Monoball X-Table System from Arca-Swiss is a geared optical bench designed specifically for macro photography. It comprises two finely geared 8" rails mounted at right angles, in X and Y axes. The rails are etched with millimeter markings along their length to aid in proper focus. The rails run through two cross-mounted focusing carriers which allow for fine camera movement along their length. Both carriers feature a friction knob and an adjustment knob so you can position your camera with extreme accuracy. The top carrier has an Arca-Swiss MonoballFix quickset clamp on top with which to mount your camera. The clamp has an incorporated bullseye level to aid in alignment. The base monorail can be mounted directly into a quick release clamp without a quick release plate.

041120   Base Monorail 8" (20 cm)
041036   Top Monorail 8" (20 cm)
802012   Quickset Device MonoballFix with 1/4"-20 mounting thread
802013   MonoballFix Quickset Device Base for camera plates
052010   2 Carriers for MonoballFix system
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Arca-Swiss Monoball X-Table System
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Arca-Swiss 802330 Specs

    Maximum Movement X Axis: 7" (18 cm)
    Y Axis: 7" (18 cm)
    Quick Release Yes
    Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Weight 1.57 lb (712 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 6.4 x 4.4"

    Arca-Swiss 802330 Reviews

    Monoball X-Table System is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very high quality but there was a minor problem The slight problem was that one end of the rack tracks was loose and could be raised up with ease. I considering reparing it myself but thought at this price I should not have to do this. Besides, I would have had to use glue on a metal track. I sent it back for an exchange.
    Date published: 2016-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Rock Solid Product I was in the market for a macro rail system but needed the dual adjustability of x-y axis. My photos are often taken in steep and rocky terrain where the luxury of nudging your tripod an inch or so sideways doesn't always exist. The Arca-Swiss table system was intriguing and since owning other Arca-Swiss products, I took a chance on this one having the same great quality. The advertised photo is confusing since it shows the bottom rail locked into the jaws of the MonoballFix clamp. That is where your camera plate needs to be instead. OK it didn't take too long to figure the problem. I really like the friction knobs that help to secure the adjustment knobs. The gearing is so well manufactured that if your camera were pointing at any angle besides level, the camera's weight could allow for some creeping due to gravity. I use this device with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. To affix the lens to the MonoballFix clamp, I suggest that you also purchase a tripod mounting ring for the lens and an Arca-Swiss 75 mm camera plate. This is a good product and I have no regrets for making the purchase.
    Date published: 2015-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, a bit confusing to set up This is a first rate mono focusing set up. To mount it on a tripod you either need an Arca-Swiss X-system tripod head (or clamp that fits to your tripod) or to convert it to fit a standard Arca-Swiss (not X-system) plate. I used a hexagonal wrench to remove the top clamp shown in the picture and used this clamp, which has a standard 1/4 inch threaded screw hole in it to attach a standard Arca Swiss plate (e.g. Arca-Swiss Cameraplate 75 for MonoballFix). To the top I then attached a standard Arca-swiss compatible clamp (Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2 Base). It looks like other people purchased this nodal rail that will take an x-table system mount directly (attach to the bottom rail of macro rail system) and then can be attached to a standard Arca-Swiss mount tripod head. Once set up it works extremely well with adjustable tension and a nice geared system. I chose this product based on weight and length of the rails.
    Date published: 2016-08-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The adapter is a monofix not compatible with Arca-swiss clas The adapter is a new Arca-swiss monofix not compatible with the Really Right Stuff bracket classic for my Canon 1Dx. ?You must order the Arca-swiss 802002n adapter to change the monofix adapter to be compatible with classic plate.
    Date published: 2018-04-11
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