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Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Hybrid Ball Head with Flip Lock Quick Release

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Arca-Swiss
Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Hybrid Ball Head with Flip Lock Quick Release
Key Features
  • Compact with a High 44 lb Load Capacity
  • All Aluminum Construction
  • Knobless Locking Mechanism
  • 2 Self-Locking Geared Segments
The Monoball p0 Hybrid Ball Head Flip Lock Quick Release from Arca-Swiss has a unique design that combines the light weight and straight-forward simplicity of the original p0 head with the geared precision movements of the C1 Cube. The p0 Hybrid employs an aspheric ball with 3-point locking that enables smooth adjustments and secure lockdown, allowing the 1.1 lb support to handle loads up to 44 lb.
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Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Fliplock Quick Release Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Knobless Design
  • 3Panning Mechanism
  • 4Aspheric Ball

The Monoball p0 Hybrid Ball Head Flip Lock Quick Release from Arca-Swiss has a unique design that combines the light weight and straight-forward simplicity of the original p0 head with the geared precision movements of the C1 Cube. The p0 Hybrid employs an aspheric ball with 3-point locking that enables smooth adjustments and secure lockdown, allowing the 1.1 lb support to handle loads up to 44 lb.

The photographer or videographer first makes coarse leveling and alignment adjustments, locks them down, and makes fine adjustments of plus or minus 10 degrees on the x and y axis using the head's 2 self-locking geared segments. You can then use the swivel stage above the geared sections for a completely level 360-degree rotation without further adjustments.

This version of the head has a Flip Lock quick release. The quick release uses all standard Arca-type compatible camera plates. If using multiple independent brand plates other than Arca, it is important that they all be of the same brand to avoid accidents due to inconsistencies in manufacture.

Knobless Design

Locking operation is facilitated by simply turning the highly visible knurled ring on the body of the head. It is easy to feather control between loose and firm lock.

Panning Mechanism

Situating the panning mechanism directly below the camera plate, instead of in the base of the head, means that the pan is always in the same plane as the camera.

Aspheric Ball

The aspheric shape of the ball gives progressive resistance to tipping and can prevent accidents.

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Fliplock Quick Release Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity44 lb / 20 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Physical
Dimensionsø: 3.3 x H: 4.9" / ø: 83.0 x H: 125.0 mm
Weight1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.65 x 5.75 x 4.15"

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Fliplock Quick Release Reviews

Awesome Head

By Lloyd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

Arca Swiss is in a different quality and design zip code from it's competitors. One of the most consistently innovative companies in our craft they do most everything differently, but with a purpose, and all of their designs are brilliantly useful and executed at the highest level. Ultimately they just work and work and work and work and make you smile while you use them. I own and use the p0, p1 and Core 75 Arca Swiss heads for different purposes and they are all great. This little p0 is small, light and grips like a vise when locked in place supporting up to 44 lbs without a complaint. One of the unsung and underrated hero's of Arca is the brilliant Fliplock Quick Set that locks the camera in place. It is small, perfect, has it's own lock, is very secure and you can feel totally comfortable hanging an expensive camera in its confident grasp. If you need a small positive ball head I can't recommend this one highly enough - except that it's worth spending the extra $$ for the the p0+ which has a preset tensioning adjustment. Products from Arca aren't cheap but they are worth every penny.

It is a good head. But ...

By Toshiyuki
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-23

Both the ball and gear move smoothly, making it easy to fine-tune the composition. However, it is difficult to use a two-stage clamp, and I think that it takes some getting used to unlocking the lever. It was good to buy, but the clamp part and the high price are deductible. 

I love it

By Masafumi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-17

とても気に入っています。

Nice ball head, bad fliplock design

By Livius
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-19

Love the ball head.  I dont mind the loose ball head grip ring.  I think it may be loose because of the underlying mechanism that tightens the ball.  However, the fliplock is poorly designed.  I have an RRS L bracket on my camera and I couldnt adjust it to have an easy slide in/out and have a solid clamp.  It was either too sticky to insert my bracket for a solid clamp or the clamp was loose when adjusted for smooth insert.  I wish the fliplock cam had a larger throw.  Maybe its not a problem for a short plate.  I exchanged it for the knob version.

*Almost* perfect head for me.

By Satoru
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

The freedom of the ballhead and the precision of the 2-axis leveling head make this *almost* the perfect head for my style of photography. The only downside is the utter rubbish clamp, with it's tiny release lever(s), especially the inner one that needs to be pulled to fully open the clamp. Combined with the utter lack of margin which makes many Arca-*compatible* plates unusable makes it a no-go for me. I will be replacing the clamp with a RSS 50mm clamp. *Then* it will become a perfect head :)

Love it. I changed my mind!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-30

I've been using this Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 for a few years now and I complained about the 'flipping flip lock' at the outset but may be I got used to operating it properly and it is in my opinion the best head and best lock and is very light to travel with. Moreover, it does not require a separate leveling base especially for panoramic work and that means light weight again. It is very well made and well designed and will outlast me I'm sure. I'm giving it 5 stars this time. It can be used with the heavy lenses without any fear of crumbling down. The flip-lock mechanism may be a bit hard to operate if wearing gloves but otherwise this is almost the perfect ball head for travel, landscape and general photography overall. Great product I will enjoy using for a long time.

great ball head

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-28

Paired this with the Gitzo GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod. Great combo! This ball head works smoothly and very study. Just follow the directions to know how to properly adjust and use the fliplock. Have had the larger Arca-Swill ball head for years without issue. Plan to have good experience with this one too. Looks to be all great quality.

Great Tripod head

By John C
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-11

The fliplock feature provides a stable lock. The locking mechanism for the ball head is the corrugated ring and is easy to handle. You have to adjust the width for your camera mount to fit. The instructions could be written clearer.

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Date published: 2018-08-25

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Hi,If I understand correctly, this head is compatible with both types of camera plates, classic Arca Swiss camera plates and the new so-called MonoballFix plates promoted by Arca Swiss. Is this correct?Thanks in advance.
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Answered by: Heather S.
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What plate would I need to use this with a Lumix GH2? (By the way, the product in the picture is different - that is the Classic Quick release, so not the one I'm asking about)
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Heather S.
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Will this head used with feisol ct-3442 let the legs be folded over and be carried in the feisol bag ?
Asked by: Aron
Yes, it will fit in the Feisol bag.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-06

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Is there a way to adjust tension on the fine tune knobs? cube has this option, I have a lightweight mirrorless camera and don't need a lot of tension. Thanks in advance.
Asked by: JAY
Not that I know of, but it is not an issue. The knobs turn easily and stay put where you leave them. I am having a great time with my p0.
Answered by: J C E.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is it possible to remove the clamp on this head? I found this fliplock clamp really hard to use and I would like to replace it with a RRS clamp.
Asked by: Sen L.
I am not having a problem with it; it is a wonderful ball head. Maybe you have a defective one.
Answered by: Cliff S.
Date published: 2019-12-26
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