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Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit

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Acratech
Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit
Key Features
  • For Multi-Row Stitched Panoramic Imagery
  • Use with Lenses up to 600mm f/4.0
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Clamp
  • Laser-Etched Markings for Pan & Tilt
Create beautiful panoramic images with the Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit from B&H while having up to a 600mm lens perfectly balanced. The setup gives you the ability to precisely move a camera and lens incrementally and create a stitched panoramic image.
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Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit Overview

Create beautiful panoramic images with the Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit from B&H while having up to a 600mm lens perfectly balanced. The setup gives you the ability to precisely move a camera and lens incrementally and create a stitched panoramic image.

Acratech Panoramic Head

The Acratech Panoramic Head is designed to facilitate precise panoramic photography with DSLR cameras and lenses as long as 600mm f/4.0. With laser-etched degree markers in both the pan and tilt dimensions, the Panoramic Head is suitable for multi-row stitched imagery, facilitating the broadest views possible. The head has separate controls for pan and tilt, of course, and there's also fully adjustable tension control.

Sturdy construction is a hallmark of the Panoramic Head – it's based on Acratech's Long Lens Head so heavy lenses will be well served. The head is composed of CNC-machined aluminum, which is anodized for a black-satin finish. Hardware is made of long-lasting stainless steel, and all knobs are secured so that they can't vibrate loose and fall off.

Use your existing Arca-style camera plate – the quick release clamp is compatible with plates from several manufacturers (plate sold separately). The clamp not removable but is indexable, and it locks in at 90° increments.

Weighs less than 1 lb with quick release clamp
Precision laser-etched degree markings on both the pan and the tilt axes
Provides easy, smooth balance for long lenses
Precision CNC-machined
Compatible with Kirk, Really Right Stuff, and many other Arca-Swiss-style quick release plates (sold separately)
Beautiful black-satin anodized finish
Fits all standard tripods
Long-lasting stainless steel hardware
All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off
Indexable quick release clamp locks in at 90° increments
Solid, precision operation feel
Made in the U.S.

Acratech Leveling Base, with 3/8" Tripod Thread - Supports 25 lb (11.4 kg)

The Acratech Leveling Base is a leveling base that fits between the tripod (or stand) and the tripod head, and can be used with any tripod that features a 3/8" head screw. This device allows for the photo or video head to be quickly leveled, independently from the tripod.

At its center is an oilless and greaseless ball that will not attract or hold dirt and debris. It allows 10° movement in any direction, and features smooth knob action for easy and secure positioning.

Precision bull's eye bubble level provides accurate positioning
Ball will not shift when tightened
Satin black anodized finish
All knobs are captive so they cannot fall off accidentally
Low profile design-just 1.77" (45mm) tall not including the 3/8"-16 threaded screw
2.4" (60mm) Base & top diameter(excluding the knob and bubble level)
Precision C.N.C. machining
Made in the U.S.A.

Acratech Panoramic Head Specs

Load Capacity25 lb / 11.3 kg
Spirit LevelNot Specified by Manufacturer
Pan Range360°
Tilt RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Tension ControlYes
Tripod Mount Thread Size3/8"-16 with Included 1/4"-20 Bushing
DimensionsWorking Height: 3.60" / 91.5 mm
Base Diameter: 2.37" / 60.2 mm
Knob to Knob: 4.57" / 116.2 mm
Weight0.94 lb / 0.42 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 5.3 x 4.3"

Acratech Leveling Base, with 3/8" Tripod Thread - Supports 25 lb (11.4 kg) Specs

Load Capacity25 lb (11.4 kg)
Control Range10° movement in any direction
Height1.77" (45mm)
Weight8 oz (240 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.75 x 4.35 x 3.4"

Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit Reviews

Very Satisfied

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

This is the first time I have really invested significant money in a tripod head, and I am glad I finally did. I just I had done so sooner rather than struggling with cheaper ball heads for so long. You do get what you pay for. This tripod head and leveling base is built so well, while still being lightweight. The adjustable resistance, the smooth panning and tilting, the clear markings, etc. Everything just works as it should without compromises. I no longer have to fight with my tripod head. As an added bonus it has a cool retro industrial look to it as well.

Bought as a second set after trying others.

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-24

I have this combo on my heavy Manfrotto 475B and love it. When I bought the Sirui W-2204 for hiking and in the water I tried the Sirui LE-60 leveling base and Sunwayfoto DT-02D50. The LE-60 ways way too stiff and the DT-02D50. Neither would fully lock down the camera and Canon EF 24-105 much less the EF 100-400L. Forget about carrying the tripod over your shoulder with the camera attached. So I bought a second set for my Surui tripod. The design has changed since my first purchase but that has not compromised the product. It is a bit more skeletonized. This combo does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well.

Best tripod head kit ever

By Ritche
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-26

The perfect tripod head I have been looking for a long time. It made my mane shots more easier & convenient. The quality is also superb. Built to last.

Great for Landscape or Anything Else

By Moshe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-10

After see Tim Shields (Canadian Landscape Photographer) use this Head for his work I got one and wow what a difference especially with the leveling base kit. I will never be using my ball head again.

great for panoramas

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

well manufactured

Best Pano Head on the Market

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

The Acratech Panoramic Head is simply flawless. Quite smooth operation. The knobs lock tight and keep things aligned. The markings are very legible and helpful. I would highly recommend you also purchase the Acratech Pano Head with Arcatech Leveling Base. Bubble placement is great. Once the leveling base is level you easily confirm with the central bubble at the base of the Pano Head. A great combination.

Way Better Than A Ball Head!

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

Seems kinda strange looking, but Acratech has a winner here. It's much easier to adjust than a traditional ballhead. And with the leveling component., you can setup the tripod legs any way you want and use the leveller to get the camera perfect. Great for stacking panos.

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The mounting plate seems a considerable distance ...

The mounting plate seems a considerable distance above the pivot point. Does this cause parallax problems with a multi level panorama with say a 70-200 lens?
Asked by: Lyman
No ones you find the nodal point you should not have any issue with panoramic photography with 70-200mm
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-01
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