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Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit

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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 with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob)

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 on 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, 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-type camera plate – the quick release clamp features a classic knob clamp and is compatible with plates from several manufacturers (plate sold separately). The clamp is 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-type 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
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 with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob) Specs

General
Head Type
Tilt Head
Base Mount
1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Load Capacity
25 lb / 11.3 kg
Number of Bubble Levels
1
Friction Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -90°
Panning Range
360°
Physical
Base Diameter
2.4" / 60 mm
Dimensions
H: 3.6 x W: 4.5 x L: 3.0" / H: 9.1 x W: 11.4 x L: 7.6 cm
Weight
1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.3 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 Capacity
25 lb (11.4 kg)
Control Range
15° movement in any direction
Height
1.77" (45mm)
Weight
8 oz (240 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.75 x 4.35 x 3.4"

Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit Reviews

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Which stud size does this leveling base in the ...

Which stud size does this leveling base in the kit come with? Normally on Acratech website you have to choose a stud size when ordering.
Asked by: Can
The base includes the 3/8-16 stud.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-04-20

Will there be a parallax issue or an problem ...

Will there be a parallax issue or an problem finding the nodal point using a 100-400mm lens?
Asked by: steve
The Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit could create parallax issues depending if there is an object close to the camera when you are stitching the image to a panorama. You may want to buy a nodal rail that would allow you to place the camera further back, with the center of the lens over the tripod's center. In that case there won't be any parallax.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-11-13

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

Is this head compatible with the Wimberly ...

Is this head compatible with the Wimberly Sidekick?
Asked by: Brian
The Wimberley Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter is designed for use with ball heads, not panoramic tilt heads such as the Acratech Panoramic Head with Leveling Base Kit. While the Wimberley Sidekick would connect to the Acratech Panoramic Head, you may not get full range of motion using the panoramic head.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-03-02
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