Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 dp Ball Head with Quick Release

BH #ARZ1DPQSP • MFR #801113
Arca-Swiss
Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 dp Ball Head with Quick Release
Key Features
  • Double Panning Ball Head
  • Quick Release
  • Choice of Optional Arca Plates
  • Supports 130 lb
The Arca Swiss Monoball Z1 dp Ball Head builds on the success and popularity of their Z-series ball heads. Z-Series ball heads are just as elegant, and even more perfect. The size and weight of the ball heads have been significantly reduced. The ball and fastening are now assembled using a patented bayonet mount. Various accessories can thus be quickly mounted to adapt the tripod as required. This quick release version requires separate purchase of an Arca or Arca-type camera plate.
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Arca-Swiss Z1 dp Overview

The Arca Swiss Monoball Z1 dp Ball Head builds on the success and popularity of their Z-series ball heads. Z-Series ball heads are just as elegant, and even more perfect. The size and weight of the ball heads have been significantly reduced. The ball and fastening are now assembled using a patented bayonet mount. Various accessories can thus be quickly mounted to adapt the tripod as required. This quick release version requires separate purchase of an Arca or Arca-type camera plate.

In addition to the proven, patented Arca-Swiss features, including aspherical ball heads, axial clamping and PMF (progressive motion related friction control), the Z-Series also boasts new technical developments and optimized materials and coatings. The Z-series can withstand an incredible 130 lb (59 kg) off-axis.

This model is the "dp" version, which features double panning. This means that besides for the standard pan base at the bottom of the head you also get a second panning mechanism below the camera mount. It can keep the camera perfectly vertical to the swinging plane, and is ideal for perfect panoramic stitching.

Ever since their introduction over forty years ago, the Arca Swiss Monoballs have been at the forefront of quality and performance. Today, their unique shape (an ellipse rather than a sphere) is still what separates them from all others. With other ballheads, no matter how good the tension modulation, you invariably will need to increase the tension control as you move the load away from the center. This is because gravity has a greater effect on gear when not perfectly level.

The Arca Swiss Monoball eliminates the need to modulate the tension, because its elliptical nature corrects it by virtue of its own design. The load stays exactly where you tell it to once it's locked into position. A separate control is set to apply a constant minimum friction, which allows the photographer the peace of mind that comes with knowing that his gear will never move of its own volition. The heavier the equipment, the more the advantages of the Arca Swiss become evident
A tension adjustment thumb-dial is built into the indexed friction control knob
The ball head includes the "Arca" style quick release system for quick mounting and dismounting of cameras. Separate purchase of a camera plate is required
Base diameter of 2.7" (69mm), excluding knobs

Arca-Swiss Z1 dp Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Load Capacity130 lb / 59 kg
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Physical
DimensionsH: 4.7" / H: 12.0 cm
Weight1.6 lb / 725 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.299 x 6.221 x 4.016"
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hi,is there a clamp with a escale engraved on it?
Asked by: Anonymous
There aren't any clamps with scales engraved on them. However, there are many Arca-compatible panoramic rails with degrees engraved on them that you could use, such as the Sunwayfoto DPG-3016 Stereography Rail: http://bhpho.to/1cUTch9
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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The Arca Swiss ball head Z1 DP. The picture of the pano head on the B&H website shows the degree markings with numerals every 15 degrees and 5 degree "tick" marks - such as, 0..15..30..45 etc. I have viewed the Arca Swiss web site in Germany and they refer to a Z1+ version of this ballhead and the pano degree markings are every 5 degrees with a "tick" mark with NO degree numerals, such as - ........... So my question, is the photo on the B&H website correct with degree markings on the pano head , 0..15..30..45..60, etc correct??
Asked by: Edward
The image on our site is correct to the ones we have in stock at this time.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-10-19

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Does this head come with a quick release plate? If not, which plate should I buy? I own Nikon D800.
Asked by: Anonymous
A quick release plate is not included. For the D800 I recommend the Arca-Swiss Universal Quick Release Plate with 1/4 Screw (40mm) and Rubber Surface. http://bhpho.to/9g0L6O
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What's the difference between this model and the flip lock version? What is more sturdy?
Asked by: Marika
The difference is this one has a knob that you would turn to lock and unlock the clamp versus the flip lock on the other version. There really isn't one better than the other. It is mostly personal preference.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-12-03

Is this the newer z1+ version?

Is this the newer z1+ version?
Asked by: Chenxi
Yes, this is the new Z1+ head.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-09

question

is this head compatible with bogey 3021 tripod
Asked by: mark b.
It accepts a standard 1/4in male tripod thread on the bottom (the smaller size), if your tripod has the larger 3/8in thread size you will need some sort of adapter
Answered by: Michael S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Hello, I am wondering if the scale ring is fixed with main knob or it is rotatable separately from the main knob? My product has this situation, I don't know if its the manufactural problem
Asked by: Shaoyi Z.
I just went and looked at mine and that scale ring is securely attached to the main body of the unit. When I release the small lock near it, the entire unit rotates, scale and all. If your scale pivots by itself, perhaps there is a setscrew on the underside you can tighten but otherwise, I'd think it is a manufacturing defect. The scale ring must move with the unit or it serves no purpose.
Answered by: Michael D.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can anyone please help and let me know what QR plate do I use for a Canon 5DSR if I were to buy this ball head? Thanks.
Asked by: Pia
The normal Arca plate will fit. The camera plate is not supposed to sit flush against the base but use the top finger to hold the camera plate. It does it well and very sturdy. The bottom finger and base pin will hold lens plates where the pin adds extra protection against sliding out. Get this monoball. I love mine.
Answered by: Tony M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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