Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System

Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System

Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System

B&H # ARMPOPS MFR # 801211
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Product Highlights

  • Will Support up to 44.1 lb (20 kg)
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Screw
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Bushing
$279.95
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Arca-Swiss 801211 Overview

  • 1Description

The Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 Tripod Head with Panning System is a unique knobless tripod head featuring a design that abandons traditional locking knobs and replaces them with a three-elements geared locking system. This system allows the head to be positioned at any angle. The Monoball P0 locking elements apply a uniform force around the ball ensuring smooth camera movements in any axis. When the camera is placed directly on the ball and not on its neck, the movements are as stable as if they were on a rubber ring. The aspherical ball also prevents sudden camera movements. The panning system is located just below the camera mount, providing a panoramic rotation that remains in line with the vertical. The Monoball P0 has a tilt ball range of 90°, and 360° panning. It weighs only 9.9 oz (280.66 g) and will support equipment up to 44.1 lb (20 kg).

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Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System
  • 3/8"-16 Bushing
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Arca-Swiss 801211 Specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Load Capacity 44.09 lb / 20 kg
    Physical
    Dimensions : 2.4 x H: 2.9" / : 60.0 x H: 74.0 mm
    Weight 9.9 oz / 280.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.2 x 4.2"

    Arca-Swiss 801211 Reviews

    Monoball P0 with Panning System is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 63.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hassle free combination Purchased the Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 (BASE) along with - Really Right Stuff B2-LR-II Lever-Release Clamp (60mm) This RRS clamp screws directly to the stud with the Arca-Swiss 3/8"-16 Bushing (which is provided with the Monoball) for a hassle-free set-up. Would recommend this approach if you do not already have a clamp you intend to mount. Not cheap but no regrets. Also keep in mind that you will need: Loctite Heavy Duty Threadlocker, 0.2 oz, Blue 242, Single (available on Amazon) A little bit of this will keep the plate from swinging when you engage or release the clamp lever - but allow removal of the clamp. Hope this is of some help.
    Date published: 2018-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid, simple, lightweight. Rock solid and relatively lightweight ball head. I use it on my travel tripod. I love the simplified controls of this head. No knobs to end up facing backwards, or get in the way of setting up quickly for shots. I find this essential for travel and landscape photography. Accompanying pieces in my travel tripod setup: Legs: Sirui T-1205x Clamp: Really Right Stuff B2-LR 40 M6 To mount the RRS clamp, you have to removing the permanent center bolt - you'll nee a 7/16 ratchet for this. For me, it took about one minute and was way easier than other web tutorials had led me to believe. Recommended.
    Date published: 2015-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More convenient than other ball heads Using this on a Gitzo G1325 with Nikon D700. Longest lens 70-200mm f/2.8. Doing mostly landscape, and some product shots. To me twisting the ring is easier than fiddling with knobs on the Arca-Swiss B1, or Markins M20 I have. Don't have to reach around for the knob that changes side when shooting down or up. The design of the P0 is that of a normal ball head turned upside-down. As a result, the pan mechanism is on the top. If you level the camera, the pan axis is also level. This is great for panoramas. All you need is a bar and L-bracket for lodal point adjustment. This is not a heavy ball head. Great for hiking, but I wouldn't go over 200mm with it.
    Date published: 2010-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Monoball I bought this monoball because I needed a lightweight but solid performing tripod head for travel. It has performed flawlessly. I have found it to be very smooth. It does have a short learning curve for efficiently setting the elevation. I did not get the quick release version as I wanted to minimize weight. It is easier to attach to the camera or lens that it appears when you first look at it and there were no issues with the camera coming loose when panning. It quick lens or camera changes are needed get one with the quick release plates. But I am happy with this version without the plates. It is very solidly constructed and works perfectly.
    Date published: 2017-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great concept for a ball head. This ball head is very well balanced since the camera is mounted close to the center of the ball. Because there are no knobs to loosen the ball it is very easy to adjust without looking. And since the panning mechanism is on the top, you can mostly forgo leveling the tripod legs, and just worry about the top. That makes it very easy to set up panoramas. The head is very lightweight, yet can handle fairly large lenses. The camera screw can be removed with a 11mm thin-walled socket, and has an M6 thread. You can attach a quick release clamp with a screw from the top after removing it. You'll probably need a shorter screw than the one that comes with the clamp you buy, so you'll probably need to make a trip to the hardware store.
    Date published: 2011-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my use. This is my fourth ball head and the best by far. I shoot nature, landscape and wildlife. Birds are my passion. My heaviest rig is my Nikon 300 f4 with 1.4 tc and Nikon D7100. The Monoball P0 handles it effortlessly. After a few minutes of shooting in the field, I knew that I'd finally found what I'd been looking for. With only the panning and clamping knobs, the ring release and tighten motion became second nature. No need to turn any knobs while shooting. I can't imagine going back to a regular style of head. The head is smooth and locks like a prison cell door when needed.
    Date published: 2014-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great design and quality This is a great ballhead. Very compact. I love the tension adjustment ring vs a knob. No need for a separate minimum tension knob. Very strong - holds my D610 with Nikon 300mm f/4 effortlessly. Only gripe is the non-captive pano lock knob but not a big deal as it would take a lot of turns to have it fall off. *Note* - if you have the version without the clamp with the intention of installing your own clamp using a 30mm M6, be prepared for the force required to dislodge the reversible screw that is installed in the P0. There is medium duty threadlock on it. You'll need a thin-walled 11mm socket which fits perfectly in the recess. Make sure the pano lock knob is fully tightened. Before you try to remove the screw, place the socket over it and give the end of the socket a few hard hits with a larger wrench. Watch your fingers!
    Date published: 2014-03-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Handy, Light, Compact Can take the place of a ballhead, leveling base, and panning clamp thus saving a lot of bulk compared to comparable setup. I wrote a longer review - maybe it shows up soon, but otherwise: what Ben Jacobsen said in his review. BTW, this version has the markings for panning even though the product photo does not show them. Use a thin shelled 11mm socket to get the screw out to add a decent clamp and secure it with an M6 screw. Arca's screw clamp is perfect but has the bubble-level oriented so it can't be seen when a camera is mounted - duh!
    Date published: 2012-07-09
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    question

    Other sites show an additional picture that has a brass bushing screwed into one of two holes on the top of the raised part of this head. Other pictures show the top of this head as smooth. Can anyone explain what these holes are and if they are included with this head? I intend to pair this head with the RRS B2-LR II plate and am hoping that the extra holes line up with this plate so that I can used extra screws to secure them together. Can anyone else confirm?
    Asked by: Colin S.
    I have the RRS B2-LRII clamp and had to purchase the Flat-head screw, M6-1.0x25 from RRS for $1 each to make this work. If you do a google search, there are a couple of posts and websites that detail how to remove the hex head screw from the ball head. I also purchased 2 teflon tipped 1/4 -20 screws from amazon to aid in stability (the B2-LR II clamp has 2 extra holes so it can be mounted onto a PG-02 Pano-Gimbal head). Also, I recommend leaving the black washer on the P0 Head. RRS support was also helpful if you're still having problems. Good luck, the P0 is a good ball head and works well with the RRS clamps.
    Answered by: Jack C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    hello again, i'm going to purchase this head & planning to put an RRS clamp in here. My RRS is a 1/4-20 screw as it came with the BH55 ballhead (RRS). Is it possible to directly fit it into the PO ? Or do i need a bushing adaptor ? another option is the Sunway photo Discal Clamp DDY-64i. However i much prefer using my RRS clamp but just not sure whether it will fit. I do know there is a M6 model but i dont want to spend on it if i dont have to. Thanks again
    Asked by: Ferdinand L.
    I have the RRS B2-LRII clamp and had to purchase the Flat-head screw, M6-1.0x25 from RRS for $1 each to make this work. If you do a google search, there are a couple of posts and websites that detail how to remove the hex head screw from the ball head. I also purchased 2 teflon tipped 1/4 -20 screws from amazon to aid in stability (the B2-LR II clamp has 2 extra holes so it can be mounted onto a PG-02 Pano-Gimbal head). Also, I recommend leaving the black washer on the P0 Head. RRS support was also helpful if you're still having problems. Good luck, the P0 is a good ball head and works well with the RRS clamps.
    Answered by: Jack C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    I just purchased this item from B&H. There are no directions. I assume you loosen the silver knob to pan the head, but all that happens is the silver part unscrews all the way and falls off, with no loosening of the top part of the head. I've thought about using a vice grips to turn the black part into which the silver handle threads, but I do not want to damage it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yea, this is NOT obvious. the silver teardrop knob does loosen the head to pan but what pans is the stud and the (slightly) raised black inner piece that surrounds the stud, NOT the outer piece. Put a clamp/camera on the head and you'll see it pans when the silver knob is loose.
    Answered by: Howard M.
    Date published: 2019-02-17

    question

    I own a clamp from RRS (model B2-Pro II) which came with a M6 screw. Can I use it with this ballhead? Do I need a different screw? If it means removing the 1/4 -20 camera screw we see on the picture, does it require special tools?Thank you
    Asked by: MarcB83
    I use this head with an RRS B2 LR II H clamp. I had planned on removing the 1/4-20 stud that comes pictured with this head. It is one of those studs that has a hex flange flush with the base, and looks like it is removable. However, I put as much torque on it as I felt comfortable applying, but it didn't budge. I wanted to use it right away, so I threw a 3/8 bushing adapter on it and threaded the clamp onto that. I meant to try removing that stud again because using the m6 screw would be the right way to do it, but it has functioned fine for close to a year, so I forgot about it. I use it on a Gitzo Basalt tripod with my toyo 45cf and DSLR gear up to a 300mm and it's solid and light. I like the head a lot. Switched from gitzo heads. Might not be good for bigger lenses.
    Answered by: John M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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