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Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System

BH #ARMPOPS • MFR #801211
Arca-Swiss
Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System
Key Features
  • Supports up to 44.1 lb (20 kg)
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Screw
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Bushing
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-element 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 along 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 has 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 Overview

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-element 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 along 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 has 360° panning. It weighs only 9.9 oz (280.66 g) and will support equipment up to 44.1 lb (20 kg).

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Load Capacity44.09 lb / 20 kg
Physical
Dimensionsø: 2.4 x H: 2.9" / ø: 60.0 x H: 74.0 mm
Weight9.9 oz / 280.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.2 x 4.2"

Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 Reviews

Perfect ball head

By Francis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-04

Easy to use with gloves

Great ball head..

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

Works flawlessly.

The Last Ballhead I Should Ever Buy

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-05

I've got a long career ahead of me, but this ballhead is just about everything I could wish for. Inverted ballheads are probably the only design manufacturers should consider from now on. Leveling the head to allow for precision panning, and turning it 90 degrees over for gimbal performance - and coupled with the RRS clamp everyone recommended for it, is a dream. Having just played with this for the first day of owning it, I can say pretty confidently that this is the most fun and well built ballhead I've ever encountered.

Perfect and new

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-18

I had a Monoball with quick release  one ,this can be used with any clamp .

Simple, small, and strong

By manuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-10

I mated it with a RRS plate and its an amazing combo.  Very easy to level and zero slippage after tightening.  I could not ask for more.

Nice and compact

By Egor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-11

I use it on my Gitzo Traveler, fits perfectly! The head works good, just the locking ring feels a bit flimsy. Bubble level is a must have if you are going to use panning base a lot (I have it builtin in my quick release base plate) One more thing, I wish it has geared controls to fine tune angles..  maybe not in this compact case.

Does not live up to the hype

By Tony
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-06

Bought a new copy that seem like it was previously used given some scratches on the mounting surface. The ring was very loose and looked like it was going to fall off but seems like that's normal for this ball head from some other reviews. It was also heavier than I expected when a high quality clamp was mounted on top of it (was planning on using a novoflex one). Overall, nothing wrong with this ball head but I don't think it's as good as people claim and not worth the asking price. I think some other options such as a ball head with a panning clamp can do just as well or better. Ended up going with adding a leveling base to my tripod but also considered a panning clamp as an alternative option.

What a brilliant piece of engineering!

By Fraz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-27

Owned a couple of other head (don't want to mention brand names), after a bit of research I decided to buy Arca Swiss P0 and it's simply the best! a wonderful piece of Engineering holding maximum wight once can have! Highly recommend to anyone who wants a highest quality gear.

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About how many degrees up or down can the head ...

About how many degrees up or down can the head tilt before you must use the drop notch? I ask because if mounted on a tripod with no column to rotate, once in the drop notch you will have to rotate the entire tripod to make any fine adjustment in the rotation since the panning is on top (good for shooting level panoramas but not so once in the drop notch).
Asked by: James M
Even when the head is tilted into the drop notch you can still rotate the head 360 degrees in either direction with no obstructions. The drop notch is part of the head and thus rotates with the head, so there is no problem there.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-21

Can the drop notch be used at an angle of less ...

Can the drop notch be used at an angle of less than 90 degrees and locked in place? I want a horizontal orientation but with the camera pointed sharply up or down. My RRS BH-30 ballhead with drop notch certainly allows this -- does the P0?
Asked by: Mark
Yes. If you orient the camera body so it is perpendicular at a 90° angle to the notch on the ball head (and the lens is parallel to the notch), this would allow you to place the camera horizontal to the horizon while angling the camera up/down for your composition needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-06-27

Will I be able to put this on a Sirui ET 1204 ...

Will I be able to put this on a Sirui ET 1204 tripod?
Asked by: Elisabeth
Yes Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Panning System is compatible with Sirui ET 1204 tripod.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-03-18

Lovely ballhead, just purchased. But I would like ...

Lovely ballhead, just purchased. But I would like to remove the 1/4"-20 screw poking up from the centre, I just cannot get enough torque to attach a stable clamp. Can the screw be removed? -- not much room for a socket wrench!!
Asked by: Mark
What clamp are you trying to put on it? I put the Really Right Stuff B2-LR-II Lever-Release Clamp (60mm)on it with no problems.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-07-22

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

Does current production model have degree ...

Does current production model have degree markings around the circumference of the panning head as some customer photos and product photos of the versions of the Monoball P0 that come complete with QR clamps? It would be odd that this version would not have degree markings. Are the product photos of this version up-to-date?
Asked by: James M
the model requires the panning and quick release device that has the degree markings.
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-16

Is this an all aluminum construction? The version ...

Is this an all aluminum construction? The version BH #ARP0 with clamp is listed as "all aluminum construction", but this version BH #ARMPOPS is not listed as such. Do the two versions of the Arca P0 head differ in the material used for the main body?
Asked by: Bryden
This has an all-aluminum construction.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-04-29

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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
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