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Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob)

BH #ACPH • MFR #1165
Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Use with Lenses up to 600mm f/4.0
  • For Multi-Row Stitched Panoramic Imagery
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Clamp
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.
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Acratech 1165 Overview

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 1165 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 1165 Reviews

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Is the knob clamp replaceable?

Is the knob clamp replaceable?
Asked by: Nhan
Acratech does not recommend removing the clamp from the Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob).
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-04-25

What is the diameter of the base, and how tall is ...

What is the diameter of the base, and how tall is the head?
Asked by: Paul
The Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob) is 3.6 inches tall. And the base diameter is 2.375 inches (60mm)
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-06-06

Does anybody use this for seascapes and how does ...

Does anybody use this for seascapes and how does it hold up to salt water spray?
Asked by: Stephen
The Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob) will work in a saltwater spray environment. However, you should wipe it down with fresh water afterwards.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2024-02-13

Does anyone know how to loosen the index knob ...

Does anyone know how to loosen the index knob with the included Allen wrench so I can change the orientation of the top clamp?
Asked by: James
There is a wheel underneath the quick release clamp. If it is too tight to loosen by hand, you can use the supplied allen wrench to insert into one of the holes. Remember, right is tight and left is loose.
Answered by: Acratech Product Expert
Date published: 2023-08-04

Can anyone give suggestion as to how to loosen ...

Can anyone give suggestion as to how to loosen the index knob, it won't budge at the moment?
Asked by: James
There is a flat round turn wheel below the quick release clamp. It has holes on each lobe. Turn to the left to loosen. If it is too tight, insert the supplied allen wrench for added leverage if needed. As you loosen, the clamp can be lifted and rotated to re-position.
Answered by: Acratech Product Expert
Date published: 2020-04-20

What is the difference between this 1165 vs 1160 ...

What is the difference between this 1165 vs 1160 ? It looks different though.
Asked by: Hiromu
The 1165 has degree marking on the tilt axis and the 1160 has none. The 1165 also has a pointer ring on the pan which the 1160 has none. They both can function as a Long Lens Head but the additional parts on the 1165 allow the photographer to shoot multi row panoramas. They both have the index-able clamp which allows you to orient the clamp for a lens or a camera body.
Answered by: Acratech Product Expert
Date published: 2021-11-29

Can the tension nob and tightening nob be ...

Can the tension nob and tightening nob be swapped?
Asked by: Mark
The tension knob and tightening knob on the Acratech Panoramic Head with Arca-Type Quick Release (Classic Knob) cannot be swapped.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-01-16

Can the the Acratech locking lever clamp be used ...

Can the the Acratech locking lever clamp be used on this head?
Asked by: brent
No, it cannot. We have a unit that will work but it has to be bought directly from us. It requires disassembly that is not recommended to be done by the customer.
Answered by: Acratech Product Expert
Date published: 2021-10-22
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