Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared)

Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared)

Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared)

B&H # ARD4MBFG MFR # 870105
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Product Highlights

  • Leverage Weight Capacity: 75 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Arca MonoballFix-Type Compatible
  • Manual & Gear-Driven Functionality
  • 360° Panning Devices at Top and Base
  • 2 Bubble Levels
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Control: Geared

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Quick-Release Type: MonoballFix

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Arca-Swiss d4 overview

  • 1Description

Tilt and pivot your camera in three-dimensional space with the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release, which combines the advantages of a spherical head and a 3D tilt head in one compact system.

Small at only 4.3" high and 1.8 lb, yet comprising a 75 lb leverage weight capacity (which accounts for the added stress of a heavy lens) and unobtrusive yet functional controls, the d4 can be used on a tripod like a normal spherical head. When both X- and Y-axes are open, one can move the camera freely. But, in contrast to a spherical head, X- and Y-axis movements can also be made separately, one at a time. And, if one of these axes is fixed, movements can be performed with even more precision.

The design of this head puts the center of rotation of X and Y- tilts in the same place, making the pivoting radius of these movements very small, thus allowing users to maintain perspectives during readjustment. Also, a self-locking shock absorption feature for the swivel function allows for near total compensation of the camera's weight.

In addition to manual operation, the d4 also offers the precision of separate gear-driven vertical/horizontal movements when the locking levers are fixed, with quick release clutches for fast large adjustments.

Another notable feature is the separate 360° panning devices at the top and at the base of the head. The bottom device allows for camera alignment, while the top device facilitates the performance of accurate panoramas and rotational stitching. Two spirit levels, arranged at 90° angles underneath the upper panorama adjustment, are sufficiently visible to facilitate effective leveling, even from a low viewpoint. This head is only compatible with newer Arca-Swiss MonoballFix-type camera plates.

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Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Arca-Swiss d4 specs

    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 75 lb / 34 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 2
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -40 to +40
    Vertical Tilt -40 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Dimensions H: 4.3" / H: 110.0 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 800 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.2 x 3.7"

    Arca-Swiss d4 reviews

    d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Slick Precision Head Best Head I have ever used by far. It is rock solid, and stays where you put it--locks down easily and tightly, releases smoothly and easily. Gearing is smooooth. I also got the L bracket and longer plates from Arca, which make panos and flipping the camera fairly easy. It is expensive, but I have not regretted the cost from the moment I held it in my hands. It is slick.
    Date published: 2014-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully made and functional Beautifully made and functional and very useful for exacting movements.
    Date published: 2016-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every dime. I bought this to replace a Manfrotto 410 geared head.� The Manfrotto is a great deal for what it does but in comparing these 2 units the Arca Swiss makes the Manfrotto look like a rough cast piece of metal. The Arca Swiss is a joy to use.� You can level up a camera in an instant.� My only gripe is when using this in vertical mode it's not as convenient. This head is an amazing piece of equipment and I highly recommend it. How did I not know about this sooner?
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from do yourself a favour and buy one of these. The quality of this is absolutely fantastic. One touch and you fall in love with this head. when you start playing with the knobs you don't want to put it away.
    Date published: 2017-11-14
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