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

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Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared)
Key Features
  • Leverage Weight Capacity: 75 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Arca MonoballFix-Type Compatible
Tilt and pivot your camera in three-dimensional space with the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with MonoballFix Quick Release, which combines the advantages of a spherical head and a 3D tilt head in one compact system.
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Arca-Swiss D4 with MonoballFix QR Overview

Tilt and pivot your camera in three-dimensional space with the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with 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.

Arca-Swiss D4 with MonoballFix QR Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head Type
Pan & Tilt Head
Drag Control
No
Load Capacity
75 lb / 34 kg
Weight
1.8 lb / 800 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Pan & Tilt Head
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
No
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -40°
Lateral Tilt
-40° to +40°
General
Load Capacity
75 lb / 34 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
Weight
1.8 lb / 800 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 6.85 x 5.3"

Arca-Swiss D4 with MonoballFix QR Reviews

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question

Hi guys do you know if this can be used in a 3 legged thing tripod
Asked by: Rodrigo
Yes, you absolutely can and will fit securely. Though please be aware that the base of the head will protrude noticeably from the center column.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will my gitzo 5 series hold this head?

Will my gitzo 5 series hold this head?
Asked by: christiaan
Yes, the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared) is compatible with the Gitzo Series 5 tripods.
Answered by: Marisa
Date published: 2023-09-28

Will the Arca-Swiss D4 geared tripod head support ...

Will the Arca-Swiss D4 geared tripod head support a Canon R5body/600mm,f/4 telephoto without creep or droop?
Asked by: Kenneth
Yes, the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared) with its 75 lb load capacity can definitely securely support the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera with the Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens. Keep in mind this only uses Arca MonoballFix-Type plates. If you want to use standard Arca-type plates select a version with a version with the FlipLock Lever or the Classic Knob.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-02-03

question

Is it possible for me to remove the monoballFix clamp and attach my own pano clamp?thank you in advance.
Asked by: Anonymous
I did remove other Arca Swiss clamps attached to D4 (standard Knob clamp and Lever clamp) so i do not think removing monobollfix is any different and can be easy removed
Answered by: Krzysztof
Date published: 2022-12-06

What size MonoballFix plate would be recommended ...

What size MonoballFix plate would be recommended for a Canon 5D MIII holding a wide angle lens?
Asked by: Chris
The Arca-Swiss monoballFix Cameraplate for Select SLR Cameras B&H # ARSFSLR would be the correct plate to use. https://bhpho.to/2WR7bMz
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-06-19

question

can you use the classic arca dovetail plates with the monoball fix quick release?
Asked by: Blake
This head is only compatible with newer Arca-Swiss MonoballFix-type camera plates.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2022-04-10

question

Hi can this MonoballFix Quick Release work on the RRS L plane system?Thanks!
Asked by: Huang
The MonoballFix quick release system is not the same as regular Arca-type and will not be compatible with RRS systems.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2022-04-10

question

Can anyone tell me if there is a big difference (or what the difference is) between this model and the other two models that are $200+ more expensive. Worth the greater expense? thx
Asked by: Tod C.
It seems that this one has what is called MonoballFix clamp which is different from what you probably are looking for. Your L-plate probably won't fit to this. I wonder is this cheap adapter would fix the issue. I wonder if this cheap adapter will work. Arca-Swiss monoball Fix to Classic Adapter
Answered by: elie z.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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