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

BH #ARD4QSCG • MFR #870103
Arca-Swiss
Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with Classic Knob Quick Release (Geared)
Key Features
  • Leverage Weight Capacity: 75 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 2.1 lb
  • Arca & MonoballFix-Type Compatible
Tilt and pivot your camera in three-dimensional space with the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with Classic Knob 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 Overview

Tilt and pivot your camera in three-dimensional space with the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with Classic Knob 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 compatible with either classic Arca-Swiss-type or newer Arca-Swiss MonoballFix-type camera plates.

Arca-Swiss d4 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, Classic Arca Swiss
Load Capacity75 lb / 34 kg
Number of Bubble Levels2
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-40° to +40°
Vertical Tilt-40° to +90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
DimensionsH: 4.3" / H: 110.0 mm
Weight2.1 lb / 977 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.77 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 6.1 x 5.2"
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Can anyone explain the difference btw this model and the model that sells for $849? thanks.
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The Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a Classic Knob Quick Release (Geared) B&H # ARD4QSCG MFR # 870103 uses a standard Arca-Swiss style plate.And the Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a MonoballFix Quick Release (Geared) B&H # ARD4MBFG MFR # 870105, uses the smaller plate specific for the Monballfix.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

can this gear head be locked once you have ...

can this gear head be locked once you have adjusted it?
Asked by: jeffery
Yes.
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If I am reading the descriptions accurately the D4 (and the P0 hybrid from Arca) are 2 way geared, not 3 way geared. The Panning rotation cannot be adjusted through a knob. Is this correct?
Asked by: Ken
Correct, it is not geared, just a locking lever.
Answered by: Rob
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Asked by: Rustin
Yes, more versatile head.
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Date published: 2020-07-03

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These have been on back order forever. The quick release are in stock. Is Arca discontinuing the classic knob?
Asked by: Herb C.
Please email us at [email protected]<a href= http://bhphoto.com target= _blank >bhphoto.com</a> for assistance with your inquiry.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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if i am not tied to a plate system, should i go for monoballfix or classic arca plates? Not sure I understand the benefits of MonoballFix
Asked by: Pierre-Henri V.
This is an outstanding tripod head. I recommend it highly.
Answered by: DAVID S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this head work on a Manfrotto tripod?
Asked by: Tod C.
Yes, at least for mine. It is a really useful head for Macro. It should work for most tripods although you may need to augment or reduce the size of the screw on the tripod.
Answered by: Alfred R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I have a Really Right Stuff TA-3 Leveling Base, would this Arca-Swiss D4 Tripod Head fit into my leveling base? What is the base diameter of this tripod head?
Asked by: Buen B.
Diameter of base of d4m is 60mm but diameter of the slightly raised section that will be in contact with levelling base is 42mm. d4m is heavy and bulky - I also have it attached to a RRS B2 AS II lever release so it it can be carried separately from tripod.
Answered by: Nick S.
Date published: 2019-10-17
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