The ARCA-SWISS D4 Tripod Head with Classic Knob Quick Release is a symbiosis between a spherical head and a 3D tilt head, and has the combined advantages of both systems in one head. The head features both top and bottom panning devices for accurate rotational stitching.
The ARCA-SWISS D4 870103 and ARCA-SWISS C1 cube with their unique design and innovative construction have been further developed and are now available with a gear driven self-locking panning device situated underneath the camera quick release, for secure and precise positioning.
The new versions of our heads will be designated “gp” for geared panning control. The photographer now has a choice when using pan for an image — gear driven or free movements. When the gp knob is pulled out, the pan movement is free for coarse and quick panning adjustments. When the gp knob is pushed in, the gears inside the panning device are re-engaged and will offer precision geared rotation of the camera. Using the new geared panning device, cameras and lenses can be moved micro-metrically in three axes. Due to its position, panoramic movements will maintain the central axis. Additionally, ARCA-SWISS C1 cube gp and ARCA-SWISS D4 gp are equipped with a second manual panning control at the base of the head for aligning the head on the tripod. The new C1 cube gp and D4 gp will be offered separately and are not replacing the current versions