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The pioneering and legendary monoball® B has contributed to the worldwide reputation and fame of ARCA-SWISS since 1964.
It has been constantly refined and improved since it was first produced and replaced by the new monoball® Z1+ which benefits from the last material and technology improvements. It is available in a giant version, the monoball Z1g+, for supporting very heavy loads.
Lighter and stronger as ever:
The monoball® Z1+ is machined from solid, aeronautical-grade aluminium for robustness and rigidity. It can carry a load of more than 60 kg (132 lb.) yet is remarkably light, at about 760 g (1.54 lb.).
It is recommended to be used with heavy cameras or telephoto lenses.
Movements under control:
The movement of the monoball® Z1+ is incredibily smooth. The patented aspherical ball of the monoball® Z1+ is a guarantee of safety: the greater the inclination, the greater the friction.
There is no longer any risk of the camera suddenly tipping. The friction control system allows the level of friction required for movement of the ball to be set and held at a desired value.
This function offers a further measure of security and allows the photographer to set a desired level of smoothness of movement as a function of the weight of the camera and of the conditions required for a given series of images.
A recess in the body of the ball head allows 90° rotation for movement from landscape to portrait format.
Combined with an upper lockable panning mechanism overhead or downward views can also be achieved.
A bottom, lockable panning mechanism with a scale graduated in degrees fitted to the underside of the ball head allows rapid alignment of the camera with the subject. A top panning mechanism, also graduated and lockable, fitted to the underside of the camera mount allows panning once it has been levelled using the ball.
The new monoball®Fix quick-release is lighter, thinner and quicker to use. It uses narrower plates and rails.
It has very high clamping force and can hold up to 30 kg (66 lb.) —ample for most common applications.
It has a discreet lever, designed to avoid catching on external equipment, with 3 positions, open, normal and closed:
Open requires the locking lever to be pushed positively outwards against a return spring, an arrangement designed to remove the risk of accidental opening.
Normal needs no action on the lever and allows a plate or rail to be slid into position and adjusted. Two pins on its base prevent any unintended slippage of the camera.
Closed requires the lever to be pushed inwards. A click, which can be both felt and heard, is your assurance that the camera is correctly and securely fixed in position.
Lighter, stronger and instinctively easy to use, the monoball®Fix quick-release can be manipulated by touch alone.
Technical specifications - ARCA-SWISS monoball®Z1+ dp, monoball®Fix
• Type: Ball head
• Weight: 760 g / 1.68 lb.
• Weight capacity: 60 kg / 132 lb.
• Base diameter : 64 mm / 2.52 in.
• Base mount: 3/8"-16 threaded socket
• Dimensions (L x W x H): 91 x 69 x 119 mm / 3.58 x 2.72 x 4.69 in.
• Panning at base: Yes, 360° lockable free movement with graduated scale
• Panning at top: Yes, 360° – free movement lockable with graduated precision scale
• Tilt Range +/- 42° + body recess to reach 90°
• Friction control: Yes, with adjustable friction memory
• Level control: Yes – target bubble level located on the quick release
• Compatible plates: ARCA-SWISS monoball®Fix
What does "double pan" mean?
dp= Double Pan -orama means that in addition to the single panorama pan, you have a second panorama pan between the aspherical ball and the quick-release plate. For perfect panorama shots, the 2nd panorama pan is essential. You bring the level of the quick release device with the ball head into the water and now have the possibility to pan your camera absolutely parallel to the horizon.
It allows stabilized movement of the camera like maximum locking force in any position and tilt angle.
The interaction of sophisticated technology and high-precision manufacturing guarantees perfectly uniform radial clamping forces at all times.
The new monoball Z1g+ has also been enhanced with a second panoramic device above the ball. This provides a perfect horizontal rotation plane, regardless of how the stand had to be set up.
In addition, ARCA SWISS has succeeded in decisively reducing both mass and weight in the course of the redesign.
What does quick set device "MonoballFix" mean?
The Monoballfix lever is easy and safe to use. Due to the compact design and the self-closing mechanism, the MonoballFix quick clamp is an excellent alternative to the other quick clamps.
All MonoballFix camera plates, L-brackets and Monorails from Arca Swiss fit into the MonoballFix quick release.
An overview of all quick clamps can be found in our "Knowledge Base".
|Type of tripod head:||Ballhead|
|Dimensions:||91 x 69 x 119 mm / 3.58 x 2.72 x 4.69 inches|
|Weight:||760 g / 1.68 lb|
|Weight capacity:||60 kg / 132 lbs|
|Base diameter:||64 mm / 2.52 in|
|Panorama:||Oben und Unten 360°|
|Tilt Range:||+/- 42°, 90 Grad|
|Spirit level:||One (at the quick release plate)|
|Axes can be operated separately:||No|
|Ideal for:||Landscape, Wildlife, Fashion / People|