ARCA-SWISS is offering a new version of the compact and lightweight p0 tripod head in a hybrid design with the simplicity of the original p0 monoball and the geared precision of the C1 Cube.
ARCA-SWISS p0 tripod heads are fitted with an aspherical ball and a patented locking mechanism based on three planetary locking elements. These locking elements apply uniform force around the ball ensuring smooth movements of the camera in any axis.
Above the head’s locking mechanism, ARCA-SWISS has now integrated two self-locking, geared segments, each of which can precisely adjust up to a range of plus or minus 10° in the X or Y axes. This allows the photographer to adjust or level the camera coarsely with the ball-head using the p0 locking ring, and then fine tune their camera position precisely in both axes using the MicroMetric gear driven knobs. These mechanisms have been designed so the camera moves within a circular arc over the center. Additionally, if the nodal point is adjusted for, there will be virtually no change in the distance to the subject that can be seen in the viewfinder or display.
After the alignment and leveling of the camera, a panoramic swivel device placed above the two axises allows for a completely level rotation of 360°, with no further adjustment of the camera required. It’s the perfect solution in applications requiring fast but precise adjustments — for architectural, table top, macro and panoramic photography.
Despite its new hybrid design, the ARCA-SWISS p0 hybrid tripod head will weigh only 1.1 lbs, and is perfect for traveling light.