Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head with Arca Classic Quick Release with GP (Geared Panning)

SKU: 8501303.1

Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 88 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • Precision Gears Provide Fine Adjustments
  • Geared Panning Located Under the Clamp
  • Lightweight and Compact for Travel
  • Optimized for Macro and Architecture
  • Reduces the Need for Focus Adjustments
  • Two Bubble Levels
$2,750.00 (inc GST)


The Arca-Swiss C1 Cube is an impressive three-axis panoramic head that boasts an impressive 88 lb load capacity. This makes it perfect for use with even the heaviest cameras, while still maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The Cube allows for finely calibrated gearless panning adjustments with tension control, which is a great feature for those who need to make precise adjustments. The two panoramic axes allow for easy centering of the Cube's controls to your position, and then readjusting the camera to point straight ahead with the upper axis. The rubberized knobs give pinpoint control, even when wearing gloves, and don't obstruct the head's movements.

There is also a hinge on the bottom of the Cube, which allows for a 62° tilt so that most cameras can reach the 90° vertical position. On top of the Cube, there are two bubble levels and Arca-Swiss' Classic style with GP (Geared Panning) quick-release clamp. Although universal, the Cube's main use is in architectural and studio work, where precise movements and adjustments are required. It is also suitable for macro photography, as its design allows for far fewer focusing readjustments while creating images.

What's really impressive about the Cube C1 is that it places the camera inside a sphere, as if the axes met at a point upon the image plane itself, with the camera rotating around a stationary image plane. This engineering feat was achieved to minimize movements to the optical system's entrance pupil during composing, making for speedier field work free of perpetual height and focus adjustments. The top of the Cube C1 has a geared panning platform with a range of 360° and a precision scale for precise and repeatable results. Overall, the Arca-Swiss C1 Cube is a fantastic tool for anyone looking for precise and accurate panoramic photography.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head with Arca Classic Quick Release with GP (Geared Panning)
  • Head
  • Head Type

    Geared Head

    Base Mount

    3/8"-16 Female

    Camera Mounting Screw


    Quick Release Plate Type


    Number of Bubble Levels


    Friction Control


    Independent Pan Lock


  • Pan and Tilt Range
  • Panning Range


  • Load Capacity
  • 88.2 lb / 40 kg

  • Materials
  • Aluminum Alloy

  • Weight
  • 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg

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