World’s Smallest and Lightest Tripod Heads

By // March 1, 2011 // Posted in Gear & Equipment

ARCA-SWISS International (Valentin, France, is marketing a line of tripod heads that puts an end to the hassle involved in setting the levers of the 3-D tripod head. Specifically designed for digital studio and architectural photography, the d4 and d4m gearheads provide precise, repeatable movement, with the least possible work. With the new heads, every tilt movement has its own fine-tuning knob and a lockable free wheel button. When both knobs are unlocked, then the tilts can be carried out in freewheeling mode, which gives photographers the versatility found in a spherical head. Price: d4 $1102; d4m $711.

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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