Acratech Panoramic Head can be used like a Long Lens Head

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Our Panoramic Head is designed as a multi-row panoramic head that also works well as a long lens head. The large degree scale on the tilt axis and the adjustable zero pointers on the pan axis make multi-row panoramas very quick and easy. The index able quick release rotates so you can attach a camera body or a long lens with a tripod collar directly to the head.

  • Designed to work as a multi-row panoramic head and as a long lens head
  • Easily holds over 25 lbs. (11.4kg) at any angle
  • Will solidly support 600 f4.0 lenses
  • Eliminates the need to carry a large, heavy gimbal head
  • Provides easy, smooth balance for long lenses
  • Weighs less than 1 lb. (.45kg) with quick release clamp
  • Fully adjustable tension control
  • Compatible with Kirk, Arca, and many other QR plates
  • Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads)
  • Index able quick release clamp can be rotated in 90 degree increments
Warranty Info: All Acratech products are made in the USA and are fully guaranteed for 10 years to the original purchaser. This covers all manufacturing and material defects. Specs: Weighs - 16 Ounces Height - 3 1/2" Width - 4 1/2 ( Main knob to tension knob) Depth - 3" (Base to end of the pan knob) Tripod Thread - 3/8-16 (1/4-20 reducer included) Base diameter - 2.375 (60mm) 18mm bullseye level Arca Swiss Style Quick Release Clamp We take outdoor photography seriously and use 6061 T6 aluminum along with other non corrosive alloys and materials that are rust and corrosion resistant. You can feel confident that your new tripod head is built to withstand the harshest of environments.

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  • 5
    Panoramic Head

    Posted by Brian Howard on 18th Oct 2022

    I purchased the Acratech Panoramic head for (shocker!) panorama's, but I'm seriously considering making it my "everyday" head. I find it's actually a bit easier to manage the pan and tilt axes separately rather the ball head's "anything goes" motion (I also have the GXP Ball Head). I have the Panorama head mounted to the Acratech 60mm Leveling Base, and it's a perfect combination for both single and multirow panoramas. Although generally preferring lever clamps, from past experience using a nodal rail with a lever clamp, I purchased this head with the knob clamp because with the knob, it's easier to loosen the clamp just a smidge to allow the rail to be adjusted without worry about the rail coming out of the clamp. An issue I've had with a lever clamp. The only real issue I have with this head is that the index marker for the vertical (tilt) axis is black, making it almost impossible to see except in bright light. The index marker for the pan has a white line making it easier to see and the vertical index needs something similar. Can't go wrong with Acratech products or their product support. Even if you're not thinking about panorama's, you may want to consider this head over a ball head (for no or little panorama use, I would recommend buying the lever clamp version).

  • 5
    Acratech Panoramic Head

    Posted by M. Niles on 26th Sep 2022

    As usual, this is a well-made and very functional item. Expensive yes, but worth it.

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Parcell on 21st Jun 2022

    Truly precision crafted piece of gear. Worth every penny!

  • 4
    Acratech Panoramic Head can be used like a Long Lens Head review

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Jan 2022

    I like the function of the gear which is what I am looking for. Is that possible to make it slimmer which is still available to support the weight of the lens? it looks bulky with the base together. This is the reason I give 4 stars. Overall, it is a very good product.

  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by Peter on 26th Aug 2021

    Very happy with the Pan head, works well on my ultra light setup and also good on my monopod.

  • 5
    Excellent Products

    Posted by Norman Neely on 20th May 2021

    This lens plate is perfect. Forgot to mention in my head review. I replaced two heads that were heavy. 1) from my Big Boy tripod two pound 15.2 ounces. 2) from my Bogen 3021 two pounds 13.6 ounces. Huge weight savings with heads I purchased from you. Thanks, Norm

  • 5
    Excellent Products

    Posted by Norman Neely on 20th May 2021

    Every thing I have purchased from you has been outstanding. Thanks, Norm

  • 5
    Works Well

    Posted by Unknown on 14th May 2021

    Excellent for my uses - general and landscape photography

  • 5
    Light and Easy to Use but Still Secure

    Posted by Cathy Summers on 18th Mar 2021

    I replaced a medium sized ball head with this head, and I really like it. While the ball head was useful when switching between using a camera with an L plate and shorter lens and using a long lens with a footed collar, I think that the panning head, combined with a leveling base makes panoramas far easier and it's also easier to use in a gimbal fashion with long lenses.