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Acratech Ball Head vs Truck, Ice, Dirt and Water

Posted by Patricia Sullivan on 18th Apr 2019

We often get asked questions like

How much will it hold?

How does it hold up to cold weather?

What if it gets dirty?

How do I clean it?

Well this video shows how well it holds up.

Enjoy.

Not all tripod heads are equal.

When it comes to tripod heads, not all are equal. Ball-heads are often the most sought after pieces of equipment as they offer flexibility, lightweight construction, and versatility. When breaking down the anatomy of a ball-head, there are many advantages over other heads such as fixed 3-way heads, pistol grips, and fluid video heads. In this article, we will look [...]

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Price Increase

When we started production of our first tripod heads in 2001, we sought to craft a durable and reliable product with unparalleled features for our customers. Since then this intent has been behind every product we've designed. Every stage of every Acratech product happens in our Pomona, California facility. In the almost two decades we've been crafting tripod heads, we've never [...]

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Panoramic Photography

When traversing the environment locally or internationally sometimes a wide-angle lens isn’t wide enough to tell the full story. To truly capture the splendor of the scene sometimes you need help with specialized equipment. In the case of capturing magnificent expansive landscapes, a panoramic tripod head and some software are the perfect combinations for the task.Using an Acratech Panoramic Head attached [...]

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​Four ways you can improve your macro photography.

Use a ball-head on your tripod.One of the biggest macro tips we can provide is to use a ball-head, like the Arcatech GP Ball-Head. When using one of these versatile heads, you can position and reposition the camera quickly, as the joint allows free movement, horizontally or vertically in any direction. All it takes is one simple unlock knob, rather than [...]

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How to Photograph The Milky Way

How to Photograph The Milky WayPhotographing our closest disk-shaped galaxy has mesmerized many photographers and observers including Galileo Galilei, who was first to distinguish the individual cluster of stars that form what we now call the Milky Way.From the Northern Hemisphere observers can view this nighttime spectacle from March to October; however, the accomplished astrophotographer knows that the optimal time to photograph [...]

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Joe Edelman's Review of our Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge

Joe Edelman did a review of our Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge. Joe has an amazing ability to inform and entertain. Check out his youtube video:

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Photographing Fireworks

The Fourth of July is almost here and many of you will reach for your cameras hoping to catch the big finale of a firework show.In the process of setting up a shot have you ever been to an event where fireworks are going off in the wrong places? What we mean by that is looking around at ground level [...]

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Have you been waiting for Canon and Nikon to go mirrorless?

Camera technology was very different years ago. Cameras were bigger, megapixels smaller and the price to own one of the latest pieces of tech was significantly higher. These days through innovation the game has changed, we now have more competitive prices, higher megapixels and smaller lighter cameras thanks to the surge in mirrorless technology.Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm are the four [...]

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Do you have any photography trips coming up?

No matter how far you have travelled, there is always more to explore - ask any photographer! Travel photography is one of those genres we all aspire to pursue - even if we don’t end up travelling we still like to ask the question, “Do you have any photography trips coming up?”With constant formulated ‘bucket lists’ of places they must [...]

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