d4 gp (geared with geared panning) tripod head
- Professional-grade, geared tripod head designed for precision and versatility
- Separate controls for quick manual movements or precise micrometric geared movements, when locking levers are fixed
- Centralized movement of the horizontal and vertical axes minimizes compositional changes
- Weighs 2.2 lb / 980 gr with a load capacity of 66 lbs / 30 kg
- Horizontal tilt +40/-40°, vertical tilt +90° to -40°
- Dual panning mechanisms - 360° geared or manual top panning, plus 360° manual base panning
- Choice of quick release - Classic, flipLock® or monoball®Fix
d4 gp Classic
d4 gp flipLock®
d4 gp monoball®Fix
Type: Geared tripod head
Geared Operation: Gear-driven vertical/horizontal movements when manual levers are locked, with gear-driven top panning
Weight: 2.3 lb / 1045 gr
Dimensions: 133 x 110 x 90 mm
Load Capacity: 66 lbs / 30 kg
Base Mount: 3/8"-16 threaded socket
Panning at Base: Yes, manual, 360°
Panning at Top: Geared or manual top pan, 360°
Horizontal Tilt: +40/-40°
Vertical Tilt: +90° to -40°
Levels: 2 tubular levels on the top panning platform
Friction Control: No
Compatible camera plates: Classic or monoball®Fix
Feature: Self-locking geared + manual controls
For ultimate control – D4 with geared panning
The patented ARCA-SWISS D4 tripod head is available with a gear-driven, self-locking panning device, designated as "gp" for geared panning control. Situated beneath the quick release, the geared panning design offers a choice of gear-driven or 360° manual panning. Releasing the gp locking lever allows for coarse and quick panning adjustments, while locking the lever re-engages the gears for micrometric geared rotation of the camera. Once D4 gp is leveled, using top pan rather than base pan provides further efficient and refined control for static or panoramic captures. The D4 gp tripod head is the ultimate precision tool for photographers who demand unparalleled accuracy and flexibility in secure and precise camera positioning.
ARCA-SWISS D4 - A product design with worldwide recognition
The ARCA-SWISS D4 tripod head revolutionized the design of the cumbersome 3D head, achieving worldwide recognition for its innovative and patented design. The D4 has been widely adopted by photographers for its fast manual operation, with the added benefit of micrometric gear driven controls.
The D4 won the prestigious iF Design Award, standing out from the competition for its degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, and the durability of its functions. A testament to its precision, top-class performance, and cutting-edge design.
Elegant and robust design
ARCA-SWISS changed the design rules of conventional heads with the introduction of the D4 by eliminating the major disadvantages of 3-way tripod heads, such as size and weight, off-axis mounting points, and protruding knobs and levers.
The elegant and refined design is machined from high-grade aluminum to ensure solidity and robustness. Weighing just 980 grams, the D4 supports a load of 30 kg / 66 lb, making it the ideal choice for photographers who require a tool that is both sturdy and portable for field use.
Manual and geared movements
The D4 head's vertical and horizontal tilt provide separate manual and geared controls. The manual and geared control knobs have different shapes, instantly recognizable by touch alone, allowing concentration on the image rather than the controls.
Simple and instinctive use
The position of the camera is quickly set up for a composition using the manual teardrop levers and base panning. The composition and leveling can then be fine-tuned using the round geared knobs, and small corrections left or right using top panning.
Dual panning mechanisms
The D4 has two panning mechanisms: a bottom panning mechanism to align the camera with the subject and a top panning mechanism for precision panning once the camera is leveled. The camera can be tilted forward 90° for positioning the camera parallel to the ground, and rotated 180° using top pan for quick positioning the camera for overhead views.
The top panning mechanism is manually operated in the D4 standard configuration. A geared panning option (D4 gp) allows either precise geared panning or manual control of the top panning mechanism.
ARCA-SWISS continues to be a pioneer in the industry. Innovative design and quality craftsmanship make the D4 a top choice for photographers who demand excellence and artistry in form and function.