Arca Swiss

Arca Swiss C1 Cube Classic QR

2 in stock

Pickup available at Camera West Rancho Mirage

Usually ready in 24 hours

The C1 Cube is a highly versatile camera support system designed to meet the demands of professional photographers. It excels in challenging locations, easily leveling to ensure precise positioning. With its gear-driven, self-locking micro-metric controls, photographers have complete control over their camera movements. The C1 Cube is the ultimate companion for photographers seeking unparalleled precision, load control, and versatility.
Features at a Glance
  • Gear-driven, self-locking micro-metric controls
  • Handles heavy loads on either side of the head when tilted
  • Tension adjustment dial (+/-) on both X and Y axes
  • Dual control knobs provided for each axis
  • Weighs 2.3 lb / 1040 gr with a load capacity of 88 lbs / 40 kg
  • Horizontal tilt +30/-30°, vertical tilt +90° to -30°
  • Dual panning mechanisms - 360° base and top panning
What's Included
  • Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head with Arca Classic Quick Release
More Info

With its unique patented design, the ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube enables precise and secure camera positioning never before achieved. 

As the movements are performed within a circular arc, minimal change occurs in the distance to the subject and the image field. 

The C1 Cube has micro-metric gear-driven controls for precise movements in two axes. A separate tension adjustment control is provided for both axes, for ease of use when working with the lightest or heaviest loads. C1 Cube geared controls are self-locking, so when a change is needed, simply turn a control knob to make a change and release. C1 Cube has a dual set of knobs for each axis, one on each side of the C1 Cube housing, to facilitate operation in tight spaces. Additionally, each pair of control knobs can be turned at the same time or separately for user preference.


With a combination of manual and geared movement, it's possible to move the C1 Cube into extreme positions. A feature of the C1 Cube is the ability to open up like a clamshell to allow for vertical shooting without an L-bracket or to increase the degree at which you can pitch and roll the camera.

The C1 Cube housing is hinged and is secured with a locking knob. Once unlocked, the C1 Cube may be opened manually and relocked at a 60° orientation. To achieve the final vertical position, the geared tilt control can fine tune the camera position beyond 90°. Overhead views may be achieved in this same position, using top pan to rotate the camera upwards.


A panning device at the base of the C1 Cube serves the initial alignment of the camera with the subject. A second panning device on the top, sitting above the pivot axis, allows for precise and level 360° rotation, once the C1 Cube has been leveled. Two tubular levels, easily viewed on the top platform, aid in leveling.


The C1 Cube is available with either the Classic quick release with a captive screw knob, or the flipLock® quick release. An optional leather case is also available. 

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All our shipments are fully insured. For shipments valued over $200, a direct signature will be required upon delivery.

We utilize various shipping carriers, with FedEx Express being our primary choice for 2-Day and Overnight shipping within the US, as well as International deliveries.

We accept returns within 14 days of delivery, subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%. This fee is not for profit, but to cover the costs associated with selling an item. Each return is evaluated individually, and we strive to minimize this fee. In many instances, we waive it entirely if the refund credit can be applied towards another item in the store.

Please note, all returned items must be in the condition in which they were shipped. If the items are returned in a different condition, we will not be able to accept them.

We highly recommend visiting us in person to experience our fine photographic tools before deciding which tool best fits your needs. Please note that our inventory is distributed among our three stores, and what you see online may be at any of these locations. Below are a few points that we’d like to make in order to meet your needs for in store pick up.

The location of each item is indicated online. For convenience, you can choose to pick up your item at any of our stores. Once purchased, the item should be ready for pick up within 4 hours at the designated store, although this might vary depending on the store's busyness and time of day. We request that you wait for a notification from us confirming that your order is ready for pick up, to ensure the best service.

If your chosen item is not available at your preferred store, we can transfer it there after purchase. If you want to pick up an item at a different store, select that store for pick up during checkout, or choose a regular shipping method and let us know your preferred pick up store via support@camerawest.com or by responding to your order confirmation email.

For any questions about in-store pick up, please email support@camerawest.com. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

We offer a concierge trade-in program for the gear you'd like to upgrade, cross-grade, or simply pass on to a new owner. This enables you to acquire the tools that fit your specific needs. The easiest way to trade is to bring your gear into one of our stores and meet with us in person. However, we also accommodate those who can't visit our stores. Our online process is both personal and simple.

To begin, fill out the form on our Trade // Sell page with the details of the fine photographic equipment or watches you'd like to trade in. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm any details we might need for an accurate estimate. We will provide an estimate that doesn’t only look at the value of your trade in but the whole picture of where you want to go. If the estimate is satisfactory to you, we can provide a shipping label for you to ship your gear to one of our stores for a final inspection and store credit. Finally, we apply that credit towards your new gear!

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