The Acratech Long Lens Head is designed as a telephoto lens support system capable of providing rock solid anchoring for even super telephoto lenses, such as a 600mm f/4 lens. The long lens support system boasts the same freedom of movement, and light weight of the rest of our product line. Although our Long Lens Head is designed primarily for long telephoto lenses with tripod collars, it is also available with an index able clamp* that will allow it to be used with camera lenses that do not have a tripod collar. When the Long Lens Head is used with the camera body attached directly to the head, almost all standard camera positions are accessible (please see our video instruction manual for more information about this). This long lens support system should not be considered as a replacement for a general purpose ballhead, but it does allow the photographer who primarily shoots with telephoto lenses to not be required to carry a second tripod head into the field for occasional shots with standard lenses.
Will solidly support 600mm f/4.0 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
Large 18mm (.708”) bulls-eye level
Fully adjustable tension control
Precision C.N.C. machined
Compatible with Kirk, Arca, and many other QR plates
Beautiful satin black anodized finish
Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads)
Engraved degree markings
Solid precision feel
All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off
Available with an Index able clamp that eliminates the need to carry a second tripod head for camera bodies without lens tripod collars
*Our Index able clamp features a knob below the clamp which allows the clamp to rotate and lock into different positions verses the non-index able clamp which actually does index, but will requires an Allen wrench (included) to do so.