Acratech is the manufacturer of quality precision photography products made in the USA. Acratech is a family run maker of high value, innovative items for photography and imaging such as Ball-Heads, tripod heads, Quick Release Clamps, and camera plates.
Scott Dordick, founder and CEO of Acratech designed the first model "The Ultimate Ball-Head" in 1999. He fabricated the prototype for his own use because no one else was making a Ball-Head specifically for outdoor use. His ideal Ball-Head would be need to be light enough for backpacking, strong enough to hold his medium format camera (and sometimes large format) and rugged enough to work smoothly regardless of the elements in the Mountains, deserts or ocean. Having a background in building race cars and owning a machine shop enabled him to build the Ball-Head of his dreams. Scott was urged to market his unique Ball-Head by other photographers who saw it while he was out photographing. Scott's mechanical abilities fueled by his enthusiasm for photography; brought forth creative Acratech products that are top of the line in quality, form and functional.
Elegant, lightweight and reliable photography gear by Acratech
1. Acratech Professional Ball-Heads – Acratech GP Series Ball-Head is named “Best Overall” because of its unconventional design which combines functions like a Ball-Head, panoramic head and gimbal head. What the Acratech GP Ball-Head delivers is a tremendously smooth and capable Ball-Head! It has a very smooth ball motion at all load levels and equally capable as an upside-down head for level pans. It has excellent construction, fit and finish. To top it all, it is ideal for inclement weather and rough travel. With the added benefits of panoramic and gimbal head capabilities, the Acratech GP Ball-Head is truly an innovative and well-designed precision product that is best for professional and amateur photographers.
2. Tripod Heads – Tripod heads include the Acratech Long Lens Head and the Panoramic Head. The Acratech Long Lens Head is designed as a telephoto lens support system while the Panoramic Head is designed as a multi-row panoramic head and it also works well as a long lens head.
3. Leveling Products – Acratech Leveling products are simply the best! The Acratech Leveling Base is sturdy and light weight. It is used to quickly level the bottom of the tripod head to produce exact and well aligned panoramic images.
5. Quick Release Plates – The salient features of the Acratech Quick Release Plates make it one of a kind! Acratech quick release plates are super light weight and are compatible with all Arca-Swiss type clamps. These plates are camera specific and are designed to allow access to all camera controls and functions without removing the plate.
6. Quick Release Clamps – There are plenty of Acratech clamps to choose from. You can have the locking lever clamp, the clamp with rubber knob or metal knob, or choose the swift clamp.
7. L Brackets and Nodal Rails – Acratech also makes the Universal L Bracket and Nodal Slides perfect for your photography needs.