While many ARCA-SWISS view cameras are designed with base tilt as a standard feature, Micro-Orbix can be ordered as an additional tilt accessory on ARCA-SWISS F-Line cameras at the time of manufacture. Micro-Orbix is supplied on M-Two, M-Monolith, and F-Line Universalis view cameras as a standard feature.
Micro-Orbix movements are perpendicular to the optical axis rather than the monorail. Therefore, focus adjustments occur in the selected plane and are fast and easy to make. When using shift, the rotation point will still be on the same axis. Micro-Orbix will vastly simplify focusing without the back and forth focus and tilt repetition required by traditional base or axis tilt designs.
Micro-Orbix is installed into the lower front frame, and uses a gear driven knob to adjust tilt in micro increments with detents every 2.5 degrees. The precision of the geared movement provides an indispensable feature that can set very small tilt angles required for wide-angle lenses, or digital backs and DSLR cameras with small sensors. Unlocking or locking of the mechanism is not required, as the Micro-Orbix control is self-locking and requires only your left hand to operate.
Micro-Orbix is adjusted using the same method as BASE TILT -- focus for the far subject and tilt for the near subject. This can be done quickly with the right hand focusing and the left hand controlling Micro-Orbix tilt.
If you'd like more information about ARCA-SWISS view cameras or tripod heads, please get in touch. I can demonstrate locally in the Phoenix metro area or online by Zoom or Skype conference by appointment.