Kirk ASC-5 Snap Collar for Markins Q3/Q3T
I just found out about this interesting little item and thought Id share it here with you all:
Kirk ASC-5 Snap Collar: LINK
Snap Collar for Markins Q3
A snap collar offers low-cost protection when you plan to carry your camera on your tripod with a lens attached. Now available for the Markins Q3, M10, and M20 ballheads, we also offer snap collars to fit the Kirk BH-1 and BH-3, and Arca Swiss B1 and Z. The collar prevents the ball from flopping to the side and damaging your equipment. They also help avoid undue stress on the locking mechanism, helping your ball head perform and last longer.
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Being that their website description only states this product is compatible with the Markins Q3, I inquired as to whether or not it would work with the Q3T. Heres how the conversation with Kirk went:
Will the ASC-5 Snap Collar work with the Markins Q3T?KIRK:
Whats the T??
The T stands for Traveler. Its a variation of the Markin Q3 that was developed by Markins to be more form fitting to the Gitzo Travelers series of tripod legs. Its been out for at least the 2+ years I have owned one and is actually on its second iteration.
Here is Markins page for it:http://www.markinsamerica.com/MA5/Q3T.php
Here is a review I wrote on the combo:https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=538298KIRK:
If its the same ball size as the Q3 then yes it will fit.
Not really impressed with their customer service skills nor product knowledge. Alas Im left to guess that since both the Q3 and Q3T have a 38mm ball, the ASC-5 Snap Collar will work with the Q3T. Just would have preferred a bit more research on their behalf especially since they are designing and selling products for use with OTHER manufactures products.
Its confirmed, tvphotog posted HERE that the snap collar works fine with the Q3T.