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New Markins Ballheads with lever clamps

 
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Feb 28, 2010 20:37 |  #16

RandyS wrote in post #9702884 (external link)
It looks like they only sell the Q3 with a lever clamp. While I'm sure others love them, I have a mix of plates on my bodies/lenses. While it doesn't make the Markin's ball unusable for me, it does drive the cost up in having to standardize on one plate mfgr. or another.

The price increase may take them off of some folks short list. I wonder why they don't list the screw clamp any longer. Or am I just not finding it?

They still offer the screw clamp in addition to the lever clamp versions. http://www.markinsamer​ica.com/MA5/category.p​hp?req=1 (external link)


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Feb 28, 2010 22:14 |  #17

If you only want the lever release, then just so you know I emailed Markins and they emailed back letting me know the lever release will be available around Mid March...


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Mar 01, 2010 00:14 |  #18

jhom wrote in post #9703085 (external link)
They still offer the screw clamp in addition to the lever clamp versions. http://www.markinsamer​ica.com/MA5/category.p​hp?req=1 (external link)

Excellent - didn't find that linked to their main ball head menu.

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Mar 01, 2010 07:47 |  #19

Nice! It looks pretty good. I may have to try this one out.




  
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Mar 01, 2010 10:53 |  #20

I'm assuming that since Markins now has their own lever-lock plate they will no longer install the RRS plate for free?


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Mar 01, 2010 11:36 |  #21

Seems like a reasonable assumption.


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Mar 01, 2010 18:29 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #22

perfect, i was planning on getting the RRS version, with the q3, but this will be a better package for me. I didn't like how big the RRS version was.




  
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Mar 01, 2010 20:11 |  #23

As stated on the Markins website, once you commit to level clamp you should stay with one brand for all your plates. This would be applicable whether you go with Markins or RRS. The possible advantage of the Markins lever clamp is the adjustment screw providing it does not loosen with use.


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Mar 02, 2010 01:04 |  #24

I'm glad I've been holding out on switching to a RRS clamp on my M10.


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Mar 02, 2010 06:56 |  #25

Arca Swiss is less of a standard then some people make it out to be.


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Mar 02, 2010 10:41 |  #26

bohdank wrote in post #9712448 (external link)
Arca Swiss is less of a standard then some people make it out to be.

Tolerances become an issue with lever clamps. Otherwise, the standard screw clamp does well with AS plates from many established companies.


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Mar 02, 2010 10:50 |  #27

One reason why the screw clamp exists, poor tolerances. Let's face it, we're not talking tolerances so fine as to increase cost of manufacturer or to cause such problems in lever clamps.

Sounds more like manufacturers have purposely been loose with their tolerances. If it was so hard or expensive then no two Markins/Kirk/RRS plate would be the same.

I do give credit to Markins for addressing that, partially, in their new clamp.


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Mar 02, 2010 11:21 |  #28

I would love to try this lever clamp out. I never got the chance to replace my screw clamp to the RRS QRL. Once they release it, I'll go be the guinea pig. :) Any body else wanna join me? :)




  
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Mar 02, 2010 14:25 |  #29

A major advantage for us here in Europe is that Markins have a European outlet. That gets around the nightmare of trying to import RRS kit. Why RRS have not signed a deal with a European retailer I will never understand, because they have been approached.


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Mar 02, 2010 17:51 |  #30

About time someone else comes out with a lever clamp. Maybe this will help drive down RRS prices with some competition. I love the RRS lever clamps and I love the Markins ballheads. I'd bet this clamp is pretty decent like all the rest of the Markins stuff.

I've gotta tell you though, the knob clamp that comes on the Q3 is the cutest little thing. I like it much better than the RRS big long knob on their full size screw knob clamp.

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