Markins Q-Ball Q20 with Knob

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Large ball, all-in-one type ballhead with knob style quick release clamp and panning for panoramic photography.

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Markins Q20 with quick release
NEW VERSION! M20 now called Q20 = Less height more load

This high-capacity ball head (formerly known as M20) has the following characteristics, unique in the market of pro ball heads:

* A hard-anodized surface, so durable and scratch resistant that it is 30% stronger than stainless steel.
* A precision machined titanium center bolt. Light weight but stronger than any other
* An amazing "sweet spot", anti-flop setting which allows to move the camera to any new position and stay put, without having to touch the controls again once set
* With a torque of 217 lbf-in (250 kgf-cm)
* Rated for up to in excess of 50kg (110 lbs)
* While only weighting 555 grams (1.22 lbs)
* An astonishing efficiency load capacity-to-weight ratio of over 92:1

This is an improvement of over 50% compared to other manufacturers (typical load-to-weight ratio of 20:1 to 50:1)
With this terrific load-to-weight ratio, you can use the one and same head for all of your cameras, no matter if 35mm, medium or large format cameras.
The extra load capacity ensures superior smoothness.

The Q20 comes with the new Markins QR-60 quick release shoe (QR clamp) attached. This high quality quick release is Kirk, Arca Swiss, RRS, Wimberley and industry standard dove tail plates compatible, and has:

* Captive knob.
* All corners and edges rounded to a super-finishing by a barreling method, so it won't damage your valuable other equipment.
* A patented spring loaded stop pin preventing plates from accidentally sliding out with your gear

If you plan on using another brand of quick release on your ball head, you should decide which head you need (the Q20 or Q20-NQS) prior to placing your order. The ball head comes with no camera or lens plates - they have to be ordered separately.

The Markins Q20 is arguably the winner of its class of pro ball heads. It is a sturdy ballhead with great control and smooth operation. Never before has a ball head been so light and yet able of taking such loads with ease. The compact Markins Q20 -only 102mm tall (4.00in)- belongs on any serious photographer and professionals must-have list. As with all Markins products, it has a beautiful finish.

Fewer, robust controls make the system easy to work with and operation with gloves is not an issue, something important for the outdoor photographer. With the smooth panning base you track moving objects with ease and the pan index at the base helps panorama stitching.

Fingertip control for "Sweet Spot" setting
You adjust the integral friction limit dial with a fingertip according to the weight of your gear. Now, the Progressive Friction Control (PFC) knob, using a unique triple bi-axial mechanism locks your heaviest equipment at a quarter of a turn if you feel you need to. This triple action sliding cam construction securely clamps the ball while still letting you easily slide your camera in any position. The limit dial prevents the friction control from turning loose beyond the safe point set, avoiding flops and drops.

Tough beauty
The hard anodized Q10 and Q20 ball heads are extremely resistant to scratching and have a beautiful, silky finishing. The heads come in black matte color.

The compact ball heads Q10 and Q20 are self-cleaning, self-lubricating, made of ultra durable 7075-T6 Duraluminum and are virtually maintenance free.

Compatible connection plate system
The Markins quick release shoe connection plate system is compatible with plates by Kirk, Arca Swiss, Foba, RRS, Wimberley and all other industry standard dove tail type. Plates for most camera brands and tele-lenses such as Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Hasselblad and Mamiya, as well as generic plates for other systems, are available.