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chrysoberyl

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Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« on: December 31, 2014, 09:55:55 AM »
The tripod is a Gitzo GT1542T Traveler and the maximum load will be 3 kg.  I will greatly appreciate any feedback!

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Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« on: December 31, 2014, 09:55:55 AM »

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Re: Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 10:08:33 AM »
I have the BH-40 on a Gitzo GT2540F, which in my view is the right head size for that tripod. On a Gitzo GT1551T I use a BH-30. I believe that would balance the GT1542T better, even though a BH-40 also fits. A BH-30 is more than capable of holding the weight you´re looking for and it is less weight (not by much though). Both heads are working very well and I recommend them both.
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Re: Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 11:48:02 AM »
You folks are the best!  Thanks and Happy New Year!

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Re: Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 12:01:09 PM »
The tripod is a Gitzo GT1542T Traveler and the maximum load will be 3 kg.  I will greatly appreciate any feedback!

John

I actually have both ballheads in question (as well as the Gitzo). They will both lock up solid. The Markins is much smoother and locks up with less force than the RRS at the ballhead end. The panning locks are a different matter. They are both smooth, but the RRS locks up much easier than the Markins. You decide which is more important to you.

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Re: Ballheads – Markins Q3i Traveler or RRS BH-40 Pro II?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 12:01:09 PM »