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Author Topic: RRS BH-55 VS Markins Q-3 Tripod Ballhead  (Read 4975 times)
Killer Angel
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« on: February 25, 2007, 03:22:48 AM »
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For those of you out there who has had tried both the RRS BH-55 and Markins Q-3 tripod ballheads,which among the two did you like more?And why?Which among the two also is better built and easier to use?
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 01:53:31 PM »
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For this sort of ballhead the Novoflex Classic 3 and Classic 5 are probably the best of the bunch.  I think I have used most ballheads availabl and I find the Novoflex heads to b the nhands down winner for ballheads.  They are tighter, they work more smoothly and th three notches are a dream.  Most of th others are just copycats of each other and the original Arca.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 04:04:35 PM »
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For those of you out there who has had tried both the RRS BH-55 and Markins Q-3 tripod ballheads,which among the two did you like more?And why?Which among the two also is better built and easier to use?
THANKS.
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I tried out the Q3-Emille and found that it was built very well and if you are interested in an extremely light-weight ballhead, with a reasonable amount of load capacity, this is it.

I finally went for the new Arca Swiss Z1 SP, which was only around $30 more than the Q3, at $307 and had a load capacity of 130lbs, while being fairly lightweight at 1.4lbs.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 06:06:01 AM »
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They are totally different heads. The Q3 is a small head maybe okay for a 70-200 F2.8 lens + camera. The BH55 is a whopper.

The Markins M10 is very very well made.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 06:45:21 AM »
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They are totally different heads. The Q3 is a small head maybe okay for a 70-200 F2.8 lens + camera. The BH55 is a whopper.

The Markins M10 is very very well made.
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Anyway,Between Markins and RRS,which tripod ballhead do you  prefer?And why?Granting with they are both carrying the same weight load.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 07:03:00 AM »
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Anyway,Between Markins and RRS,which tripod ballhead do you prefer?And why?Granting with they are both carrying the same weight load.
Thanks.
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Not sure if it will you but read Boku's post ([a href=\"http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10807&view=findpost&p=100581]here[/url]).
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 12:03:55 PM »
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Anyway,Between Markins and RRS,which tripod ballhead do you  prefer?And why?Granting with they are both carrying the same weight load.
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I've never seen or used a BH55. But I discounted it on the grounds of weight and price. Still, your needs are not mine. The BH55 is a bigger head and perhaps can carry a greater load?
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 01:06:32 PM »
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Not sure if it will you but read Boku's post (here).
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Yes, I've gone back to using the RRS BH-55 100% of the time. Never an issue. I still haven't sold the Markins, I generally do my eBay "thing" in the late summer when I have more free time.
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