Any opinions on this Ballhead please

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On 8/13/05 8:56 AM, in article
MPG.1d6898ecb28fa1c99896ad@freenews.netfront.net, "Mike Shipmann"
<scirocco@gmx.li> wrote:

> http://www.markins.com/2.0/eng/products/ballheads/m10.html
>
> It looks very good and is well presented there.
Looks to be, and probably is, a very solid ball head. The only knock that I
would have against it is the quick release knob instead of a lever type
quick release. I don't understand why so many 'quick release' tripod heads
use a knob instead of a lever. If quick release is really wanted then why
not truly make it a _quick release_!
 
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In article <BF239F64.35F3B%wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com>,
C Wright <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote:

> I don't understand why so many 'quick release' tripod heads
> use a knob instead of a lever.

Awfully easy to accidently bump a lever. That is why the wrench supplied
with the Linhof Quickfix can be used as a safety guard to protect the
quickrelease lever.

On the other hand Giotto's Kaiser and Novoflex use a safety lock that
you have to push while pushing the quickrelease plate release. An
unprotected lever can make your equipment end up on the ground.

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On 8/13/05 1:06 PM, in article
bob_salomon-A928A4.14065013082005@news.isp.giganews.com, "Bob Salomon"
<bob_salomon@mindspring.com> wrote:

> In article <BF239F64.35F3B%wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com>,
> C Wright <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote:
>
>> I don't understand why so many 'quick release' tripod heads
>> use a knob instead of a lever.
>
> Awfully easy to accidently bump a lever. That is why the wrench supplied
> with the Linhof Quickfix can be used as a safety guard to protect the
> quickrelease lever.
>
> On the other hand Giotto's Kaiser and Novoflex use a safety lock that
> you have to push while pushing the quickrelease plate release. An
> unprotected lever can make your equipment end up on the ground.

What you say may be true, but not in my experience. I use a RRS ball head
with the lever quick release (no safety lock) and have not to date had my
equipment end up on the ground. It takes a pretty long pull on the lever,
not a simple bump, to open it.
 
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Looks very similar to my Arca Swiss B1 and if anything like it, it is great!

Henrik

"[BnH]" <b18[at]ii[dot]net> wrote in message
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> Because it is :)
>
> "Mike Shipmann" <scirocco@gmx.li> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1d6898ecb28fa1c99896ad@freenews.netfront.net...
>> http://www.markins.com/2.0/eng/products/ballheads/m10.html
>>
>> It looks very good and is well presented there.
>
>
 
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Hi C Wright,

that really supprises me, RRS, does not have a safy thingy...I don't have
any RRS quick release plates, but Arca Swiss with quick release, which has a
leaver which needs to be pulled first before it can be turned to open.
thanks for sharing that information as I was thinking of getting some for my
other RRS gear!

Henrik

"C Wright" <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote in message
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> On 8/13/05 1:06 PM, in article
> bob_salomon-A928A4.14065013082005@news.isp.giganews.com, "Bob Salomon"
> <bob_salomon@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
>> In article <BF239F64.35F3B%wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com>,
>> C Wright <wright9_nojunk@nojunk_mac.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I don't understand why so many 'quick release' tripod heads
>>> use a knob instead of a lever.
>>
>> Awfully easy to accidently bump a lever. That is why the wrench supplied
>> with the Linhof Quickfix can be used as a safety guard to protect the
>> quickrelease lever.
>>
>> On the other hand Giotto's Kaiser and Novoflex use a safety lock that
>> you have to push while pushing the quickrelease plate release. An
>> unprotected lever can make your equipment end up on the ground.
>
> What you say may be true, but not in my experience. I use a RRS ball head
> with the lever quick release (no safety lock) and have not to date had my
> equipment end up on the ground. It takes a pretty long pull on the lever,
> not a simple bump, to open it.
>
>
 
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In article <z28Me.86196$oJ.74866@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
petal@theweb.com says...
> It's great. Very well built and works a treat.

I just contacted them regarding the plates and it is a pity that I have
to purchase 3 or more plates which are quite expensive too (on top of
the ball head price).
Isn't there a generic plate which would fit the 10D, the 10D with
battery grip, any future cameras and the 70-200 2.8L lens (with the lens
shoe)?

Thanks.
 
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In article <z28Me.86196$oJ.74866@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
petal@theweb.com says...
> It's great. Very well built and works a treat.

I just contacted them regarding the plates and it is a pity that I have
to purchase 3 or more plates which are quite expensive too (on top of
the ball head price).
Isn't there a generic plate which would fit the 10D, the 10D with
battery grip, any future cameras and the 70-200 2.8L lens (with the lens
shoe)?

Thanks.
 

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