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Markins Q-Ball Q3i Traveler w/ Knob Release (Red)

Description:  Markins Q3i is an all-in-one type ballhead with panning base. It is our smallest and lightest ballhead. It is designed for Gitzo Traveler series tripods. (Camera/lens plate is required.)
Availability:  Out of Stock
Price:  USD $299.99 (CAD $389.99)

Why Markins Q-Ball?

Markins Q3 Traveler is a triumph of compact design and precision engineering. The compactness and light weight of Q3 Traveler is an ideal match with Gitzo Traveler Series 1 tripods. It is custom-designed to allow the Gitzo Traveler Series 1 tropods to be reverse-folded compact. It is also strong enough to support small SLR cameras with mid-sized zoom lens.

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  • Unmatched High Performance: Super-strong and smooth bi-axial progressive locking mechanism is free of lock-up problem and easy to control. And, its superior mechanism provides even pressure in all directions.
  • Compact and Light: Amazing 65 lbs load capability while weighing only 0.81 lbs. This translates to an incredible 81 load/weight ratio, best in its class.
  • Fluid style main tension knob (patent pending) for smooth and easy operation
  • Engraved degree markings for panoramic photography
  • Beautiful and tough hard-anodized finish
  • Fits all standard monopods and tripods with a 3/8" bolt (monopods/tripods with a 1/4" bolt require an adapter bushing which is not provided)

Screw-Knob Release Quickshoe for Dovetail Plates (Patented):

  • New Quick-Turn knob opens/closes 3 times faster.
  • New i-Type Q-Balls has user replaceable quickshoe connection.
  • Built-in spirit level for leveling.
  • Spring loaded detent pin to protect plates from accidental sliding.
  • Safety stop relief for plates with stopper screws.
  • Enclosed moving mechanism to keep the dust out.
  • Rounded corners and edges for safety and ergonomics.
Bubble Level i-Type Mount Index Marks Vertical Drop

  Model   Markins Q-Ball Q3i Traveler w/ Knob Release (Red)
  Camera Connection   Screw-Knob Style Quickshoe (QR-48S)
  Maximum Load   65 lbs (30 kg)
  Maximum Torque   130 lbf·in (150 kgf·cm)
  Weight   0.83 lbs (375 g)
  Height   3.50 in (89 mm)
  Housing Diameter   1.89 in (48 mm)
  Panning Base Diameter   1.97 in (50 mm)
  Ball Diameter   1.50 in (38 mm)
  Friction Control   Bi-Axial Progressive
  Panning   Yes
  Panorama Index   Yes
  Tripod Mount Hole   3/8"–16 UNC
  Available Colors   Black

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