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Markins Q-Ball Q3i Traveler w/ Lever Release (Black)

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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:  In Stock
Price:  USD $309.99 (CAD $353.99)
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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)

Lever Release Quickshoe for Dovetail Plates (Patented & Patent Pending):

Markins Lever Release Quickshoe is a major breakthrough for professional photographers. It combines the best of both worlds, efficiency of lever release and compatibility of screw release. It is lightening quick and easy to fully open and close the quickshoe, while it has the flexibility to be adjusted for plates that are slightly larger than Markins standard.

Lever Opening and Closing Adjustment Adjustable Lever Safety Pin
  • Easy Opening and Closing: The quickshoe opens/closes fully in one quick lever action even with hand with glove on.
  • Adjustable Clamping Distance (Patented): The clamping distance is user-adjustable by turning the adjustment screw for plates larger than Markins standard such as Kirk or RRS.

    Note: We recommend the lever style release only if one has plates from single maker. It is known that different brands have different sizes of Arca-Swiss style plates. Though Markins' lever release quickshoe is adaptable to accommodate different brands of plates, it won't be practical to do so in the field with mixed brands of plates. We strongly recommend to use a sinLoctitegle brand of plates with this lever release quickshoe. With mixed brands of plates, the traditional screw-knob style quickshoe will be more flexible.

  • Convertible Lever Arm Position (Patented): The lever arm is convertible to either left or right hand position for one's own convenience.
  • Protected Lever Cam Mechanism (Patented): The lever cam mechanism is embedded inside of the quickshoe, which vastly reduces the chance that the lever mechanism could be damaged by accidental impact.
  • Compact Design: The lever arm stays compact either opened or closed position.
  • Laser engraved position marks.
  • 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/ Lever Release (Black)
  Camera Connection   Lever Release Style Quickshoe (QL-48)
  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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