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Series 3 GM3551 Monopod
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Ball Head Q3 Black - Lever Release
[U-Q3E-LR-Blk]
$309.99
Ball Head Q3 Black - Lever Release
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Markins Q3 "Emille" with Lever Release

High performance professional ball head with the Markins tradition of superior craftsmanship

The elusive quest for rock-steady camera support has just been turned inside out, again

This very compact professional ball head is recommended for use on tripods with small cameras and lenses or on a monopod, for any body with any lens.

Smaller and lighter than the Markins Q20i and the Markins Q10i
Ideal for monopods and light tripods, like the Gitzo Series 1 or the Manfrotto 190 (Bogen 3001), retaining the highest load-to-weight ratio in its class.

The Markins Q3 has a torque of 130 lbf-in (150 kgf-cm), which renders a load capacity of 59 kg (130lbs) with a gear load center of gravity offset of 2.54 cm (1 inch) from the center post of the ball head
For a more conservative offset of 5cm (1.97in), the resulting rated capacity is then 30 Kg (66lbs).


The Q3 Emille comes with the new Markins QL-48 quick release shoe (clamp) attached.

Specifications:

Weight
375 gr / 0.83 lb
Torque
130 lbf-in (150 kgf-cm)
Load Capacity
30 Kg / 66 lbs
Load to Weight Ratio
80:1
Height
89 mm / 3.5 in
Housing diameter
48mm / 1.89 in
Base diameter
56mm / 2.20 in
Ball diameter
38mm / 1.5 in
Lever Release Shoe
QL-48
Friction control
Bi-Axial, Progressive
Tripod Mounting
3/8” - 16 UNC
Standard color
Black

To read about the legend of Emille click here.

Follow this link for a Markins Ball Heads Users Guide and Technical Data Sheet in pdf file format

For a comparison of all ball heads options, see this

Download a Guide for adjusting your lever clamp for different sizes of plates and/or L-brackets

Nikonians Academy Director, Mike Hagen, shows in the video below how to work with a Markins ball head, both the traditional standard operation and the sweet spot use

Reviews
Why Markins Ball Heads, detailed review by Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios
Markins White Paper (extensive user report) by professional photographer Marsel van Oosten. Adobe Acrobat PDF file (1.5MByte)
Markins M10/M20 Ball Head Review by Darrell Young

You may want to peek at some notes on Mounting a new ball head to your tripod

If still unsure on whether you should get a ball head or a 3-way pan-tilt head, you may want to read this "Why a Ball Head" PDF file.

A few testimonials
See what owners say about Markins ball heads

Recommended by Nikonians

WAIT! THERE IS MORE: With the purchase of your Markins ball head you get:

  1.  A free one-year Gold membership or extension (a $75 value) if you are a Silver,or Gold Nikonians Member ( or a 6 months membership extension if you are a Platinum Member, a $100 value), and
  2. You have the option at this time of your purchase to acquire a Photo Pro Card, extending your warranty and offering additional benefits.

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For more information, please visit this products webpage.

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