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p.2 #1 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


Buy American...you can't to that too often with photographic equipment!


Nov 27, 2011 at 06:35 PM
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p.2 #2 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


I have both the Markins M10 and the RRS BH-40. I use the BH-40 more because I like the more concise feel of the lever and knobs compared to the mushy feel of the Markins knobs. Just a personal preference. The Markins head is a bit smoother though.


Dec 01, 2011 at 06:14 PM
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p.2 #3 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


Just setup a Markins M10 with RRS quick release clamp, great combination IMO.


Dec 03, 2011 at 09:37 PM
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p.2 #4 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


The BH-55 arrived and it is certainly smooth - but I still notice a little bit of stiction when using the 24-70 (nice w/300). Perhaps I'm just being too picky, but I would like to try a Markins someday just to compare.


Dec 03, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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p.2 #5 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


That is exactly how the BH-55 is normally. The Markins and Arca-Swiss ball heads are really smooth, but not as heavy duty.

EBH



Dec 03, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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p.2 #6 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


RJKphoto wrote:
Buy American...you can't to that too often with photographic equipment!


+1 !!!!



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p.2 #7 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


The more you use the RRS the smoother it gets, unlike the Markins which is really smooth out of the box


Dec 04, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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p.2 #8 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


My BH-55 is not much smoother now as it was a few years ago, at least as far as I can determine. It is not like the A-S.

EBH



Dec 04, 2011 at 04:54 PM
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p.2 #9 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


EB-1 wrote:
My BH-55 is not much smoother now as it was a few years ago, at least as far as I can determine. It is not like the A-S.

EBH


Neither is my BH-55 or BH-40.

I really like them. But it's not like they get smoother after a couple of years



Dec 04, 2011 at 06:19 PM
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p.2 #10 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


Interesting! My BH-40 got smoother over the past year. Maybe not by a lot but it feels smoother to me!


Dec 05, 2011 at 01:34 AM
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p.2 #11 · Another RRS vs. Markins Ballhead Question


I've used the Markins Q20 for 4-5 years, getting it wet and also exposing it to the harshest desert conditions (wind and sand). I wipe off the sand after trips and put some more oil on it a couple times a year. It is still VERY smooth and working great. The biggest gear I've used is the 300/2.8 and a DS1 mark 3. It handles that load without a problem.

I cannot speak for the alternative: no experience.

gordon



Dec 07, 2011 at 09:39 PM
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