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| p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Induro really as good/the same as RRS/Markins? || |
The OP really asked two simple questions, and posted a link to another forum in which a $180 ball head was dropped and the QR plate broke. The responses got pretty technical for what was asked.
Question 1, is Induro really as good/the same as RRS/Markins (isn't "as good" and "the same" redundant)? The obvious answer to that is no, and I don't think it was ever meant to. That is an apples to oranges comparison. Can Induro meet an individual photographer's needs? Only the individual can answer that.
Does the question also mean that Markins is as good as RRS since it uses them both as the comparison brands? I don't have either, but I would guess the answer is that Markins is not as good/the same as RRS either.
Question 2, have you ever seen a cheap cast part on a RRS/ Markins? That should be easy enough to answer. It is either yes or no? Granted, many may not be able to distinguish the difference, but the answer is still yes or no.
And the link to the thread in which a $180 ball head broke when dropped hard on concrete can not possibly be used as supporting documentation to answer question #1 about a comparison of Induro with products that are know to be of higher quality.
A solution could have been provided if Induro would sell the original part, which apparently they don't. As someone else pointed out, a replacemet Induro QR plate is available for $75 with the bonus of an extra camera plate. It doesn't have a bubble level but would make the ball head servicable. If I dropped and broke an inexpensive ball head and could repair it for $75, I would not look back.
I just ordered a BHL3 for $261 from Amazon ($50 discount for opening a credit account with them). I have no illusions that it is as good as the RRS ball heads. I don't plan to drop it either, but if I do, I'll man up and repair it without complaint. I have no doubt that it wil do what I need it to do.