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    hello ! could anyone advise me which should i get the markins Q3 or M10. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws_2004 View Post
    hello ! could anyone advise me which should i get the markins Q3 or M10. thanks!
    Just check the specs of the two and see which one suits your setup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws_2004 View Post
    hello ! could anyone advise me which should i get the markins Q3 or M10. thanks!
    What camera do you have?

    One head holds 30kg the other 40kg; one costs about $500+ the other $600$. Unless you've got some seriously heavy gear, the Q3 should meet your needs. However, if you've got a camera that's bigger than the entry level DSLRs, they would look better on a M10, eventhough the Q3 would be enough to hold them.

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    Check out the Markins website for details:

    http://www.markins.com/2.0/eng/ballheads.html

    I would recommend the M10 in case you are thinking of buying a huge lens in the future. It wouldn't make sense if you buy a Q3 today then 1 yr later buy an M10.

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    both markins and photoclam are dam good ball head in this world!
    compact, pretty, not expensive, but sturdy!

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    currently i am using F100 with mb 15, 70-200 lens and a 190prob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws_2004 View Post
    currently i am using F100 with mb 15, 70-200 lens and a 190prob.
    Either head will hold your camera together with its lens and other accessories. Only difference is that the M10 is larger and will look better with large lenses and/or cameras.

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    M10 looks better on a 190 Pro but if you are using something like a Gitzo 55T or similar than the Q3 fits like a glove. The M10 is slightly bigger and heavier but both should be able to hold what you described.
    Last edited by Dennis; 18th January 2007 at 02:43 PM.

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    I would recommend to go with the M10, I am currently using the M10 with nikon's 70-200f2.8+TC. The ball size feels just right, any smaller and it's likely to feel pretty awkward.

    As many hv mentioned, the M10 also gives u more leeway just in case u acquire larger lenses in future.

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    Uhhhh....BTW, you do have a tripod that can handle the load right?

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