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Gitzo GK2580TQR and Markins Q3 Traveler

daphoto

AU
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"Gitzo GK2580TQR and Markins Q3 Traveler"

daphoto Registered since 05th May 2011
Fri 20-May-11 03:26 AM | edited Fri 20-May-11 03:27 AM by daphoto

Hi All,

New to the forums, although i have read other forum postings before since i got into photography =p I Am seeing if anyone is able to help me here and if they had similar problems and how they fixed it

I bought the following Traveler tripod/ballhead

1. GK2580TQR - Kit combo which comes with the GT2540T Tripod + GH2780TQR/GH2781TQR Gitzo ballhead

2. Markins Q3 Traveler

3. Gitzo D0702.01 bolt

I intend to use the markins and not the Gitzo.

When i put the legs out flat to the minimum height by removing the centre column i connect the shaft of the hook piece (which comes off the centre column) to the Gitzo head and i find that it is loose as it doesn't connect completely to the top of the tripod. Even more so with the Markins, there is a gap and the head doesn't position itself to the top of the tripod.

Has anyone had this issue, and if so how did they fix it? I'm not sure if i need a power disc or any sort, but at the moment the only solution I can think of is to cut off the tip of the shaft from the hook to shorten this length, in order to force the head closer to the top of the tripod.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help =)

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