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WD4MLA

Sylva, US
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"RE: Manfrotto head"

WD4MLA Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Fri 06-Jul-12 08:31 PM

Since you have purchased a pro lens, you might want to consider a pro head such as the Markins. While the Q10 would most likely handle the 70-200mm, you can future proof your purchase by getting the Markins Q20, for a few more dollars. Here is a link that will explain the advantages of this head. The "Sweet Spot" was the selling point for me to get my Markins M10. Once it is set for a lens, that is all the adjustments needed unless you change to a heavier or lighter lens. Just move the camera where you want it and it stays in place without turning any knobs.

https://www.ppsna.com/images/markins/markins-qball-usersguide-2010-en_5.1.pdf

These heads come also with a lever release if you plan to stay with one manufacture for your camera plates, lens plates and L brackets. If you go with the knob screw type you can use different manufactures for the quick releases. I have the Knob Screw type and it is just a few seconds difference in attaching vs the lever. I like and plan to stay with the knob type.

https://www.ppsna.com/product_info.php/cPath/21/products_id/867?osCsid=0bb3fd0972e8b978cad8220d07cf5b19

Jerry Jaynes
Great Smoky Mountains
of North Carolina

http://www.flickr.com/photos/by_jerry_jaynes/

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