Its amazing how tainted towards Markins this forum is. I am on other forums, shoot with other photographers read tons of blogs, reviews and magazines and Markins just isn't that well received. Sure it's a good ball head, but it suffers from problems just like RRS, Arca-Swiss and other top ball heads. I have read reviews of it slipping, pan knob not locking, same as things I have read about other ball heads. I know all ball heads have their loyal following but around here, it's such a sheep like, and blind flollowing it borders on ridiculous. Like there is nothing else. Did nikonians buy stock in the company? Fund it from a startup or something?
I know I'll get burned about this post. I just have never seen such a biased attitude toward any one product. anywhere.