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Arca Swiss Z1 vs markins Q10 on a GT2540

RKlukas

Mesa, US
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"RE: Arca Swiss Z1 vs markins Q10 on a GT2540"

RKlukas Registered since 21st May 2012
Mon 20-Aug-12 03:12 PM

>Hi Michel,
>
>My understanding is that the Arca-Swiss lever clamp is
>adjustable.
>
>In the past we have had complaints about the Arca-Swiss lever
>not working well with mixed plates, probably because the
>Arca-Swiss plate width is different than RRS's and definitely
>not interchangeable without adjusting the lever with each
>swap. And that is a very bad idea. A lot of people buy an
>A-S head and a basic A-S plate and then later discover RRS
>plates and L brackets. Then chaos reigns
>
>If the A-S lever works like the Markins adjustable lever then
>it will probably work with RRS plates, with a slight one time
>adjustment. RRS plates have very high tolerances in order to
>conform to RRS's lever clamp.
>
>In the case of the RRS lever, you must stick with their
>plates, Wimberly plates, or maybe Kirk plates. That because
>the RRS lever is not adjustable. And since RRS built the
>first lever (I think?), a lot of what you read on the net is
>based on that lever. It is not a simple issue and easy to
>confuse when trying to surf up an answer.
>
>I believe we have a number of satisfied Markins lever clamp
>users that use RRS (and Wimberly) plates. It works because
>the Markins lever (like the A-S lever) is adjustable. We do
>recommend sticking with one plate maker (or known compatible
>plates like RRS/Wimberly) and sticking with plate makers that
>have a good history of making consistent plates.
>
>The cost of the A-S lever upgrade is only about $22. If it
>were me I would spend that, banking on the RRS plates working
>well. If you test the RRS plates very well, they will either
>fit properly or they won't. Just be sure to adjust the lever
>and push HARD on the plate to make sure it really won't slip.
>If it doesn't work out then you lost that $22 bet and replace
>the lever clamp.
>
>Unfortunately we don't have a lot of Z1 users here, but a few
>have come along in the past few years. Maybe they will chime
>in . You should also search the archives here on
>"Z1" and see what has been said about this.
>
>I guess this is another benefit of the Markins- we have lots
>of experience here with that head, with the lever clamp (see
>my lever clamp compatibility thread pinned to the top of the
>forum list).
>
>If you proceed with the Z1 please post your results to the
>Lever Clamp Compatibility thread. We don't have any input yet
>on the Z1.
Z1 is a traditional style head capable of handling 120 lbs. I might suggest the Arca-Swiss P0 head with Classic QR as it can handle 46lbs and has top pan allowing for very accurate panning for rotational stitching. And it only weighs 11 oz. It also is knob free except for the pan. Check it out. Might be an excellent addition to your Gitzo.
Rod

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