Wed 05-Dec-12 02:17 AM | edited Wed 05-Dec-12 02:57 AM by jrp
Eric, you wrote: "The Markins quick release is attached to the head with red Loctite - which means you need heat to free it. A new buyer can purchase a Markins ball head without clamp.
Some buyers in the past were interested in this option and we gave it to them, to mount another brand of lever clamp. Today, Markins also have a lever clamp, so the interest on clamp-less ball heads has subsided to almost zero.
In the past, paranoid users added Loctite to both the clamp post, the clamp to the post and the ball head to the tripod. All we could do was to recommend in those cases to use Blue Loctite as against Red Loctite that needs a torch to separate, should they later change their mind on tripod or clamp.