For sale as a set only is my Gitzo 1258 tripod along with the Markins M-20-L ballhead and markins tb-20 base plate. I just don't use it enough to justify keeping it.
The tripod is in near mint condition. Some very light wear. It is fullly functional, everything works as it should. The original base plate and extension tube are also included should you decide to remove the Tb-20 plate.
The Markins head in is mint condition, having only been out of the house 2x. The head is flawless and comes with original manual and box Also included is the ballhead cover.
The Markins tb20 which allows the removal of the center colum adds stability and allows you to get the tripod low to the ground. It's also in mint condition and comes with original box.
Price is $800.00 shipped and insured via priority mail in the US. I want to sell as a whole and will not split up the set for now.
Paypal/MO's only. I would also consider trades for lower cost tripods/ballheads plus cash.
I purchased recently from Brian a Kenko 1.4x DG teleconverter, which arrived like new, in the box, with original instructions, an excellent sale, he shipped it faster than I could have imagined. High recommendations for Brian as an honest Nikonian w excell. equipment. Debra Gillilan
Emailed you last night... I have a Giottos MT-9180 with a Markins M10 + RRS clamp...I was inquiring about a swap+ but I have been struggling trying to decipher the Gitzo model numbers and I think the 12xx series is under spec'd for a 300/2.8 in a sidekick, on a D200..
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I was woundering what the difference in the M20-L and the M20 is, on the Markins web site it shows that the tension knob and the panning knob are placed differently so that when you use the side drop down area for shooting vertical the controles are easier to use. Is this the only difference in the two or is there anything else different that you know of. Is it designed for a left handed person? (im right handed)
that is the only difference. It's not meant for left handed people rather than right. From my understanding most people prefer the left handed version for ease of use. All the ballheads i've owned were left hand versions so I can't comment on how much easier it will be.
Positive Feedback on Brian Weeks: I was the lucky soul who purchased Brian's Markins M-20L ballhead and it arrived today, and I mounted it on my Gitzo 2540, that Markins is flawless, works terrific, so lightweight and smooth with adjustments. I am very glad to have purchased this one, can't tell it was ever used, and I'm glad to get it from Brian, who has spotless equipment, and prompt shipping. High recommendations for purchase of Brian's equipment, and Brian is easy to deal with for purchases. Thank you, Debra Gillilan