Hello everyone, what do you think of these new products markins?, I think that will improve the stability of the target machine, of course coupled with a good head and tripod, tomorrow comes the VR10SL I, for my D700 with battery grip, someone I use it?, sorry my English translated by google, thanks
I own one and it works very well. The MB-D10 grip on the D700 (or on any other camera) tends to flex a bit when with a front-heavy lens, no matter how tight you screw it into the camera body. The support steadies it completely. Good purchase.
Hello, thanks for the information. I got the markins Holder, seem to have the wrong model, how do I know if is the right model for the d700 and mbd10?, on the box There is only written VR10, what c 'is written on your own?, thanks.
Thank you very much, it was as I suspected, this information does not photoproshop europe da.Avevo ordered the VR 10SL, but I have sent york short type, because now I have written me sostituiscono(change).Tanks thousand of valuable information, where you bought the york ?, europe photoproshop not sell.
Tue 02-Apr-13 01:25 AM | edited Tue 02-Apr-13 01:37 AM by jrp
The coding nomenclature is:
I. OPTIONS WITH SHORT YORK:
VR-10LS - 19cm lens holder with 10cm dovetail rail; with Lever clamp and Short York
VR-10SS - 19cm lens holder with 10cm dovetail rail; with Screw knob clamp and Short York
VR-15LS - 24cm lens holder with 15cm dovetail rail; with Lever clamp and Short York
VR-15SS - 24cm lens holder with 15cm dovetail rail; with Screw knob clamp and Short York
The Short York is not height adjustable. Recommended for small camera bodies or cameras without a battery grip.
II. OPTIONS WITH LONG YORK:
VR-10LL - 19cm lens holder with 10cm dovetail rail; with Lever clamp and Long York
VR-10SL - 19cm lens holder with 10cm dovetail rail; with Screw knob clamp and Long York
VR-15LL - 24cm lens holder with 15cm dovetail rail; with Lever clamp and Long York
VR-15SL - 24cm lens holder with 15cm dovetail rail; with Screw knob clamp and Long York
The LONG York prototype I tested was height adjustable. Recommended for PRO camera bodies or cameras with a battery grip.
I don't have a sample with me at the moment of any of the Markins lens support versions with LONG YORK, however, although the prototype I tested could be adjusted I did not need to do it for any of my Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses.
I just saw this thread. I was looking at these holders for my 70-300VR but that lens doesn't really have a static part to rest on the york. I can see from the demo that you can decouple the york from the lens. Is that how it is meant to work where no contact point is available? I appreciate any suggestions, and/or advice on lens support for this lens as it is quite front heavy. I have a Markins Q20 on a Manfrotto 055CX3 CF tripod. PS. I don't use a vertical grip.
If you can't use the york, then it is a rather expensive version of a standard long plate + clamp, such as the Kirk LRP-1 or the RRS MPR-CL II. There are other variants of that, built on RRS's line of rails, camera bars and clamps.
Either would shift balance back, and that would be helpful for any nose heavy lens, like a 24-70/2.8 too.
I went with RRS MPR-CL II MPR with integral clamp because it looked more robust. It indeed is very useful in shifting the centre of gravity and makes the 70-300VR much easier to use. However I did notice some flex movement at long end through the viewfinder. It doesn't seem to have effected the sharpness, but 70-300VR on D200 is not very demanding at the long end in that respect. I suspect, however, it could become an issue on high resolution setups.
I think you are absolutely right Neil. The cumulative effect of levelling base + ball head + rail seems to exaggerate the movement. I had a look with just the ball head alone and there still is movement albeit a little less. So far it doesn't appear to effect the images, so all is good.