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YogiBear Basic Member
Fri 09-Nov-01 05:41 PM

Has anyone actually used the 2 new Markins ball heads? I contacted the new US distributor of the ball heads H-Industrial Solutions - Eric Yang who says that in order to reduce costs they currently decided to distribute directly to end-users. They forwarded some references of people using the Markin's ball head and are sending some brochures to me. The quoted price is $290 for either one of the new models with quick release. The pictures they sent to me are different than the pictures on the web page (black ball heads)as they show an anodized blue and a polished stainless looking ball head.

Information they sent me is below,

Here is quick review and price for the ball head.
Ball Head Model: M2-PQ M1-PQI
Dim. (mm): 48 x 68 x 102 h 44 x 62 x 100 h
Weight: 510 grams (18 oz) 580 grams (20.5 oz)
Max. Load : 45 Kgs ( 99 lbs) 45 Kgs ( 99 lbs)
Quick shoe included Quick shoe included

Price: $290.- $290.- All FOB Los Angeles
Shipping and CA tax is not included.

If anyone can write their experiences with it that would be great.


Al, a.k.a. Yogi Bear

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