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Markins Q20 torque limit dial vs RRS BH55 drag set dial

computerguy

Vancouver, CA
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computerguy Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2007
Sat 11-Feb-12 07:13 AM

<sigh, yet another ball head thread...>

I am trying to decide between a Markins Q20 ballhead and a RRS BH55 ball head. I'm trying to understand the frequency of the use of the torque limit dial / drag set dial.

How often do you use it?

The Q20 implementation seems a bit awkward to use if you often change / reset it. <disclaimer: I haven't tried either ball heads.> My understanding is that when the weight of the imaging combo changes, you will need to adjust it. In the future, I might switch between a (D300 + SB800 + 70-200 f2.8) combo and a (D300 + 50mm f1.4) combo. I'm assuming that I'll need to change that when there is that much drastic change in weight.

Am I making mountains out of a wee little molehill? The Q20 torque limit dial looks kind of difficult to use, compared to a BH55 drag set dial.

(I'm leaning more to the Q20, right now.)
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