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Markins Q3T, the cold and humidity...


Boudry, CH
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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Wed 03-Oct-12 08:04 PM


This is to report a semi-failure of my Markins. I was photographing at night at a temperature somewhere between 10 and 0 celsius when I suddenly noticed that the head had "frozen" and would not budge.

I locked the main dial as closed down as I could, and thenQ undid the friction/tension setting screw as much as I could, and it took a while until, bit by bit, I was able to do the night shots I wanted.

So question: is it a normal, documented behavious of the Q3, or must I endeavous to cure it with whatever lubricant, resistant to the cold, that you will recommend to me?

Thanks in advance,

Olivier Rychner
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