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Cannot mount arca swiss (Kirk) to my Markins Q-20 ball head


Oakdale, US
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prophotoman Registered since 27th Jun 2009
Tue 04-Dec-12 07:29 PM | edited Tue 04-Dec-12 08:11 PM by prophotoman

A few weeks ago I purchased the Markins Q-20 ball head with screw clamp (not lever), D700 L-Bracket by Kirk and an adaptor plate for my 70-200 and Sigma 150-500 lens adaptor plates... all arca swiss compatable. i BOUGHT THEM FROM THE PRO SHOP ON THIS WEBSITE. I am unable to get the L bracket or lens brackets to slide past the stop pin on the arca swiss mount on the ball head. I thought that the l bracket and adaptor plates and arca swiss mount on the ball head were supposed to work together... so I must be doing something wrong. How do I get the plates and bracket to slide past the spring loaded stop pin on the arca swiss mount. I do get the grooves lined up.

I "think" I remember how I hooked my mounts with the ball head. Do I have to loosen the knob to open up the grooves completely in order to get my l bracket securely mounted? It seems that's the ony way to get it to work right. It's been months since I used my tripod... my old ball head was from manfrotto and I could just slide the adaptor plate into the grooves on the ball head...

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