Markins Ball Head Q-Ball Q20i with Quick Release

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  • All-in-one design with quickshoe

  • 50kg of load capacity, the best in its class

  • Compatible with the new BV-Head attachment (BV-22)

  • Improved anti-vibration and new replaceable quickshoe connection

  • The new Quick-Turn knob opens or closed by one turn

Camera Connection

 Screw Knob Style Quickshoe (QR-60i)

 Maximum Load

 50 kg

 Maximum Torque

 250 kgf·cm


 554 g


 102 mm

 Housing Diameter

 58 mm

 Base Diameter

 68 mm

 Ball Diameter

 48 mm

 Friction Control

 Bi-Axial Progressive

 Tripod Mount Hole

 3/8"-16 UNC

If prefer to use another quick release shoe on your ballhead please order the
Q20-NQS. This ball-head comes without a quick release shoe.

The Markins Q20i is arguably the winner of its class of pro ball heads. It is a sturdy ballhead with great control and smooth operation. Never before has a ball head been so light and yet able of taking such loads with ease. The compact Markins Q20i -only 102mm tall (4.00in)- belongs on any serious photographer and professionals must-have list. As with all Markins products, it has a beautiful finish.

Fewer, robust controls make the system easy to work with and operation with gloves is not an issue, something important for the outdoor photographer. With the smooth panning base you track moving objects with ease and the pan index at the base helps panorama stitching.

Fingertip control for "Sweet Spot" setting
You adjust the integral friction limit dial with a fingertip according to the weight of your gear. Now, the Progressive Friction Control (PFC) knob, using a unique triple bi-axial mechanism locks your heaviest equipment at a quarter of a turn if you feel you need to. This triple action sliding cam construction securely clamps the ball while still letting you easily slide your camera in any position. The limit dial prevents the friction control from turning loose beyond the safe point set, avoiding flops and drops.

Tough beauty
The hard anodized Qi10i and Q20i ball heads are extremely resistant to scratching and have a beautiful, silky finishing. The heads come in black matte color.

The compact ball heads Q10i and Q20i are self-cleaning, self-lubricating, made of ultra durable 7075-T6 Duraluminum and are virtually maintenance free.

Compatible connection plate system
The Markins quick release shoe connection plate system is compatible with plates by Kirk, Arca Swiss, Foba, RRS, Wimberley and all other industry standard dove tail type. Plates for most camera brands and tele-lenses such as Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Hasselblad and Mamiya, as well as generic plates for other systems, are available.

Product Review
Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) extensive article on Markins Ballheads
is here

Click on this linkf for a Markins Ball Heads Users Guide and Technical Data Sheet in pdf file format

All Markins products come with a three year warranty.

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