Markins Ball Head Q-Ball Q10i with lever release

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Markins Ball Head Q-Ball Q10i with lever release

  • All-in-one design with quickshoe

  • 45kg of load capacity, the best in its class

  • Compatible with the new BV-Head attachment (BV-12)

  • Improved anti-vibration and new replaceable quickshoe connection

  • The Quick Lever opens or closes by single action (Patented)

Camera Connection

 Lever Release Style Quickshoe (QL-60i)

 Maximum Load

 45 kg

 Maximum Torque

 225 kgf·cm


 498 g


 98 mm

 Housing Diameter

 54 mm

 Base Diameter

 62 mm

 Ball Diameter

 44 mm

 Friction Control

 Bi-Axial Progressive

 Tripod Mount Hole

 3/8"-16 UNC

We recommend though the Markins Q20i for really big lenses, or for medium and large format cameras, from 300 mm lenses, providing you with a better balance of weight and a larger ball radius for smoothest operation of large equipment.

The Q10i comes with the Markins QL-60i lever release (quick shoe) attached. This high quality lever release combines the best of both worlds, efficiency of lever release and compatibility of screw release. It is lightening quick and easy to fully open and close the quickshoe, while it has the flexibility to be adjusted for plates that are slightly larger than Markins standard.

The quick release shoe can be removed. If prefer to use another quick release shoe on your ballhead please order the Q10-NQS. This ball-head comes without a quick release shoe.

Easy Opening and Closing: The quickshoe opens/closes fully in one quick lever action even with hand with glove on.

Adjustable Clamping Distance: The clamping distance is adjustable by turning the adjustment screw for larger plates than Markins standard.

Though this lever release quickshoe is adaptable to accommodate different brands of plates, it won't be practical to do so in the field with mixed brands of plates. We strongly recommend to use a single brand of plates with this lever release quickshoe. With mixed brands of plates, the traditional screw style quickshoe will be more flexible.

Convertible Lever Arm Position: The lever arm is convertible either left or right hand position for one's own convenience.

Compact Design: The lever arm stays compact either opened or closed position.

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

Few, robust controls make the system easy to work with and operation in 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.

Tough beauty
The hard anodized Q10i and Q20i ball heads are extremely resistant to scratching and have a beautiful, silky finishing.

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

Compatible connection plate system
The Markins quick shoe connection plate system is compatible with Arca Swiss, Foba, RRS and Kirk. Plates for most camera manufacturers and tele-lenses such as Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Hasselblad and Mamiya and generic plates for other systems are available.


Why Markins Ball Heads, detailed review by Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios.
Markins Q10 White Paper (extensive user report) by professional photographer Marsel van Oosten. Adobe Acrobat PDF file (1.5MByte)
Markins Q10/Q20 Ball Head Review by Darrell Young.

For a Users Guide and Technical Data Sheet, also in pdf file format click here.

All Markins products come with a three year warranty.

This product is compatible with (for example):

Markins BV-Head BV-12 Gimbal Head Adapter

Markins BV-Head BV-12 Gimbal Head...

299,00 EUR
Markins BV-Stopper BS-12

Markins BV-Stopper BS-12

24,99 EUR
Protection Cover for Ball Heads

Protection Cover for Ball Heads

9,90 EUR
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