Markins Q3 ball head help - main locking knob is loose?

Started Aug 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Richard Murdey
Richard Murdey Senior Member • Posts: 2,063
Markins Q3 ball head help - main locking knob is loose?

Anyone else here had experience with a Markins head? Perhaps you can help me.

Recently got the Q3. When the ball locking knob (the main knob) is tightened to lock the head rigid, the knob itself is slightly loose, with about 5-10 degrees of slippage when turning it in the opposite direction before it has any effect.

No big deal I guess, just seemed a bit odd and I'm a bit concerned that an internal set-screw or the like hasn't been tightened properly.

Markins Q3-BK Ball Head

So is this normal or should I see about getting it fixed?

 Richard Murdey's gear list:Richard Murdey's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited +7 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow