Heavy D800 = I Need A New Tripod Ball Head

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
afoton Senior Member • Posts: 1,425
Re: Here's an informative thread

I have used both RRS BH-40 and Markins Q3T.

BH-40 have never let me down. It has a little odd shape, so I bought the Q3T for my travel tripod. It is a little smaller, but higher than the BH-40.

Many on the net are very happy with Markins, but my head locks down when cold. Maybe the issue can be solved by tweaking the torque limit dial, but that is out of question with mittens. So in the winter it doesn't work at all for me. My BH-40 has worked without problem at least down to about -37 degree Celsius. When I will buy a bigger head, Markins is out of question because of this issue.

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