Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead
Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead
Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead
Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead
Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead
Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead

Q20i Heavy-Duty Ballhead

Q20i-Black

Regular price $430.00 Save $-430.00
4 in stock
You've come this far to find the best ballhead. Waste no more of your mobile data. This is your last stop. The Q20i is our best performing ballhead ever for professionals and enthusiasts with large gears.
  • Amazing 110 lbs load capacity.
  • Ideal to match with a tripod such as Gitzo Series 3 to Series 5 or with medium to large telephoto lenses.
  • Smooth bi-axial progressive locking mechanism.
  • Even pressure in all directions.
Vertical Drop
  • The new “quick turn” main knob opens/closes by one turn (Patented)
  • Made out of the highest quality duralumin (A6061-T6), used for aircraft construction.
  • Ergonomic and sleek design with hard-anodized matte finish.
  • Fits all standard monopods and tripods with a 3/8'' bolt.
  • An adapter bushing available for monopods/tripods with 1/4'' bolt. (not included)
  • Laser engraved position marks and degree marks for convenient nodal point setup.

 Index Marks

Quick Turn Knob
  • Q20i is installed with quick turn knob style quickshoe QR-60i.
  • Patented screw-knob release quickshoe for arca-swiss style plates.
  • New quick turn knob opens and locks in just one turn.
  • New i-type Q-balls has user-replaceable quickshoe connection.
  • Built-in spirit leveler.
  • Spring loaded detent pin to protect plates from accidental disengagement.
  • Safety stop relief for plates with stopper screws.
  • Enclosed moving mechanism to keep the dust out.
  • Rounded corners and edges for safety and ergonomics.

 

Lever Release

Markins lever release quickshoe is a major breakthrough for professional photographers. It combines the best of both worlds, efficiency of lever release and compatibility of screw release. 

  • Lever release quickshoe for arca-swiess style plates. (Patented and patent pending)
  • Easy opening and closing in one quick lever action. 
Lever Opening and Closing
  • Patented adjustable clamping distance is user-adjustable by turning the adjustment screw for plates larger than Markins such as Kirk and RRS.

Adjustment

Note: We recommend the lever style release only if one has plates from single maker. It is known that different brands have different sizes of Arca-Swiss style plates. Though Markins' 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 quick turn knob style quickshoe will be more flexible.

  • Patented convertible lever arm position, for either left-handed or right-handed or for user's own convenience in any situation.

Adjustable Lever

    • Patented Protected Lever Cam Mechanism: the lever cam mechanism is embedded inside of the quickshoe, which vastly reduces the chance that the lever mechanism could be damaged by accidental impact.
    • Compact Design: The lever arm stays compact either opened or closed position.
    • New i-type Q-balls has user-replaceable quickshoe connection.
    • Built-in spirit leveler.
    • Spring loaded detent pin to protect plates from accidental disengagement.
    • Safety stop relief for plates with stopper screws.
    • Enclosed moving mechanism to keep the dust out.
    • Rounded corners and edges for safety and ergonomics.
    Panning Clamp
    • Q20i-P is installed with the panning clamp QR-70P, specialized in panoramic photography.
    • Patented double disc lock mechanism ensures panning engagement.
    • A most efficient cylindrical design minimizes both the volume and weight without any compromise in clamping surface area.
    • Patented quick turn knob opens and locks in just one turn.
    • Lowest profile in its class to further increase anti-vibration performance.

     

    Specs

     

      Model

    Markins Q-Ball Q20i (Quick Turn Knob)

    Markins Q-Ball Q20i-Q (Lever Release)

    Markins Q-Ball Q20i-P (Panning Clamp)

      Quickshoe Type

    Q20i: Screw-Knob Style Quickshoe (QR-60i)

    Q20i-Q: Lever-Release Style Quickshoe (QL-60i)

    Q20i-P: Panorama Quickshoe (QR-70P)

      Maximum Load   110 lbs (50 kg)
      Maximum Torque   217 lbf·in (250 kgf·cm)
      Weight

    Q20i: 1.21lbs (550g)

    Q20i-Q: 1.21lbs (548g)

    Q20i-P: 1.41lbs (640g)

      Height  

    Q20i: 4.0in (102mm)

    Q20i-Q: 4.0in (102mm)

    Q20i-P: 4.3in (110mm)

      Diameter

    Housing 2.3in (58mm)

    Panning Base 2.7in (68mm)

    Ball 1.9in (48mm)

      Friction Control   Bi-Axial Progressive
      Panning   Yes
      Panorama Index   Yes
      Tripod Mount Hole   3/8"–16 UNC
      Available Colors   Matte Black / Wine Red