Markins Q3 Emille is a triumph of compact design and precision engineering. Its distinctive bell shaped design is inspired by the legendary Emille Bell. The compactness and light weight of Q3 Emille is ideal to match with a light-weighted tripod such as Gitzo series-1 or smaller tripods. It is strong enough to support small SLR cameras with mid-sized zoom lens.
- Patented ergonomic design
- Custom designed for Gitzo traveler tripods with smaller panning base and shaftless quickshoe knob.
- Custom design allows the Gitzo traveler tripods to fold more compact.
- Comes with a custom designed shaftless QR-48.
- All-in-one type ballhead with a quick release clamp compatible with dovetail style plates from other major manufacturers such as Arca-Swiss, Kirk, Wimberley.
- Ideal ballhead for a small SLR camera with midsize zoom lens.
- Light weight, amazing support, smooth operation.
- Bi-axial progressive locking mechanism supporting up to 65 lbs of weight (130 lbf·in of torque).
- Amazing 78 load/weight ratio (weighs only 0.84 lbs).
- Patented fluid style main knob for smooth and easy control.
- Simple and intuitive single knob tension control.
- Drop notch for vertical photographs.
- Panning base with laser engraved index at every 10 degrees.
- Tough and beautiful hard-anodized finish.
- Fits all standard monopods and tripods with a 3/8" bolt (Tripods with 1/4" bolt require an adapter bushing which is not provided.).
- Clamp "Loctited" for safe operation and durability.
- Built-in spirit level.
- Patented spring loaded detent pin to prevent from costly accidental drops.
- Safety stop relief.
- Captive knob with smooth silicone rubber sleeve.
- Completely enclosed moving mechanism to keep the dust out.
- Rounded corners and edges for safety and ergonomics.
| Model || Markins Q-Ball Q3 "Emille"|
| Camera Connection || Quick Shoe (Quick Release Clamp) |
| Maximum Load || 65 lbs (30 kg) |
| Maximum Torque || 130 lbf·in (150 kgf·cm) |
| Weight || 0.84 lbs (385 g) (Including the clamp) |
| Height || 3.58 in (91 mm) (Including the clamp) |
| Housing Diameter || 1.89 in (48 mm) |
| Panning Base Diameter || 2.20 in (56 mm) (Traveler: 1.97" (50 mm))|
| Ball Diameter || 1.50 in (38 mm) |
| Friction Control || Bi-Axial Progressive|
| Panning || Yes|
| Panorama Index || Yes|
| Tripod Lock Hole || 3/8" UNC |
| Color || Available in black, blue, and red anodized finishes|