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    Markins UK supplier..?

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a UK supplier for Markins? I'm after a Q3T ballhead and plate
    Alternatively, a good US supplier who will ship to UK. Would I have to pay import tax?
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    Re: Markins UK supplier..?

    Google can up with these -

    http://www.markinseurope.com/en/warranty.php

    https://www.photoproshop.com/index.p...FZQA4wodcAJ3MA

    The second one is a link on the first.

    Hope they help

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    Re: Markins UK supplier..?

    Thanks Dave,
    Just re-read Robert Cicala on choosing a ballhead: they don't sell through other stores...
    I might just buy in US: with QR plate PG-34N, $350 = about 230
    At Markin's Europe, this is 362 Euros, or 304..!
    ...or check out alternatives
    Ian
    Last edited by IanCD; 30th January 2012 at 09:17 PM.

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    Re: Markins UK supplier..?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanCD View Post
    Thanks Dave,
    Just re-read Robert Cicala on choosing a ballhead: they don't sell through other stores...
    I might just buy in US: with QR plate PG-34N, $350 = about 230
    At Markin's Europe, this is 362 Euros, or 304..!
    ...or check out alternatives
    Ian
    That's what I did and got a colleague in America to post it over to me with our replenishment stock order so that I didn't have to pay shipping!

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    Re: Markins UK supplier..?

    Unfortunately, I dont have that option..!
    And the postage and import duty from US pretty much cancel out the savings..

    Would folk risk this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bread-New-...item41455de5e7

    Is that a Q3T..? In some of the details this is listed as Q3 Emille Traveller. Markins list Q3 'Emille' or Q3 Traveller, not Emille Traveller

    Ian
    Last edited by IanCD; 31st January 2012 at 11:03 PM.

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    Markins Q3T arrived safe from Korea..!

    In case anyone is interested, I just received a Markins Q3T ballhead + Plate from Young Gu Jin in Korea, through eBay. Ordered 5 Feb, dispatched 6th. Free postage.
    Excellent..!! I was getting slightly concerned as the tracking reference given brought up "No record".
    I mailed Gu Jin through eBay on Friday... received a 'reassuring' reply today... and the Ballhead and Plate a few hours later.
    This saved about 100 on the Markins Europe price (excl. postage), though I believe I'd have to send it back to Korea if needed repair under warranty.

    I've not used a Ballhead before... I'm impressed and well-pleased..!

    With the arrival of a Feisol CT-3441T Tripod on Friday (ordered Thursday!) this concludes a months-long quest, including many hours of painstaking research, for a tripod and head which is compact and light enough to carry hiking and cycling, but also robust enough for me to use with a Nikon D7000 + Tamron 70-300 (combined weight just over 1.5kg).
    Ian

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    Re: Markins Q3T arrived safe from Korea..!

    Quote Originally Posted by IanCD View Post
    In case anyone is interested, I just received a Markins Q3T ballhead + Plate from Young Gu Jin in Korea, through eBay. Ordered 5 Feb, dispatched 6th. Free postage.
    Excellent..!! I was getting slightly concerned as the tracking reference given brought up "No record".
    I mailed Gu Jin through eBay on Friday... received a 'reassuring' reply today... and the Ballhead and Plate a few hours later.
    This saved about 100 on the Markins Europe price (excl. postage), though I believe I'd have to send it back to Korea if needed repair under warranty.

    I've not used a Ballhead before... I'm impressed and well-pleased..!

    With the arrival of a Feisol CT-3441T Tripod on Friday (ordered Thursday!) this concludes a months-long quest, including many hours of painstaking research, for a tripod and head which is compact and light enough to carry hiking and cycling, but also robust enough for me to use with a Nikon D7000 + Tamron 70-300 (combined weight just over 1.5kg).
    Ian
    Hi Ian....any more details on the supplier that you could give...or a link to his sale advert?

    Thanks

    Steve
    Last edited by SteveFawcett; 25th February 2012 at 12:22 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Markins Q3T arrived safe from Korea..!

    Hi Steve,
    Here's link for the Markins ballhead on eBay
    and here's Feisol UK

    Ian

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