More specifically the Mark II label concerns only the two larger models of the FB Series at the time being, the FB-36 and FB-44 which were introduced and previewed (Sunwayfoto FB Series Lightweight Ball Heads) two years ago.
Furthermore the Mk II versions feature the also recently released Sunwayfoto DDC Series QR Clamps with Long Knob previewed last May, as standard.
FB Series Mk II VS Original FB Series
Besides the clamps, which as you may read in its preview offers a longer screw knob shaft and a different, more accurate, bubble level suspension method, there exist some more differences between the Mk II version bodies when compared with their predecessors.
|Obvious on the former model are the short screw knob clamp and the bubble level relocation holes on all sides of the clamp. The large grooves on the lock knobs and the panning base which were a Sunwayfoto standard have gone.|
The FB-36 Mark II Ball Head
|Ball Diameter :||36 mm||36 mm||36 mm|
|Base Diameter :||48 mm||48 mm||48 mm|
|Height:||83 mm||87 mm||87 mm|
|Height:||94 mm||96 mm||93 mm|
|Net Weight:||310* gr||323 gr||328 gr|
|Max Load:||18 kg||18 kg||18 kg|
*Original FB-36 was 325 gr
Each of the updated Mk II version comes in three flavors. :)
|Starting with Sunwayfoto FB-36II combined with the DDC-42i Screw Knob clamp is the classic and most economic solution.|
|Next comes the Sunwayfoto FB-36IIDDHi combined with the improved DDH-02i Panning clamp (preview) offers a leveled panning solution.|
|And last the Sunwayfoto FB-36IIDL combined with the DLC-42 Duo Lever/Knob clamp (review) offers a versatile solution for quick exchange of gear equipped with Arca style plates via the lever release but also easy regulation of clamp width for different makes of plates.|
The FB-44 Mark II Ball Head
|Ball Diameter :||44 mm||44 mm||44 mm|
|Base Diameter :||55 mm||55 mm||55 mm|
|Height:||94 mm||96 mm||93 mm|
|Net Weight:||450 gr||450 gr||454 gr|
|Max Load:||30 kg||30 kg||30 kg|
There are no design specific differences between the FB-44 Mk II and the FB-36 Mk II besides size, weight and consequently strength. The FB-44II comes also in three flavors.
|The basic model consists of the Sunwayfoto FB-44II ball head combined with the DDC-50i Screw Knob clamp forming once again the most economic solution.|
|Same as with the FB-36IIDDHi comes the Sunwayfoto FB-44IIDDHi combined with the improved DDH-02i Panning clamp (preview).|
|And last but not least the Sunwayfoto FB-44IIDL combined with the larger capacity DLC-50 Duo Lever/Knob clamp able to accommodate larger camera/lens combos.|
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2014
Price & Availability:
All FB-Series Mark II Ball Heads are now available from Amazon or from eBay.com worldwide.
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