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Can't figure out how to straighten and level the camera

Once I put the camera on the tripod, I cannot figure out how to control the angle (heighth) of the shot - it seems there should be a screw to tighten, but I cannot locate it. I am afraid I have lost a part. I do not use it a lot, and cannot find the instructions. Any ideas?

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  • mamacass65 Dec 31, 2007

    Thank you very much - I have the handle for the lateral movement, but it has to be a missing wing nut or handle for the up and down angle b/c there is an open hole that looks as though there should be a screw in it. I appreciate your help!

  • mamacass65 Dec 31, 2007

    Thank you, Buffalo! I am searching for a bolt / wing nut as we speak! I appreciate your response!

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If your tripod has extendable legs, at each juncture there is a sleeve nut and an "O" ring. One end of one of the legs looks like a drill bit chuck - a short length that is split in three places and tapered to fit into the nut. you extend the leg, then tighten against the taper to lock the leg. the center stem whether it is geared or just friction had a 1/4-20 or 5/15-18 thread with a right angled screw or wing nut. It may even be metric. If you don't have the wing nut, a standard bolt will work.

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If you have lost a srew or wing nut, it will be loose where there should be one. set it up and then try to raise or move it around in one spot. iof it moves than look for a screw hole. the handle itself sets the rotation try unloosing the handle..

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