Friday, January 14, 2011

oh, that's tilt!

I just realised that I've been using my Manfrotto 029 head (early generation) the wrong way! No issue with panning. One of the up/down axis is very stiff; the other moves easily and very smoothly. I believe now that I've been using the lateral/roll for tilt/pitch.

Oops! Explains why I was having such a hard time recording Paul's talk.

That said, the orientation of the "LENS" direction indicator on the bottom of the hexagon doesn't seem right... I think I'll just ignore that. I'll put the indicator 90° and then I don't have to struggle with the tight clamp.


Also learned that the markings are every 20 degrees.


I'd make another discovery later...

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