Tripod, how to get it both flat and level ? .. discussion ..

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Tripod, how to get it both flat and level ? ..

I have a fairly solid Manfrotto 055 tripod with a three way head.

My issue is that I like to try and get it flat and level for panoramas, and it irks me that it is so hard to do.

I don't have any spirit levels built in, I do have a horison level in the camera though.

At the moment when shooting panoramas, I try to get the tripod base as level as I can then I level the camera on the head using the level feature. Once I have taken the first shot and rotated the camera for the second it already is out of alignment, I align it again and take the second shot and so on. The trouble is that this delay between shots can also see lighting change in the shot which compromises the panorama.

Do you have a solution? what do you do?

Mark_A
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