Dolica tripod not holding camera in set position?

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Re: Dolica tripod not holding camera in set position?

john isaacs wrote:

You need to balance the camera on the ball head. The way I do this is to use a Nodal Rail which clamps to the mounting plate on the bottom of the camera, and slides forward/backward in the clamp of the ball head to achieve balance, and so the ball head will hold the camera because it isn't applying excessive torque.

You are quite correct with your advice, but I never read it until this morning...after my epiphany post below.  Obviously, the ballhead slot that I was referring to is the Nodal Rail.  My problem was due to the fact that I was putting the bottom plate attached to the camera into the rail from the wrong side and therefore couldn't move the camera into a better balanced position.

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