Dolica tripod not holding camera in set position?

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Re: Dolica tripod not holding camera in set position?

Richard B99 wrote:

Flycaster wrote:

Richard B99 wrote:

Unfortunately, you have taken the typical path. 😔

Try this:

Maybe not. See my post below.

Yes, noted. However, having to centre the weight on the head for such a small camera like the FZ1000 weighing in around less than a pound when the lens is extended the relatively short distance it goes just really shouldn’t be necessary or acceptable. Particularly for a tripod that claims a 15lb load limit.

A short term fix maybe but it wouldn’t be filling me with much confidence as permanent approach! Good luck nonetheless.

Thanks for your response, but I must clear up a few things.  The camera weights in at 1.83 pounds.  Extending the lens barrel does throw the camera off balance...changes center of gravity. With the camera now set at a "better" center of gravity on the tripod, it is fully  and correctly balanced so that the ballhead definitely holds any set position with the tele fully engaged. Thus, I withdraw my faulting its "holding" capacity.  It may not be the best for a professionals or high amateurs that have many cameras, but it certainly does a good job for my FZ1000 as far as I am is not a "you get what you pay for" tripod.

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