How to Level a Tripod That Has a Center Column

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mamallama
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Re: Easier solution

Sean Nelson wrote:

mamallama wrote:

The problem is simple and the solutions are even simpler. That is why there are so many of them. There is no need to use some of the pricey devices for normal work. $3 fence post levelers and $2 round bubble levels are all that needed.

I like to work with the round bubble levels because there's no worries between the orientation of the level relative to the where the legs are. You just:

  • pick the leg that's closest to the bubble, shorten it until the bubble is centered.

If you can't center it exactly then:

  • adjust that leg so the bubble is as close as possible one of the other legs and then shorten that leg to centre it.

The round bubble level levels the plane rather than just one line and it's quick.

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