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#1 Kip Kubin

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:09 PM

Can anyone give me some tips/pointers on proper setting of the counter balance on my Cartoni Gamma head.

Bought it second hand... and the on line manual isn't too clear.

The dial on the left side of the head, next to the tilt lock, even at 10, still seems not to be strong enough a counter balance... the hear keeps wanting to pop back up to a level position.

What am I doing wrong?

Also, how do you set the dial on the back correctly?

It's my understanding hat proper counter balance will allow the camera to rest at any tilt/pan position... so that's what I'm trying to achieve.

Thanks for any help.

Kip
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

If it's trying to pop back up level, then there's too much counterbalance. You should start out with everything turned fully down, pan drag, tilt drag, and counterbalance. Then make sure the camera is balanced well when it's level. Then, you just turn the counterbalance up little by little, trying it out as you go, until it will hold still (or roughly so) at any tilt angle. Once that it set, you can turn the pan and tilt drag where you like them.
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