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advice for BH-40, gitzo 2541


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ABWhiteRN Registered since 26th Nov 2011
Mon 09-Apr-12 01:12 AM

Hello everyone,

I recently took a trip to Utah and Arizona, photographing slot canyons and some national parks. I disassembled the BH-40 from my gitzo 2541 (I removed the center tube permanently and directly mount my ballhead to the tripod. I am short, no need for the extension). When I went to reassemble the ballhead and tripod, I was unable to get my ballhead to mount flat so it felt unstable. I quickly made some modifications to render the unit useful- basically could not pan.

Now that I am back home, I am trying to figure out what I did wrong. I have the unit reassembled and it is loose on the tripod.

Please help. The unit did not come with assembly instructions. Thanks, Alison