At first I thought the same. But when I make quick or minor height adjustments the top sections is used. So it would make more sense to have the marks there. Although, if I do use the marks during initial height adjustment I will not use them again for any further adjustments.
I understand what you are saying, but if you use those marks initially, wouldn't one or more of the other sections have to be used for minor or major tweaks or on uneven ground. I guess I will have to try it both ways. Thank you Jerry
Tue 01-Jan-13 12:09 AM | edited Tue 01-Jan-13 12:26 AM by J_Harris
During initial setup, if the "height index" marks are close to the height I want I will use them so each upper leg section has the same amount of extension, while most of the time the lower leg sections are fully extended so no "height index" mark is required. Any additional fine tuning of the tripod height/leveling is made using the upper section as needed without looking at the "height index" marks.
If the "height index" marks were not on the tripod I wouldn't miss them.