Hi Folks:

I've had my NN3 for about a year and I'm very pleased with it. The workmanship is first rate.

Recently, I purchased an Arca style QR clamp and have a question about the setup.

If I install it so that the camera plate is inserted horizontally, the camera body blocks the lever so the clamp cannot be closed.... see image 1... (I hope the link works)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74297434@N00/4208494913/

If I install it so that the camera plate is inserted vertically, then the lever clears the camera body allowing the clamp to be closed. However, the clamp must be moved to the end
of the horizontal rail, so that the lever clears the rail. The clamp and camera must then be moved to the appropriate position on the rail. To remove the camera, the above process
must be performed in reverse. See image 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74297434@N00/4208494911/

Is this the correct use? This does work, but it's a bit fiddly. I keep wondering if I'm missing something really basic in the setup?

One possible solution would be to provide a small knurled knob instead of the lever. This would allow the clamp to remain in place when installing or removing the camera.

Any comments greatly appreciated.
many thanks
Santo