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.
You have to place the clamp as shown in picture 1.
To get the lever out of its way, there is a spring inside. Pull the lever outside, turn it around a little bit to fix it to a new inside position on the hex of the screw inside and release it to the new position.
Checked the forum for an old question about this, but i can not find it. This is what i remember. Do not fix too hard, otherwise you might brake the screw.
Cheers, hope this helps,
a happy new year to you and all the rest of the nodal ninians,
I knew I was missing something basic; I didn't realize that the lever could be pulled out and ratcheted.
This does work and I can now leave the AS plates on my camera, and leave the clamp in place at the proper setting ..... although, it does take some of the "quick" out of quick release.