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    Hi, I have recently recieved my NN5, RD16, and Ez-Leveler II. I am finding it difficult to set the level correctly. Let me explain what I am doing, and let's see if anybody can point out what I am doing wrong.

    First I set up the tripod roughly level using the bubble on the top of the tripod (below the EZ-Leveller). Then I use the EZ-Leveler to put the bubble in the middle of the circle on the horizontal plate of the NN5.

    OK so far. But when I rotate the NN5, the bubble moves out of the circle, and the camera goes out of level. This seems wrong, and I can't find any setting tht keeps the camera level.

    Also, I was recently shooting a series where the sky was right up near the top of the frame, and in order to make the sky level, I had to set the bubble way outside the circle.

    Does this sound like I am doing something wrong, or is it a problem with the rotator?

    Regards, ...David
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    David,

    just center your bubble once, for your first shot. Then leave it alone. The bubble will move a little bit around while moving the panohead. No problem till it does not fully leave the center. The bubble is very sensitive. And a lot people have asked your question. To have a better view to the right position of the bubble, I use a small round dentist mirror to check it from on top while holding the mirror to 45° to have a view from aside.

    You can level the pano in PTGui when necessary.

    Regards,

    Heinz
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