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Aug 12, 2019 04:10 as a reply to  @ post 18908323 |  #3511

I suggest using a super stable tripod with a really big ball head...so it's got the control for ultra fine adjustments. I personally prefer tripog legs that don't have a central column. The difference in stability is like night and day. The large ball head is essential too, there's nothing more frustrating than making a minute critical adjustment only to have the weight of the camera and lens slump on the ball and make a mess of the adjustment.
Other than that...shoot your composition a little looser than you need so you can keystone / correct in lightroom.

This images look fine to me. Sure there's a tiny amount of keystone on the top image...but it's far better than most images.


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Aug 12, 2019 06:25 |  #3512

I am using a Gitzo that has the center part adjustable for leveling, and I have the center column removed, unless I really need the maximum height. That should be sturdy enough.
I think the problem is more that my 6D only as a one-axis digital level, so I can trim in left and right, but the front to back adjustment I have to do by eye, basically looking at the vertical lines in the picture.
Perhaps I need to invest in an additional external level (but then I have to carry that around in addition to all the other gear and mount it on the camera when I want to take a picture, not optimal).
Not sure why Canon thought that would be the feature to save money on, even my 7DII has a two-axis digital level (But that does not have the full frame to get that nice ultra-wide angle).


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Aug 14, 2019 06:47 |  #3513

Ranger Kevin wrote in post #18908966 (external link)
I am using a Gitzo that has the center part adjustable for leveling, and I have the center column removed, unless I really need the maximum height. That should be sturdy enough.
I think the problem is more that my 6D only as a one-axis digital level, so I can trim in left and right, but the front to back adjustment I have to do by eye, basically looking at the vertical lines in the picture.
Perhaps I need to invest in an additional external level (but then I have to carry that around in addition to all the other gear and mount it on the camera when I want to take a picture, not optimal).
Not sure why Canon thought that would be the feature to save money on, even my 7DII has a two-axis digital level (But that does not have the full frame to get that nice ultra-wide angle).

I have that issue with the 6D also, I guess they have to have some product separation items from the 5D series.

I do have a venerable bubble level that fits on the hot shoe that I first used 40 years ago probably, seems ok.


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