The position of the control handle with respect to the plane
of the panhead platform (figure 5) can be changed by loosening
the handle bracket lock and shifting the handle bracket on the
Tighten the handle bracket lock securely after
making the desired adjustment. The protrusion of the control
handle (figure 6) may be shortened by loosening the handle
lock and sliding the shaft of the control handle in the handle
bracket. Tighten the handle lock securely after adjusting the
e. Loosen both the leveling lock and shift the position of the upper
portion of the base casting until the spirit level vial (figure 5) indicates
a level condition. Only limited adjustment is available by this method. If
leveling cannot be obtained, lengthen or shorten one of the telescoping legs
to bring the panhead within range of the base casting adjustment. Tighten
leveling locks securely after making the final adjustment.
42. In order to insure that the tripod stands approximately perfectly
level, you should use the __________ in order to achieve this.
a. Carefully remove the camera component from the carrying case.
b. Center bottom of the mounting adapter (figure 5) over the camera
thumbscrew projecting through the panhead platform.
c. Turn the camera thumbscrew into the camera mounting adapter and
tighten the camera locknut securely.
Selecting and Attaching Lens and Shutter Assembly
a. Selecting lens and shutter assembly. The nature of the photographic
mission to be accomplished will determine the selection of the lens. Refer
to TM 11-401-1 for lens selection information.