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How to balance a camera on a fluid head

Photographic tripods consist of two primary parts – a tripod and a fluid head, however it is common to refer to the whole unit as a tripod or a tripod system. 

To get precision pans and tilts, you have to take the time to balance the camera once it is mounted on the fluid head. Australian manufacturer Miller Camera Support design and build a broad range of tripod systems so I will discuss the Miller DS10 Carbon Fibre system here.