SETTING UP INSTRUCTIONS
Attaching your LensMaster Gimbal RH-2
The Gimbal has a ⅜” standard fitting that you simply screw onto your Tripod ensuring it is fixed securely.
Included with the Lensmaster is a ¼” to ⅜” thread adaptor. If your Tripod is ¼" fitting, use this adaptor to change it to a ⅜" fitting. This then allows your Gimbal to screw onto your support.
Your LensMaster Gimbal RH-2 is now ready for use.
Attaching the lens plates
Fix the appropriate lens plate to your lens (note: the small plate is attached using the screw’s ‘D’ ring and the large plate is attached using the allen key provided). Now your lens is ready to be mounted onto your Gimbal.
Fully open the lens plate holder (already attached to the Gimbal). Holding the lens, drop the lens plate (now attached to your lens) onto the lens plate holder. Semi-tighten the lens plate holder knob enough to secure the lens in the holder but still allow movement. Now move the lens forward or backwards in the plate holder to find the balance of the camera/lens in use. What you are looking for is a point were the camera and lens sit on the plate without tipping either forward or backwards. Once you have found the ideal balance you can fully tighten the lens plate holder knob to lock the lens in position.
That's it! - From now on the vertical and horizontal movements of your camera/lens are controlled by the soft touch adjuster knobs on your Gimbal.
The LensMaster Gimbal RH-2 is very easy to maintain. There's nothing complicated about dismantling it and then washing it in mild soapy water. After thoroughly drying, add a little grease to the shaft bearing, needle thrust bearing and between the centre stainless steel washers - this ensures smooth operation is maintained.
Please take note of the washer/bearing sequence at the tension knobs - this order is crucial to the operation of the gimbal.
The Spring washer is next to the knob, then a thin plain washer then the needle roller bearing, then another plain thin washer which goes against the arm.
The 3 washers between the fixed and swinging arm are shown here as the Centre washers.
We recommend carrying out this maintenance annually and particularly after use in sandy conditions.
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