Self Levelling Camera Mount type SLM1 Features The self levelling mount (SLM) is intended for use with either a tripod or a monopod. The SLM is designed for use with the Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens. If desired, but with the loss of bubble level, LED image markers and compass, the mount can be used with the Nikon 8mm lens. For ease of use, the mount is equipped with the following features:• • • • Bubble level with levelling sliding weights Compass for North/South alignment LED image markers used to align Hemiphots Lens/inner gimbals cover SLM with Lens/inner gimbals cover removed LED Markers Compass Bubble Level Assembly Instructions 1. Fix the SLM1, preferably to a tripod for stability, using the ¼" UNC threaded hole in the base of the outer support 2. Remove the rubber “friction” band from the Sigma lens, unless it has been supplied as part of a system, in which case it will have been already removed. 3. Insert the lens into the aluminium collar. Secure in place with the socket cap screw using the 4mm hex driver supplied (Fig. 3). Unless the lens has been supplied as part of a system when it will have been already fitted to the collar. 4. Affix the sigma lens and collar to the camera body 5. Release the pressure on the inner gimbals support screws (Fig. 1). Do not unscrew the inner gimbal supports completely 6. Tip the inner carriage slightly (Fig 2) and slacken both socket cap screws of the inner gimbal plate 7. Tip the camera and collar assembly slightly and insert the assembly into the inner gimbals, align the assembly as shown below 8. Secure the assembly by tipping the inner gimbals and tightening the exposed socket caps (Fig 2) 9. Tighten the inner gimbal support screws until the assembly swings freely but damps quickly. Do not overtighten the gimbal support screws 10.Slide the LED power supply unit (PSU) onto the camera body and connect the LED’s to the PSU using the connector provided (Fig. 4) 11.Level the mount by sliding the levelling weights to the appropriate position (the levelling may need frequent adjustments as the film winds from one side of the camera to the other) Inner Gimbal Support Fig. 1 Fig. 3 Fig. 2 Fig. 4 Instructions for Use The design of SLM is suitable for above or below the understory, and can be used fixed to a tripod or monopod. The use of suitable climbing equipment can elevate the mount above high (>3m ) understories (Fig. 5). Fig. 5 To operate:1. Remove the lens cover 2. Carefully level the mount using the balance weights and bubble level 3. Align the mount for North/South orientation using the built in compass or a more accurate hand held compass 4. Select an appropriate aperture setting 5. Set the camera self timer, press the shutter release and put the mount at the required height. 6. Check that mount is still levelled (after some film has been transferred from one side of the camera to the other) before repeating the process. 7. Replace lens cover to prevent dirt or damage to the lens. Monopod and climbing equipment Appropriate conditions and settings for acquiring hemiphots are described in the manual that accompanies Hemiview software. If Hemiview software was not purchased with this SLM, copies of Hemiview software manual can be purchased by contacting Delta-T Devices Ltd at the address found on this manual.
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