not sure you seen this you may have to go a little more then half way down the page
to see how i fixed the gap problem between the plate and camera
having that gap between the camera and plate may cause damage or pull the threads out of the camera.
all so added a dot site real cheap.
the tripod was cheap and very heavy which is a must for this size camera.
a lite tripod if you bump it the camera tripod has a good chance of tipping over,
a heavy tripod like i have can handle a hit pretty good and i all so have a gimbal which is stiff,
moving a stiff gimbal on a lite tripod will move the tripod all over the place