Thanks Mark..... embarrassed to say I didn't think of that, vertical/horizontal! Yes you're right, the easel would have to move a bit there. I got so lost in thinking I'd found my solution!! Plus, it's been a short while since I last printed & vertical images are few/far between.
So, you're saying loosen the bolts underneath and put shims in between the white baseboard and the black column base?
What did you use for shims?
Pardon my ignorance, but I've not done this before. To do the easel as mentioned I was improvising with these thin stick-on rubber pieces I found here in a drawer. No doubt you're talking about something more substantial.
And, I guess I still have to ask the original question - what does the carrier matter as long as the lens is aligned?