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I'm looking to buy a monopod and have been completely overwhelmed by the choice available in the epz store!
I'll mainly be using it with my 5D and either the 24-105mm or 70-200mm lens. Being reasonably tall (5'9) with ongoing back problems I guess I need to consider how high and how heavy the monopod is.
Any advice or suggestions would be warmly received
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there is not too much to choose between them, I got a SH Manfrotto for £20, whch I use far more than my tripod, quality kit
I bought one recently, a Manfrotto 679 and 234RC quick release head, which allows the camera to switch between landscape and portrait and uses the same QR plate as my tripod, which is all I wanted out of the head. Nice and sturdy, same sort of construction as my 055 pro tripod, and not too expensive - combined price of monopod/head about £50. And that was in Jessops, so no doubt cheaper elsewhere but I was too lazy to shop around
I'm a couple of inches taller than you, and I would say it's slightly too high fully extended, so no problem for you.
Thanks guys...I'll have a look and see if either of those are available here in Oz. The quick release head sounds good and since my tripod's also a Manfrotto, hopefully the plate will be the same too.
There's one stand out monopod in my book, the Manfrotto Neotec one!
Just do it!
I don't need encouraging Adam! Just checked it out on the Manfrotto site - they describe it as "the fastest monopod in the world" I can see the pros - any cons you've discovered with that one?
Another recommendation for the Manfrotto Neotec. Best monopod I've owned, and I've had a few over the years. Only con I find is that it only collapses down to 30 inches but extends to 67 inches (without any head).
Any suggestions as to which head to go with it?
the grip action ball head is great to use with the mono, quick precise now fiddling (it's not a tripod!)
or, if you want much cheaper but just as good try the HQ-trihead 50, half the price of a Manfrotto, does the same job and built like a tank
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