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25 Jun 2012 5:15PM
I've just bough this vintage monopod from ebay and I like it but I haven't quite fathomed what that extention bit is for, can it just be used as a handle?

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Sabreur 12 767 England
25 Jun 2012 5:17PM
I think you place it against your chest to help hold it steady.
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
25 Jun 2012 5:27PM

Quote:your chest

Yup! And or into your shoulder like a rifle butt.....Grin

Manfrotto make something similar only its all plastic......Wink
MrGoatsmilk 9 1.5k England
25 Jun 2012 5:27PM
Looks like it goes on the shoulder like a gun stock would

Edit must type faster
25 Jun 2012 5:34PM
wow you lot are really quick with responses. Thanks a lot for your replies .............I thought it was a bit small for my bum Tongue
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
25 Jun 2012 5:37PM
Nice monopod there. I think I'd use mine more often if it had an extension like that. Smile
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
25 Jun 2012 5:41PM
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
25 Jun 2012 5:42PM
I rely on my 5-axis IS these days. Lol! Grin
25 Jun 2012 8:04PM
Does anybody know what make this could be? It's seems to be well built but obviously from a time before manufacturers felt the need to emblazon their products with company logos etc
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
25 Jun 2012 8:08PM
I have no idea, but I don`t think its really that old, looks sixties to me.

Could be German, East German or from any of many of small UK companies.
27 Jun 2012 12:15PM
hahaha I'm from the sixties and I'm old Smile

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