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Monopods


BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
28 Jul 2011 8:30AM
PM on the way, John!
You'll probably see it before you see this! Smile
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
28 Jul 2011 9:16AM
Thanks for the input folks Smile
firesec1 11 41 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 1:41PM
Now Im going to come across as a cheapo, but I had a monopod free from taking up with a well known photo magazine. It had a round screw on handle fits just the same as a walking stick, which I need. I have a little light fold up stool and I sit with my camera on the monopod, it is as stable as a rock. everyone in our camera club wants one (Well a lot), but they are not to be found, but the seat and the mono are a great combo. The seat was 3.00 from a car boot.
Bill
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
29 Jul 2011 3:05PM
Didn't know car boots had seats in them! Smile
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
29 Jul 2011 5:58PM

Quote:Didn't know car boots had seats in them!


Used to be quite the fashion decades ago. Smile

dicky-seat.jpg
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 7:48PM
looks like a Triumph Roadster CB? Lots of classic cars had "Dickie Seats" (or "Rumble Seats") it was the best place to travel if you were a kid
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
29 Jul 2011 8:00PM
Yes indeed the Triumph 1800 Roadster - as driven by the TV detective Bergerac, as I recall.

Elf'n'Safety would have a field day with that, these days. Lol! Wink
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
29 Jul 2011 8:02PM
I use the 685B and a 488RC2 head on mine Bill. Can recommend the monopod for it's speed Bill ... not the cheapest [then again I won mine] Grin
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
30 Jul 2011 12:59PM
Cheers all
TeaMonkey50 11 10 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 12:17PM
I use a manfrotto 682B which has concealed feet unscrew the base cap attatch feet & rescrew cap & its then a self standing monopod if needed. its an amazing piece of kit & it has supported my 30D with sigma 50-500 attached it has a 12kg load weight. http://www.manfrotto.com/product/73781.76909.14988.0.0/682B/_/Self_Standing_Monopod_Black i use a manfrotto 460mg head with a rc2 quick release plate. i queried the 3kg load weight with manfrotto but they assured me it would easily hold the 30d with bigma comfortable I was extremely dubious but it seemed to work very well. http://www.manfrotto.com/product/8374.31708.76884.0.0/460MG/_/460MG_Magnesium_Camera_Head. i no longer shoot that combination now as while handholding i neglected to use the neckstrap & dropped then down steps which was very upsetting.
LenShepherd 13 4.4k United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 9:56AM
A monopod helps a lot to save arm muscle fatigue with heavy lenses and extended shooting periods - which is why sports photographers use monopods a lot.
A good monopod provides camera shake reduction, though less than a good tripod. Whether you want to carry a monopod or tripod is a personal decision.
A robust but not particularly lightweight monopod like the Manfrotto 681 is under 50.
Sports photographers mainly use lenses with rotating tripod collars with which a tripod head is not needed to take portrait format images.

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