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Kathleen Brennan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2006
 

monopod purchase


I shoot a lot with my Canon 30D and 100-400mm lens(heavy!) Sometimes it is not possible for me to use a tripod, so I am interested in getting a monopod. Does anyone out there have any favorites or recommendations? Thanks Kathleen


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7/18/2007 11:06:28 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Slik, Manfrotto, Giotto, Bogen.
Try to find that's at least as tall as you are, or taller in case you have to stand on something.


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7/18/2007 11:35:40 AM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Kathleen,

I shoot with the Sigma 50-500mm at 4 lbs and bought one in haste because of an airshow that was in town. I would suggest getting one with the "G" locks, I believe they are called, in lieu of one that has screw type leg locks. I stripped the threads on one section because of over tightening.


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7/18/2007 1:06:31 PM

 
Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  I love the carbon fibre one I bought and it is VERY sturdy and lite. definately get one that can go tall because you'll be able to use it while standing on something....thats what I hire an assistant for...


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7/19/2007 5:06:38 PM

 
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