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  1. #11
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    I have a Manfrotto 079 monopod with a Slik SBH-100 ball head. I also have a Benro MP-68 M8 monopod with a head of unknown origin. It's old, but still works like a charm.....smaller and lighter than the Manfrotto. I could not see myself without either of them. They both have their place in my arsenal of gear.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    I'm such a cheapskate that I use my tripod as a monopod. Although a little heavier than a monopod, it works just fine.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    I have the Sirui P-326 carbon fiber mono pod. Weighs less then a pound without the ball head. I'm using a 3Pod H1 ball head. Great combo. Love how it stabilizes my camera
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  4. #14
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    , Weather wise big difference from San Diego
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_W View Post
    I'm such a cheapskate that I use my tripod as a monopod. Although a little heavier than a monopod, it works just fine.
    @Dave_W See you made it to Montana,Big difference weather wise.
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  5. #15
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    Thinking of getting a Monopod
    Quote Originally Posted by weebee View Post
    I have the Sirui P-326 carbon fiber mono pod. Weighs less then a pound without the ball head. I'm using a 3Pod H1 ball head. Great combo. Love how it stabilizes my camera
    I have the same thing. I only use it when I shoot football and baseball games. Tripods are not allowed around the field but the umpires allow monopods.
    Sirui monopod 2 by gqtuazon, on Flickr
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  6. #16
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    I have a Manfrotto 680B with a 234RC head (tilt top quick release) that I use for shooting sports. It works very well to stabilize the camera for that purpose. Personally, I do not like using a ball head on a monopod, the tilt top gives me the flexibility I need without a lot of extra bulk and complexity.
    Steve saved me a lot of typing. ^^^ What he said!!! ^^^

    But just so I contribute something, I also have a MeFOTO Roadtrip, which is a great compact tripod that also converts to a monopod. $189 for the aluminum model, complete with ball head. I use mine all the time - it's relegated my Manfrotto tripod to studio work or the backseat of the car. I don't use it as a monopod that often, but it's nice to have that function. I prefer the Manfrotto as a pure monopod, and it makes for a sturdier walking stick.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Thinking of getting a Monopod

    I've rarely used my monopod...mostly for sports photography, since tripods usually aren't allowed on the sidelines. It's probably the least-used piece of gear in my arsenal.

    That said, my monopod is the one remaining thing that I've never upgraded to "pro" level. I got mine @ Walmart for about $20-30, and see no need to sink money into an upgrade.
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