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Old 02-08-2009, 03:28 PM
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monopod enquiry,advice sort.

Just wondering about getting a monopod.My questions are

1)If you have IS,do you have to turn it off,like when you use some gear on

tripod,you have to turn IS off,i know some of the really advaned lens

can tell when they are on a tripod,mine likes the IS off when used on

tripod.


2)How much am i likely to pay for one.


3)is there a site some where that can show you hoe to make one?

i could possibly build one if i had a pointer,

4)if any one in good working order,that they wish to sell,i would be interested

5)anyone got any tips or pointers on using them,would be interesed.

Thank you,

Regards Chris
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:38 PM
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Chris, i presume if you want to use canon IS binos on it - i would leave the IS on when using it. For cameras i have left it on as well because i usually am not so steady

Garrett optical in the US have a reasonable one here http://www.garrettoptical.com/category-s/54.htm - it is either $60 or 70 US depending on the head, but can carry about 4kg
this one is big enough to use standing if you aren't a giant.
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:32 PM
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I have the Manfrotto 685B Neotech Monopod + 3229 Swivel Tilt Head. It's too long to carry easily it a backpack. I have ordered the Benro Carbon MC-66 and will transfer the 3229 swivel head onto it and sell the 685B. The MC-66 gets great reviews, folds up nice and short. Got it for around AU$90 on ebay.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:07 PM
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Gday Chris,,I have a Manfrotto 681B professional Monopod,,At full extension it is 161cm (63.4") and at minimum Extension it is 67cm (26.4") ,,it has 3 sections and only weighs 0.8Kg,,,Made of black anodised Aluminium,,It is an awesome bit of gear Selling at $140 at Madsens in Wollongong,,,
As far as I,S goes,Leave it on,as your hands will still have a small amount of movement,(MINE DO),,The Monopod also has a hand strap that when wrapped around your hand Provides extra Stability,,I've posted a Pic of mine if that helps,,,,,,Mat
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
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The Benro I mentioned above arrived today. Very nice, well made, sturdy, light, short when compacted, long enough when extended. Very happy. Will be putting the Manfrotto swivel head on it when I get home.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:13 PM
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Here's a picture of the Tripod/Monopod Head I use,,It simply unscrews from one to the other,,It has a ball & socket type joint,,the bottom is slotted for vertical Adjustments,,By simply squeezing the trigger it can be rotated to any position,,The normal heads require both a horizontal & Vertical screw to be loosened for it to be Re-positioned,,I find this one is perfect for moving targets also,,,Plus it only cost about $60 with the plate for fixing to the camera included,,Hope this Helps,,,,Mat
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