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Who here uses a monopod?

Started Nov 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Who here uses a monopod?
In reply to tamasine, Dec 2, 2012

I use a monopod and have for quite a while but I also have a tripod.  If you do decide on a monopod, as with a tripod, go for a quality product.  They’re pricey but worth it.  When I bring my monopod, I carry quite a few Velcro ‘cinch’ straps so I can tie it to a solid object.  It works in a pinch when you don’t have the tripod with you.  Usually with some imagination you can find a solid object to tie it to, fence post, railing, tree, bumper, etc.  I also find they work well when fully extended, tip solidly on the ground, the monopod shaft against your chest and belly to steady the camera while you shoot, nice when panning.  A monopod works great within its limits but I agree, a tripod is king for macro or those long exposures.


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