Good quality monopod/head?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Wyville OP
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Re: Good quality monopod/head?
In reply to craig66, Feb 20, 2013

craig66 wrote:

Well, as this is the only monopod I've ever owned, I've not got a lot of experience. FWIW, the head tilts smoothly and locks firmly. The QR plate seems fine and has a safety interlock button. There is no looseness or play anywhere. As I said, no problem with Tam 200-500, so I expect the Canon 100-400 which is probably just a little heavier, but shorter fully extended would be no problem too. Most likely heavier lenses too, but I wouldn't be certain without trying them out.

I'm quite satisfied with the purchase, especially at the price and it does all I require of a tilt head. Maybe a gimbal head might offer some advantages. I'm not sure, and that's another story anyway.

My personal opinion is that I don't any tangible gain from paying more, but other views may differ.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, much appreciated!

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