Monopod stability vs tripod stability

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Klipsen
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In reply to latestart, May 2, 2013

latestart wrote:

If a tripod with remote control and shutter up is 100%, in the hundredth percentile of stability, in what percentile of stability would you say a monopod stands?

It can be very difficult to prevent sideways movement with a monopod. With long tele lenses you will also find it hard not to raise and lower the aiming point. Manfrotto have made an accessory with three steel rods that fits on some of their monopods. It's stable enough to balance a large SLR with a big lens (300 mm f/2.8 or Bigma) without using hands - although I don't recommend it in windy conditions and/or fully extended. It helps a lot, because the monopod is kept vertical.

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