Seeking ways of tracking birds in flight with 500mm lens

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Barry Pearson
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Re: monopod?
In reply to miles green, May 26, 2013

miles green wrote:

I'm surprised nobody has mentionned a monopod yet. I don't have one, but might get one soon to try.

I see people happily shooting motor sports using a monopod. I guess it is OK for supporting the weight and for panning horizontally. With a gimbal head it might be good for other things too. (Perhaps I'll experiment).

My reasons for not using my monopod is that it doesn't appear to offer anything significant compared with a light-weight tripod. (Perhaps I bought the wrong one). And it has the down-side that you can't walk away from it, leaving it set up ready to go, while you have a chat or lunch.

You may become one of the happy users!

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