Buying a Canon 70-200 2.8 lens. Need a monopod. Any suggestions?

Started May 20, 2014 | Questions thread
cosmicnode Senior Member • Posts: 2,521
Re: Buying a Canon 70-200 2.8 lens. Need a monopod. Any suggestions?

wasserball wrote:

I have not seen any sports photographer using a ball joint type monopod. The pivot is that little pointer at the bottom of the monopod. I used a cheap one to support 13 lbs. Of course it will flex if you don't support the camera and lens like you would a rifle.

Targus Red TG-MP6710 67"

I use a ballhead on my monopod to shoot motor sport I am often pivoting the camera and lens around over a arc up to say 120degrees. I am a amateur, last year at a race meeting at Croft for the British Touring Car championship I was talking to one of the pro's over the fence, he was watching my technique and after trying my gear out said he would be buying a ball head for himself. However I would not buy a monopod for a short 70-200 zoom

These shots are taken using a monopod with a ball head fitted loose for fluid movement

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