Need recommendation for monopod

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andyus08 Regular Member • Posts: 250
Need recommendation for monopod

Hi,

Looking for a monopod to go with 5D2 . Any recommendation? I'd prefer to spend less than $100.
And also, a viewfind on LCD for shooting film.

thanks.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,117
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

What are application are you using the monopod for Andy?

Richard

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andyus08 OP Regular Member • Posts: 250
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

general shooting when i travel. Just need something stable to hold on instead of bringing my tripod.

dpdphoto Regular Member • Posts: 170
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

My wife has a walking stick with a threaded mount on the top that you can screw into a camera...very conveneint for quick monopod...in monopod mode I assume you don't need any ballhead-type flexibility...

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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee Veteran Member • Posts: 6,068
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

I use a Manfrotto 679b. Very cheap, light but sturdy. Simple screw-in head. Don't need a ballhead as there are plenty of them on this forum!

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DotCom Editor Veteran Member • Posts: 6,884
Manfrotto Neotec

Adjusts height instantly. No clamps to flip open or loosen. Superb for sports. Alas, a bit more than $100.

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Timzee Contributing Member • Posts: 904
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

I looked at a lot of monopods with feet as I wanted that kind of stability. Finally found a great solution. Perhaps more than you'd want to spend, but take a look at this Feisol model:
http://www.feisol.net/feisol-monopod-cm1473-rapid-p-108.html

Very light and stable. I use it in may situations where I used to use a tripod. Even use it with a video head attached to support our Canon XH-A1 video camera.

andyus08 wrote:

Hi,

Looking for a monopod to go with 5D2 . Any recommendation? I'd prefer to spend less than $100.
And also, a viewfind on LCD for shooting film.

thanks.

Doug Searles Regular Member • Posts: 186
Re: Need recommendation for monopod

I found a rifle shooters' support monopod for $10 at Walmart. It has a v-slot for a rifle. My camera fits in well. It contracts to about 24 inches for packing in a suitcase for travel. Light-weight, cheap, and it works. Good luck finding what works for you.

Michael Lane Regular Member • Posts: 182
Ditto: Manfrotto 679B with 234RC Head

I traveled for three weeks across Provence and Languedoc, France, and down to through Girona and Barcelona, Spain, with this setup. It is a sturdy, easy to use monopod that does not cost that much, > $80.

Michael
Kane'ohe, Hawai'i

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