A&P monodpod and swivel

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  1. TomDlgns

    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    i have a 40d (plan to grip soon) with a 100-400L.

    i would like to get a mono pod with a ball/swivel to be able to set up the camera to take vertical pictures if needed.

    what do you guys use/recommend?

    i don't want to give a budget, since i really don't have one...i don't like setting a budget because sometimes for 15-20 dollars more, you can get a much better product. not that i blame anyone, but sometimes people dont want to spend the extra money.

    with that being said, i also dont want to see $300.00 monodpods and heads.

    thanks.
     
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    in for answer, I need something also, my kinda cheapy slik tripod cant take the weight of the 100-400 + xti and grip, I can't really spend 300-400 on a good tripod right now, but I really want too :hs:
     
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    can or can't?
     
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    sorry, edited, cant spend mucho dinero
     
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    Vertical pictures?
    You mean pointing straight up? Or a vertical (portrait) orientation?

    If you just mean portrait orientation, just keep the tripod collar loose and turn the camera...
     
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    yeah, for the 100-400 that would work...i should have edited the first post.
     
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    in for answers, I have the same setup :)
     
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    after looking at all the monopods...i think i want an all black one.
     
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    Black makes you look more cooler.

    Those Bogens come in black too though. If youre just set on a CF one though, you can go look at Induro monopods.
     
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    haha...

    nah, i am not set on CF, but i don't like chrome/silver for the monopod.
     
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    Well then get the black option doggins. I think it may cost a little more (maybe $10?) but they do make them.
     
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    I have the 4 section one and I like it. It is a little smaller when collapsed, it has a wider diameter section at the top where you hold it, plus it allows you to sit on the ground and shoot with it more easily.
     
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    yeah, i am also concerned about the size of it when collapsed...mainly for storage and stuff like that.

    just curious, why would you want a panning head/swivel? if you want to pan, cant you just rotate the monopod?
     
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    Honestly, I dont know. People always ask what head to get on their monopod and I always wonder why. The ONLY reason I can see is if you need to point way up or way down as that would require you to lean forward or backward with your monopod.

    Thing about that is that if Im using my monopod, Ive usually got a 400mm or longer lens attached to it. I cant lean too far forward until all I see is grass and the lens doesnt focus that close anyways. The leaning up part seems like a moot point as well. If Im at a game, what do I need to look in the sky for?

    I suppose if you did a lot of air shows or something, having a head that tilted would be nice, but I personally dont have a need for one.

    For panning though; yes. Just turn the monopod. Its not glued to the ground.
     
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    actually, i just thought about it...

    think about the people that use these heads on a tripod....you might not need panning on a monopod, but you would on a tripod..that is all i can think of.
     

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