Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by FusionZ06, Feb 18, 2006.
I have a great cullman tripod but want to get a nice monopod to through in the bag. So what's good?
Depends on your usage. Shooting telephotos? How much weight are you going to be mounting on it? Is weight an issue? I can recommend a few monopods, but the HEAD is a personal and functional decision.
I have a couple that are tried and true despite abuse:
Bogen 682 - pros - cheap, sturdy and reliable. cons - not very light
Giottos 8990 - pros - CF, light, leg locks are great. cons - expensive
Giottos MM8990, info below.
Good, sturdy monopod, very good seller. CArbon fiber, so it's very light. It is very thick, gives it more stability. It has good, strong clips, and can hold a fair amount of wait.
Also, look up a Giottos MM 5580 if you like to do macro work. I couldn't find a link for you though.
Very quick setup
i'm having money probs and need to make a car payment..
Bogen/manfrotto 695 magfiber and magnesium monopod supports 11 lbs (retail: $188.95)
Bogen/manfrotto 484 miniballhead supports 8.8lbs (retail: $37.95)
great together, but i bought it when i had my sigma 70-200 when i really needed a monopod, and now i have a 70-200 2.8 IS which makes the monopod obsolete pretty much..
the monopod is uber though, its really tiny and gets as big as normal monopods and holds as much weight, and its super light.. the ballhead has minor white 'marks' on it from bumping into walls or whatnot, its not 'damaged or dented, just paint marks as u can see in the picture,)
I'm asking 175$ shipped for both OBO, please send pm.
I have the Gitzo G1568 Mk2 w/ Bogen 3232 head and I think its great.
Just look at the weight limit, and height when extended.
I have a $30 Manfrotto 676B, and it works well.
No hear for it though. Sometimes, I wish I had one.
You think? I have the same lens and I think the IS is great but even better with monopod?
do you have a head where you can go vertical with the camera? When I was using that lens on my monopod, I would just loosen the tripod ring and turn it that way I dunno if that's "correct"
That's what it's there for.
cheap and rock solid. Its huuuuge tho.
I was just quoting the person selling the monopod. Personally, I'd keep a monopod for the 70-200 f/2.8 IS because of the weight. At the race track, whenever a car crashes or gets oil/fluids on the track, it's stopped down for 30min-1 hour. Other times, it can take a few minutes for cars to stage up. I'd rather have the camera on a monopod than dangling from my neck. I don't want to come home feeling like Flava Flav would wearing several clocks all day long
depends what you're using it for
I have this
Manfrotto 3245 automatic monopod.
i have the same one