Morning nikonians, I'm looking at getting a Monopod, to replace my old tripod, any thoughts to the Manfrotto 680b, do i need a head or screw straight to monopod? Most of my outdoor photography is wild flowers on the move or bugs/small creatures. want to change to a monopod for the flexibility whilst travelling less kit to drag about, a lot easier on a mountain bike, any advice is greatly received thanks
Added >>> I have seen Seen a Kit, Manfrotto 680B mono plus 234RC head for £57.95 (or US about $108-$109), looks like what i want any thoughts ¿ or alternative monopods, or is this one a good one ?, unfortunatly I dont know anyone that uses this or a monopod.
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#1. "RE: Getting a new monopod" | In response to Reply # 0reuben Nikonian since 21st Jan 2004Sun 21-May-06 07:54 AM
It's a fine monopod. Lots of people, including myself, screw the camera or lens plate directly to the monopod. Others use a head of some sort. It's a matter of personal preference. For the subjects you mention I might consider using a head.
#2. "RE: Getting a new monopod" | In response to Reply # 0jaytheman Registered since 14th Aug 2004Sun 21-May-06 05:44 PM
I have a 680B with 3232, Kirk 3232G and Kirk QRC-2. For shooting mostly with a very heavy 300 f/2.8 Series I. It is great for sports because of the quick release and quick leg locks. It is popular over here also for heavy lens sports shooters. http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=20423
I think it is a bit heavy for backpacking (with the 3232 + QRC setup) etc. I am thinking of a Feisol (the heavy one) with no head for backpacking.