I have a cheap Velbon tripod and I will probably step up soon to a Bogen tripod. In the meantime I am considering a monopod. I am attentding a friends wedding and want to get some nice shots. I dont want to seem obstrusive with a tripod so thought the monopod could be the way to go. I figure it should be ok with my NPH 400 film and my SB50DX flash. In fact I might not need it, but then again if I shoot with no flash or get tired holding it up.
Any thoughts and suggestions on a good monopod? what type of head do you reccomend?
#3. "RE: Monopod" | In response to Reply # 2dpw1959 Nikonian since 26th Aug 2002Sun 08-Sep-02 09:57 PM
I take alot of wildlife and a monopod is good for a quick shoot that is reasonably stable. I personally have the Manfrotto/Bogen myself. Although the heaviest lens I have is the 80/400 VR I have seen an avid moose photographer use the same exact monopod with her 500mm fixed canon lens and camera.
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#4. "RE: Monopod" | In response to Reply # 3Nikon_Freak Basic MemberMon 09-Sep-02 01:49 AM
I have the Manfrotto/Bogen 3249B with the 3229 monopod head. It is a wonderful combo. the head is a quick release type.
I have used it with my F5 and up to a 300mm 2.8 AF-S with good results. Now i just need to get the 300mm 2.8 AFS in my gear list. Glad I have a friend with one.