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What monopod and head?

Yachtsman

Salisbury, UK
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Yachtsman Registered since 10th Jun 2006
Mon 11-Jun-07 07:36 PM

I shoot quite a lot of motor sport, using an ancient, dirt cheap & much repaired monopod with a very simple (also dirt cheap and very old) head. My wife sprained her ankle badly while at Mugello and used the monopod as a crutch for several days. This did not do the thing a lot of good.

So I'm hoping for some expert guidance on what to select.

I use a Manfrotto 055 PROB tripod with a 486RC2 (quick release plate) ball head for my normal landscape work, but its far too heavy & cumbersome to use at race tracks.

My first thoughts are to keep it simple, maybe even without an adjustable head? Although a QR release would be useful and I've already got three Manfrotto 200PL-14's. I tend to use three lenses at these events, a 28-70,70-200 and a 170-500. The first without an adjustable head would be a problem, but the other two can be swung from landscape to portrait with the lens collars. I could maybe use the 28-70 handheld?

Over to you experts.

Richard


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