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Feisol CM-1471 monopod and RRS MH-01 Head

fdanlo

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fdanlo Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2010
Thu 19-Apr-12 02:54 AM

Hi,

I am an avid birder(sans camera)who is just starting to get into bird photography.So I was looking for a set-up that was efficient and portable to carry in the field.
I recently acquired a Feisol CM-1471 monopod and a RRS MH-01 head. I am using this combination with my D90 and a Sigma 150-500. The Feisol CM1471 is amazingly stout. I chose it over the smaller CM1401 as I wanted the metal mounting head over the hard plastic. I also got a spike. The twist leg locks make it easy and quick to change heights.
I put a Hejnar clamp on it and mount the RRS head. Very secure. The RRS head is a sweet piece, aesthetically pleasing and functional. It is the first piece of RRS equipment I have owned. I bought an RRS plate for my lens. Both Feisol and RRS were helpful in answering my questions.
An added benefit is that I can also mount my 65mm spotting scope to the monopod head and haul that around without lugging the tripod.
Definitely did a lot of reading on this site.Great resource.
Thanks,
frank

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