#1. "RE: Magica monopod?" | In response to Reply # 0Henry64 Nikonian since 13th Jan 2008Sun 31-Mar-13 03:32 PM
No there are no Mono magica, but it's easy to make one yourself.
Just get a Series 5 monopod like (you don't tell what yoo need to carry) this
And make up your mind if you really want a ball-head on the monopod, you could perhaps just get a QR shoe - depends of what you are shooting.
I shoot a lot on a race track so I don't need to point much upwards, I just do very fast horizontal panning and mostly with my 500/f4, so I often just use a QR shoe since I have a replacement arca foot on my lens. If I get tired and need more support, I have a GT3541L with a sidekick and a kirk BH-1.
I don't do much BIF, but I guess that even if I did I would probably use the tripod with the sidekick rather than a monopod with a ballhead.
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#2. "RE: Magica monopod?" | In response to Reply # 0mgd7 Registered since 06th Mar 2012Mon 01-Apr-13 03:53 PM
As I understand the purpose of the Magica tripod line, it's a sort of pre-packaged combination of Gitzo legs and Markins hubs / extras to improve on a stock Gitzo tripod's stability and functionality. A hub replacement--the core of the Magica series--won't make a monopod more stable, so no Magica monopods.
As for heads, well, there's a lot of personal preference that would make packaging them together difficult. Many debate the merits of a dedicated monopod head like the RRS MH-01 / Kirk MPA-2 vs. a ballhead like the Markins Q3 vs. just a QR clamp like Henry suggested. There was a really good article on monopod technique on Nikonians that also touched on the relative merits of various monopod heads, but I can't seem to find it just now. I will post a link if I can locate it.