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1st of October 2005 (Sat), 15:24
Have just bought a manfrotto monopod and would like to rig up a shutter release on the handle of the monopod for one handed operation for shooting moving horses so I can hold the pod and shoot with one hand. Anyone out there done this?Im sure it must be feasable. I think it would work really well. So far this forum has really delivered answers to my questions its been great. Cheers, and may gadjet freaks of the world unite, safe in the knowledge they are not alone !!
1st of October 2005 (Sat), 16:27
If you've got the camera securely mounted on the monopod, then you can use just one hand (right) to hold the camera body, and leave your left free.
1st of October 2005 (Sat), 17:18
What camera do you have? If it's rebel, it's really easy to make one.
2nd of October 2005 (Sun), 03:00
Its a 20D.
2nd of October 2005 (Sun), 10:15
You'll need some proprietary coneection jack for 20D
You can get one from ebay and tape it to the monopod. Might not be worth the hassle.
2nd of October 2005 (Sun), 12:08
You don't actually hold the monopod, a common beginner mistake. You hold the camera with one hand and with long lenses, the lens from the top with the other hand. You apply a slight downward pressure to stabilize and guide in the right direction.
2nd of October 2005 (Sun), 14:32
Thanks for the advice Ken Ill forget the idea and use the monopod like you say. Have looked at your site your pictures are great and your equipment section is usefull. Are all professionals genarally ok with giving advice to aspiring amateurs?
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