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8th of November 2001 (Thu), 09:02
This is embarrassing to say, but I am getting blurr on "some" photos when I use the mono-pod. There's a strap near the top of it...is there a trick to using a mono-pod properly...I must be swaying or moving somehow.. No, I wasn't shooting after a case of beer...heheh
If this continues I'm heading for the three legged variety....more $...ouch!! BTW..using the 70-200 f/2.8 L.
(And ya'll thought my user name was a joke...it fits all to well, heheh)
8th of November 2001 (Thu), 14:40
hey nitwit, maybe the monopod is defective!
just kidding...actually, it's interesting that you bring this up because i'm requesting one for christmas since switching over from my G1 to a G2, i can't seem to hold the camera as steady (go figure!). after reading hebert keppler's review of the adorama podmatic monopod (http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/pop1.pdf), boy did i ever want one of these. i still can't figure out why it costs so much though. if you can figure out the trick, let me know!
8th of November 2001 (Thu), 14:48
The trick is to hold it slanted and not straight. This way, if you additionally use several acrobatic methods to get three support points, it's as steady as a tripod. :)
In concert halls I use heavily slanted monopod, and support from chairs and railings.
8th of November 2001 (Thu), 17:16
Thanks Pekka...I read your reply earlier and tested it out......Got some great photos of the ground...heheh..just kidding you...thanks, the angle does steady it quite a bit. Your advice is appreciated.
Nitwit3 (smartest of all the Nitwits)
I gave Greg Noble of Canoga Camera the address for this site today. I ordered a Canon 500D close up filter for some macro work...it fits the 70-200 f/2.8L and the 100-400 IS..that's as far as I'm going with macro anyway...no expensive macro lenses for me...I'm still waiting for the 50mm f/1.4...I'm studying your settings, love your indoor shots.
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