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22nd of October 2002 (Tue), 10:26
I'm new to this whole photography malarkey - and currently have an Ixus 330 (although I'm already thinking of an upgrade).
By my question is this - when would one make use of a monopod instead of a tripod? What advantages are there?
22nd of October 2002 (Tue), 21:39
The way I understand it is that a monopod is used more often to support the weight of a camera and a large lens. So, at a sporting event such as a football game where a large lens lets you get close to the action, a monopod is very usefull. It also lets you move from one spot to another with greater ease.
Tripods are better for keeping a camera still than a monopod. However, ther are more cumbersome to move. So in situations where there is little or no action and you need the camera steady for long exposures, a tripod would be better.
8th of November 2002 (Fri), 23:26
a monopod is useful when you would not normally want a tripod, a walk in the woods, a sporting event, walking through a museum/art gallery, anytime where you would normally just carry your camera (and gadget bag). using a monopod will GREATLY reduce camera vibration, dramatically increasing sharpness on most shots longer than 1/30. It can also be nice if you've got a huge lens, so that way you don't have to support it all.
I would not want to try using a monopod for anything longer than 1/4 second, unless you want the blurry effect.
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