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27th of November 2008 (Thu), 12:59
Hey, im looking into buying a monopod for my camera, however i have discovered the average height of them is about 165cm which is about 45cm too small.
Just wondered if anyone is in the same boat as me, or has any suggestions of whats on the market.
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:23
ive a velbon propod 8, this extends to 189cm
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:27
There is one that is like a 196cm.. However they say its for video not sure if you can use it for Photography as well i am sure you could.
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:29
Ha, sorry i forgot to mention my budget is about £50, but thanks for the suggestions, anyone else?
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:33
haha, How much is that in real money :D
Here is one that is 202cm. Its the cheapest i can find for reach over 160Cm
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:38
Haha, well in dollars it works out to be about $75 so thats still atleast twice my budget :(
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:41
Monopod meant for normal people $70
Gardening kneepads: $5
You getting on your knees to take a pictures....priceless.
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 15:23
Check out the Induro MXA45 - goes to 76", IIRC.
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 15:43
ok i have found one or two that stretch to about 190cm however they dont have a ballhead, is this gonna be a big problem? I have never used a monopod before, howrver i dont like the idea that i cant tilt the camera on the monopod.
Can someone explain please. cheers.
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 19:01
i have a slik monopod that extends to 6ft
not including the ballhead i put on it
and its waaay taller than me
27th of November 2008 (Thu), 21:30
WHy do you want a monopod though, if it is just for the 17-40/18-55, you will probably hate it and never use it, only really useful for 300 2.8 and bigger IMO
28th of November 2008 (Fri), 00:46
A 6'8" person doesn't need a 6'8" monopod because a monopod that height would place the viewfinder above eye-level.
My 40D camera's viewfinder is about 3" up from the base of the camera. My eye level is about 4" or a bit more below the top of my head. That is 7". So you need a monopod about 6'1" high. One a bit shorter would work if you use some type of monopod head.
With a head, you could probably very well make do with a monopod that is 6' tall.
This is one I found on eBay that is the correct height and price. I know nothing about the quality or how much the pod can support.
http://cgi.ebay.com/72-Monopod-4-CANON-EOS-1Ds-5D-30D-40D-350D-400D-450D_W0QQitemZ150312724546QQcmdZViewItemQQptZTripo ds_Monopods?hash=item150312724546&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318
28th of November 2008 (Fri), 17:25
Also, a ballhead will raise the height as well, don't forget to factor that in.
29th of November 2008 (Sat), 09:49
If it were me I would save up a little more. For what it's worth.
30th of November 2008 (Sun), 04:45
Thanks for all the feedback, i think i have found one that is the right height and the right price.
WHy do you want a monopod though, if it is just for the 17-40/18-55, you will probably hate it and never use it, only really useful for 300 2.8 and bigger IMO I need one because i quite often borrow lenses from my uni such as the 300mm F4 IS which i am really crap at hand holding :)
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