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Mar 29, 2017 15:12 |  #9016

I shoot a lot of football, baseball, golf and other outdoor sports. I use a monopod while in the sitting position all the time because it easier to control and after three or four hours of holding several pounds your arms do get tired.


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Mar 29, 2017 19:23 |  #9017

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18314183 (external link)
When shooting outdoor team sports, aren't we usually lying on the ground, or sitting on the ground - in order to get the best angle?

Be my guest! Especially if you're shooting freelance for Sports Illustrated, sure! But even then, if you're a pro, you're probably using two bodies, one with a 70-200 f/2.8 and a 400 f/2.8 in order to catch the entire field. I don't have $30K for that, so I use The Dust Pump on one body.

When in a prone or sitting position, I find the monopod useless, as I can more easily support the gear with my elbows firmly on the ground (when prone) or with my elbows solidly planted atop my inner thighs (when seated). Even when kneeling, I find that resting one elbow on my chest/belly offers more versatile support than a monopod does.

Glad to know that works!

It seems to me like a monopod is only useful if one is standing up.....but then the angle is all wrong and the photos aren't as dramatic or compelling as they could be.
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Mar 29, 2017 21:06 |  #9018

I shoot youth sports, often several games in a row (and up to 10 in a day). I sit on a stool or sometimes a cushion to get a better angle. I've never been able to sit comfortably with my legs crossed.

I've tried a monopod a few times but am much more comfortable hand holding. Makes for a long day. Maybe I'll get better at it with softball/baseball this Spring.


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May 10, 2017 22:49 |  #9020

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May 24, 2017 06:15 |  #9021

Dust pump still going strong.


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May 24, 2017 07:34 |  #9024

Girls Varsity Soccer from a week ago. Enjoy!

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Jun 11, 2017 16:45 |  #9025

Please forgive and move if this is the wrong thread to post a dust pump technical question.

Short version: my 100-400 I has stopped being able to acquire focus if I change the focus distance btw shots. Originally, it was a only a sporadic problem, increasing frequency gradually, & now it's a constant problem. From 100-275 mm, changing distances results in slow focus, but it will acquire focus. From 300-400 it's a no go. I shoot in full manual mode on a Canon 60d.

Other relevant info: this problem happens in M mode; the work-around is to rotate to full Auto, the lens focuses here. Flipping back to manual, without changing anything else, the camera/lens will continue to focus as long as the subject is within a few short feet of where auto-focus in auto mode was achieved. As soon as I try to focus beyond a small radius of that point, the problem & work-around repeat. As I said, this only happens at the longer distances of this zoom, and its gone from sporadic to continual. (I usually use the center focus point; however, changing focus points doesn't affect the outcome.)

Would gratefully accept user error, just know until 6 mos ago this combo focused very well.

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Oct 03, 2017 19:51 |  #9026

This thread has been needing a little love...

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Oct 12, 2017 22:47 |  #9027

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Oct 12, 2017 23:05 |  #9028

That's a great one!


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Nov 01, 2017 07:38 |  #9029

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Nov 02, 2017 13:48 |  #9030

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