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looking for the shortest (collapsed) monopod

 
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Mar 28, 2010 10:49 |  #1

As the title say, shortest collapsed (under 15") monopod that'll be good to close to 6', extended. Is there anything like this out there?
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Mar 28, 2010 11:30 |  #2

Under 15" collapsed, and extending to at least 5'8", assuming worst case of the 40D being ungripped? That'd need to be at least 6 sections, so you'd want something fairly big around to get a bottom section of a reasonable diameter to not flex much. Frankly, I'd look for either a longer collapsed length or a lower max. length. My Gitzo 3551 is 5 sections, just over 21" collapsed and extends to a bit over 6'. The only Gitzo that's under 15" collapsed only extends to 56", and that's with 6 segments (2561). I'd say that's pretty well representative of what you can expect to find from any sturdy monopod.


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Mar 28, 2010 12:10 |  #3

This is what I keep in my bag at all times. Its so small, its not a problem.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …S10_Monopod_Tab​letop.html (external link)

There is also this, but its 16 inches folded

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …nopod.html#spec​ifications (external link)


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Mar 28, 2010 20:51 |  #4

2 great resonses.

Too large? I have a completely different suggestion. I have a Leica tabletop tripod and a Leica ball head--about 35 years!

You can use the combination as a chest pod and support the dslr right infront of your face.

Size is smaller; very light weight. Very convenient to use--except it takes a bit of time to go from portrait to landscape mode (Best with the camera in landscape mode).

One concern. The folded tripod with ballhead attached looks a little like a pistol with a silencer on in instruments at airport security.

Has worked well for me for years.

tripod:
http://cgi.ebay.ca …meras?hash=item​45f1ea6dec (external link)

ballhead:
http://cgi.ebay.ca …meras?hash=item​45f1eff383 (external link)

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Mar 28, 2010 22:19 |  #5

Manfrotto 676 digital.


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