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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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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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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_Tableto​p.htmlexternal link

There is also this, but its 16 inches folded

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...nopod.html#specific​ationsexternal link

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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=item45f1​ea6decexternal link

ballhead:
http://cgi.ebay.ca ...meras?hash=item45f1​eff383external link

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Manfrotto 676 digital.

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