im looking to get a nice light weight monopod for my 70-200. want something which is quick to put into action and easy to move around.
Joined Apr 2011
EOS 5D MK3 - 24-70 MK2
Joined Jan 2011
I use the Gitzo GM2541 monopod.
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Seattle, WA.
I've got one of these manfrottos: http://www.bhphotovideo.com …eoTec_Monopod_Deluxe.html
Joined Apr 2009
Apr 27, 2011 16:47 as a reply to @ wookiee2cu's post |
I use a Manfrotto 679B. It's lightweight and inexpensive (less than $50) and will support plenty of weight, depending on the head you put on it.
5D4 w/BG-E20, 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 35 f/1.4L, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2.8L IS Macro, Sigma 50 f/1.4
Cream of the Crop
Joined Nov 2005
Location: San Diego County, California, USA
Apr 27, 2011 19:15 as a reply to @ yourdoinitwrong's post |
I used a Manfrotto 681B for years and was quite satisfied with all the parameters of this pod... except for the size when folded. It was too big to put in my check-on airlines bag and airlines mostly will not allow you to carry a monopod aboard the flight because it is considered as a "weaponlike instrument" I had the choice of getting a new suitcase, a new monopod or simply traveling without the pod.
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Joined May 2007
I'm using a Gitz 5561T. Folds to 16 inches, extends to 62, holds 55 pounds, weighs a pound and a half. You can pole vault with this thing and it won't collapse.