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Oct 06, 2011 16:41 |  #16

This lens is about the same size as a 70-200 2.8. I tried it with a monopod and hated using a monopod but then tried one with a 300 2.8 is and it was awesome. This lens is a little too small for a monopod unless you are doing event shooting when you have to keep the lens up for hours non stop.

I sit and rest my elbow on my leg as a support sometimes.


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Oct 06, 2011 21:50 |  #17

I palm the base of the tripod ring with my left hand. How are you attempting to hold yours?
I have one of these http://www.thepod.ca/y​ellow%20pod%20page.htm​l (external link) sitting in the closet and I think I am going to try it to soften the hard edges next time I shoot w/o monopod. It screws into the standard tripod hole. For a really difficult problem you could try this too: http://bushhawk.com/ (external link)


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Oct 07, 2011 10:33 |  #18

sorry but I see no reason to not use a monopod...


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Oct 07, 2011 12:50 |  #19

For me. Mobility and flexibility. It's just not that heavy. Use a fast enough shutter speed and no problem.I have not said you shouldn't use one.



  
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Oct 08, 2011 03:14 as a reply to  @ mrgooch's post |  #20

monopod, especially shooting FB at night. you learn to handle the leg when moving. as always just takes practice.I will handhold the 70/200 though.


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Oct 08, 2011 04:28 |  #21

Rarely use a monopod for sports pics. I find it too restrictive especially for soccer or any fast moving ball sport. My Sigma 120-300 is like a lump of lead compared to the Canon 300 F2.8 but its still manageable to hand-hold it in short bursts.
A 70-200 is about half the weight - so keep practicing it shouldn't be an issue handholding unless your shutter speed gets too low and camera shake becomes an issue.


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Oct 08, 2011 18:45 |  #22

I use monopod for football. Not for soccer (I sit low in a chair), volleyball (fast movement), basketball (fast movement), airshows (pan through more than 180 degrees in tight crowd).


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Oct 08, 2011 19:41 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #23

I have my 300 on a monopod about 99.9% of the time, regardless of sport. In 20 years of the fire service, I've learned to "work smarter, not harder." Sure I can hand hold the 300, but why? I use my 300 on a monopod and bounce back and forth from that and my 70-200 on a 2nd body. I have no trouble following faster sports. If you want to use a monopod, then use one. If you don't, then don't. Pretty simple really. Do what works for you.


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Oct 14, 2011 10:08 as a reply to  @ asysin2leads's post |  #24

I now have one and it works just great for me. Very comfortable to hold and balanced.


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Oct 14, 2011 22:02 |  #25

well if it works for you... I thought it was a 300mm 2.8


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Oct 15, 2011 08:58 |  #26

asysin2leads wrote in post #13222871 (external link)
I have my 300 on a monopod about 99.9% of the time, regardless of sport. In 20 years of the fire service, I've learned to "work smarter, not harder." Sure I can hand hold the 300, but why? I use my 300 on a monopod and bounce back and forth from that and my 70-200 on a 2nd body. I have no trouble following faster sports. If you want to use a monopod, then use one. If you don't, then don't. Pretty simple really. Do what works for you.

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