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Dec 16, 2012 20:28 |  #1

I have a nice small ballhead haven't used it yet but tonight I was thinking of trying it on my monopod. Curious to see if anyone uses a ballhead on their monopod?

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Dec 16, 2012 20:32 |  #2

Yes. I have on my Linhof. My wife uses one on hers as well.


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Dec 16, 2012 20:34 |  #3

2mnycars wrote in post #15375137 (external link)
Yes. I have on my Linhof. My wife uses one on hers as well.

My camera is in the shop now but I been playing with the ballhead on my mono and I think I would like this. A lot more versatile than a tilt head IMO




  
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Dec 16, 2012 20:39 |  #4

It does give one more connection to check. And I feel less comfortable moving around and walking with a camera mounted on the ball head, mounted on the monopod


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Dec 16, 2012 21:26 |  #5

I also use a ballhead on my monopod. When I first bought the pod, I got a monopod head. I didn't like the restrictions it imposed on how I positioned the monopod. So I took it back and got a ballhead. I like it much better. I like to use option 3 as described in How to Use a Monopod http://www.outdooreyes​.com/photo5.php3 (external link).


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Dec 16, 2012 21:33 |  #6

I use a ball head on my monopod simply because I use the monopod in many different positions. If I simply used the monopod standing up with the camera essentially pointing out horizontally then I wouldn't need the ball head. However, I may be sitting on a log or boulder with the monopod propped at some weird angle with the camera aimed up into a tree for an hour. This is where the ball head makes things practical.


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Dec 16, 2012 22:32 |  #7

Great answers and this is exactly what I feel




  
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Dec 17, 2012 09:39 |  #8

No head on my monopod, and don't want one.


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Dec 17, 2012 09:50 |  #9

I have a ballhead on my Manfrotto 561HDV


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Dec 17, 2012 13:11 as a reply to  @ iazybandit's post |  #10

I have a Sirui ballhead on my Sirui monopod ...


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Dec 17, 2012 13:34 |  #11

I also use a ballhead on my monopod. I often use the monopod either on the ground behind or in front of me, the ballhead allows me to level the camera up.


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Dec 17, 2012 14:00 |  #12

For mobility when shooting wildlife, Iuse a belt pouch to support the foot, making a ballheadalmost mandatory.




  
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Dec 17, 2012 15:20 |  #13

Maxdave wrote in post #15377574 (external link)
I have a Sirui ballhead on my Sirui monopod ...

Exactly the same set up as I have plus I have a Sirui tripod :)




  
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Dec 17, 2012 15:47 |  #14

I use a ballhead on my manfrotto monopod.


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Dec 17, 2012 19:53 as a reply to  @ triton3k's post |  #15

Nope! None (arca clamp) or a monopod tilt head is what I prefer. For me there is too much play before tightened the head down to worry about with one leg (great for three legs). The only time a ball head might be better for me is when on an uneven surface (see SkipD's description), but I've always been able to manage. Just my preference.


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