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jimmyt
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Dec 19, 2012 10:15 |  #1

I am looking for good Monopod with ball head.
Please give me some advice which one you guy recomended.
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Dec 19, 2012 10:20 |  #2

Use a monopod head on a monopod. Gitzo makes very solid products, so does Manfrotto and Feisol. Get a carbon fiber tripod. I recommend Really Right Stuff for the head.


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Dec 19, 2012 10:26 |  #3

I agree with Jay (but can only speak for Gitzo and RRS).
I uses a Gitzo GM2541 with an RRS Hi-Capacity monopod head w/ B2-Pro II quick release.
Very light and solid combo.


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Dec 19, 2012 10:34 |  #4

I never seen a heavy monopod. I have cheapy $50 metal bogen and it is good enough for any 1 series body with heavy supertele like 300/400 f2.8 or the 500/600 f4.:)


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Dec 19, 2012 13:14 |  #5

It really depends on your budget, if you have collapsed/extended length requirements, and if you have a preference on material.

I chose the Gitzo GM3551 and the Kirk MPA-2 monopod head, great stuff. I tried the Manfrotto 679B (very good too) but I prefer CF over aluminum in the winter.


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Dec 20, 2012 00:23 |  #6

Thank you for all advice


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Dec 20, 2012 00:56 as a reply to  @ jimmyt's post |  #7

I love the Gitzo 3551 with RRS tilt head ;)


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Dec 20, 2012 04:21 |  #8

Actually, I put a full ball head on my monopod.

The reason is that monopod heads only tilt from side to side. That then requires that the entire monopod be angled appropriately if you want any up and down tilting when aiming your camera. For me, the ballhead gives me all the flexibility I need as I rarely take more than 5-10 shots from one position and then move somewhere else, leaning against a wall, kneeling, on stairs, etc.


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Dec 20, 2012 04:53 |  #9

Unless you have, or plan to buy, a lens larger than those listed in your sig then you can save a lot of cash by using the Manfrotto 234RC monopod head ($40) rather than the RRS head ($250).


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Dec 20, 2012 06:43 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #10

It depends. If you use the monopod often then it is (IMHO) wise to buy good and costly ones maybe Gitzo and RRS as many suggests. If you use it occassionally and have a tight budjet then you get cheeper when you buy Sirui P-326 monopod and Sunwayfoto two-way head DT-01D50. Those are chinese, but most of the equipment come these days from there.


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Dec 20, 2012 08:45 |  #11

I don't understand what you guys shoot to need nice CF monopod with ballhead etc. with something like 18-55 and 55-200mm. Sorry. CF vs metal, I can see that in winter CF will be better.

$50 Bogen with no head works wonders when shooting sports with 1d series and 300/400mm f2.8 and these lenses are like 20-20 rebel kit lens IMHO.

Ball head on monopod is pain IMHO. And nice ball head is not cheap.:)


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Dec 20, 2012 12:39 |  #12

I bought the Sirui P-324 + L10 tilt head for $168 shipped to my door (from China) about 9 months ago. It is very sturdy and tall enough for me. If I was shorter I would have gone with the P-326. It is inexpensive but so far has been very impressive in its performance. Of course, I have only used it about a dozen times, so for longevity only time will tell.


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