I am in need of a monopod that better meets my needs. Here is my criteria:
– Capable of holding a 400 f/2.8L IS.
– Must have twist locks.
– Must be tall enough to accommodate me at 6'7".
– I would prefer carbon fiber, but it's not mandatory.
– I will also use it to boom a wide angle remote for sports and a softbox for wedding portraits.
I usually shoot field sports from my knees, so the height isn't a huge factor, but when covering baseball from the pits or auto sports, I have to stand. I am tired of hunching over to look through the frame, and I am tired of the clunky clasps lock system of the cheap Manfrotto I have been using (was a newsroom gift).
Ideally, I'd like to spend between $200-275 if the monopod meets all of my needs. Something on the less expensive side would be great.
Do you know of any monopods that meet all of these criteria? What are you using and how do you like it? Please let me hear your thoughts, share photos, and links.