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Jul 25, 2018 10:23 |  #16

So which monopod did you end up with?


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Jul 25, 2018 11:17 |  #17

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18670382 (external link)
So which monopod did you end up with?

Manfrotto MPMXPROA3. 71.5" tall extended, 3-sections. I like the tripod. The 234RC was a waste of money.




  
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Jul 25, 2018 16:05 |  #18

Although the discussion at http://www.digitalbird​photography.com/4.1.ht​ml (external link) is primarily about birding, the technique of the "halfpod" may prove useful with what you are doing ("...shooting kids' field sports"). Once at the site, scroll down a bit to Fig. 4.1.2: the “halfpod” technique, then follow the applicable text.




  
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Jul 25, 2018 16:43 |  #19

John from PA wrote in post #18670635 (external link)
Althought he discussion at http://www.digitalbird​photography.com/4.1.ht​ml (external link) is primarily about birding, the technique of the "halfpod" may prove useful with what you are doing ("...shooting kids' field sports"). Once at the site, scroll down a bit to Fig. 4.1.2: the “halfpod” technique, then follow the applicable text.

I looked at it. What is it you think I am doing that would benefit from not touching the lens, or being able to zoom? The half-pod comments seem right next to ridiculous to me. "Here, don't hold this big heavy thing in your hand. Mount it on a skinny, three foot long stick and hold on to that." I don't get it.




  
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Jul 25, 2018 17:12 |  #20

Bassat wrote in post #18670365 (external link)
I. The only complaint is that it has ONLY the 3/8" stud.

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Check that it is not a reversible stud. Try and screw it out and see if it has the larger thread on the othe side - my monopod did.

You can also order adapters online for a couple of bucks PM me if you want me to send you a copy of the part order I did for my tripod


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Jul 26, 2018 09:04 |  #21

Bassat wrote in post #18666333 (external link)
I am the new owner of a refurbished Sigma 150-600 'C'. It came with a small problem; it is heavy. I'd like to use it with a monopod for shooting kids' field sports. I have a monopod that I've tried and just tossed back in the closet: too short, too flimsy, no head. If I extend the thinnest section, it is still 6" too short. I think I paid $29 for it.

I am 5'11" tall. I would like a monopod/head that can handle an 80D/150-600 without fear. I would also appreciate some pointers on heads. A regular ball head? I have decent one, but it is a pain to remove/replace from its own tripod. I know I need something I can pitch and yaw to wide degrees. Pretty sure I can live without roll. Seems like a gimbal setup would be ideal, but I don't want to spend a fortune on this. Top budget is $200-$300.

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I used a Manfrotto 681B for years. At 5"11 and no tilt head much of the time, this set up was good for me. A bout a month ago I treated myself to an Induro CLM 304L Carbon Fibre Monopod and Induro TH2 Tilt Head. Fully extended with 100-400 L IS Mark II attached with Gripped 5D Mark III, I had to be on all toes just to look through the viewfinder.
Certainly tall enough. Well built, more than enough support, lighter than old metal Manfrotto, and the tilt head with Arca Swiss, what's not to like?
Now I need a second set as I shoot with two camera a bit.
Should be around the top of your $ range.


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Jul 26, 2018 13:20 |  #22

Bassat wrote in post #18670659 (external link)
The half-pod comments seem right next to ridiculous to me.

I was trying to point out the technique of using the stationary end of the monopod braced against your body, as opposed to the ground. I see photographers doing this a lot at horse shows and I've tried it myself. Seems to me it would be a useful technique shooting kids in sports, which you indicated you are doing. But if you think it ridiculous, so be it.




  
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Jul 26, 2018 22:07 |  #23

John from PA wrote in post #18671249 (external link)
I was trying to point out the technique of using the stationary end of the monopod braced against your body, as opposed to the ground. I see photographers doing this a lot at horse shows and I've tried it myself. Seems to me it would be a useful technique shooting kids in sports, which you indicated you are doing. But if you think it ridiculous, so be it.

I think I would have to see it in action. I can't picture how I would hold the tripod, and the lens, and the camera. Only got two hands.




  
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Jul 26, 2018 22:20 |  #24

Bassat wrote in post #18671566 (external link)
I think I would have to see it in action. I can't picture how I would hold the tripod, and the lens, and the camera. Only got two hands.

You can't picture it, but John's link can.


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Jul 27, 2018 01:36 |  #25

Bassat wrote in post #18671566 (external link)
I think I would have to see it in action. I can't picture how I would hold the tripod, and the lens, and the camera. Only got two hands.

You hold the camera and lens with your hands, the foot of the mono-pod fits into a pouch on a belt that is fastened around your waist, just like the picture in the link provided by John from PA.


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Jul 27, 2018 04:26 |  #26

John from PA wrote in post #18670635 (external link)
Althought he discussion at http://www.digitalbird​photography.com/4.1.ht​ml (external link) is primarily about birding, the technique of the "halfpod" may prove useful with what you are doing ("...shooting kids' field sports"). Once at the site, scroll down a bit to Fig. 4.1.2: the “halfpod” technique, then follow the applicable text.


Archibald wrote in post #18671571 (external link)
You can't picture it, but John's link can.


john crossley wrote in post #18671655 (external link)
You hold the camera and lens with your hands, the foot of the mono-pod fits into a pouch on a belt that is fastened around your waist, just like the picture in the link provided by John from PA.

:oops::oops: Embarrassing! Brain Fart! :oops::oops:

Now I see the guy with the waist-band holder doohickey. No idea how I missed that entire section last visit. It does look interesting.

Thanks for being gentle. I can be so thick sometimes. My wife would say, "Al's here."




  
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Jul 27, 2018 09:40 |  #27

Are you sure the 1/4 screw is not inside the 3/8?

Manfrotto typically call it "dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' photo camera fixing screw"
The 3/8 is a cylinder with the 1/4 a solid screw.

https://www.aus-cameras.com …opod-with-detachable-legs (external link)
Dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' coaxial camera fixing screw.

EDIT: Yes it is a dual
https://www.cambuy.com​.au …1wLQ31EAYYASABE​gLuN_D_BwE (external link)
Thanks to the newly designed leg warmer which provides exceptional grip and the dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' camera fixing screw, this new generation of monopods is handier


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Jul 27, 2018 13:51 |  #28

Choderboy wrote in post #18671804 (external link)
Are you sure the 1/4 screw is not inside the 3/8?

Manfrotto typically call it "dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' photo camera fixing screw"
The 3/8 is a cylinder with the 1/4 a solid screw.

https://www.aus-cameras.com …opod-with-detachable-legs (external link)
Dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' coaxial camera fixing screw.

EDIT: Yes it is a dual
https://www.cambuy.com​.au …1wLQ31EAYYASABE​gLuN_D_BwE (external link)
Thanks to the newly designed leg warmer which provides exceptional grip and the dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' camera fixing screw, this new generation of monopods is handier

Well, sir, you are indeed correct. The 3/8" stud is just a sleeve that is spring-loaded to cover the 1/4" stud. If I just push the stud up against a 1/4" female socket, the 3/8" gets pushed down (back into monopod) while the 1/4" stud screws into the camera/foot/whatever. Ingenious! Any votes for actually reading the directions? Nah!! Not gonna happen.




  
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Jul 28, 2018 14:36 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #29

Fascinating site as it is organized as a book. Vast majority applicable to all, not just birders. Strong on General Inro to Photography and specific info on Birding could be applied to interest in Rail fanning, Automotive Racing etc. Bookmarked!


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Jul 28, 2018 17:43 |  #30

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #18672538 (external link)
Fascinating site as it is organized as a book. Vast majority applicable to all, not just birders. Strong on General Inro to Photography and specific info on Birding could be applied to interest in Rail fanning, Automotive Racing etc. Bookmarked!

Unlike the OP, it sounds like you checked out the entire website of the author, who by the way is very well known for his bird photography. The content is quite extensive, he states that as a book it would be over 900 pages. For those that want to explore, go to http://www.digitalbird​photography.com/cover.​html (external link) and click the image of the cover page. Then go to "contents" at the left side of your page.




  
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