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What do you use to connect your 400 2.8 to your monopod?

 
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Mar 25, 2011 16:54 |  #1

Hi everyone,

Am getting a chance to shoot some spring baseball league play and wanted to know what you guys recommendation would be for the above. I could use a tripod head but that doesn't seem very quick to use. Gimbal head is too big in my opinion. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

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Mar 25, 2011 16:55 |  #2

Screw the monopod straight into the lens foot and go shoot.


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Mar 25, 2011 17:23 |  #3

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12092671 (external link)
Screw the monopod straight into the lens foot and go shoot.


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Mar 25, 2011 20:46 |  #4

^ agree


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Mar 25, 2011 21:03 as a reply to  @ paraphysis's post |  #5

Wimberley quick release and plate.


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Mar 25, 2011 21:17 |  #6

Ditto on QR. If you don't need to scan up or down for any reason, you don't need a special head. Really Right Stuff sells the best heavy-duty monopod head, the MH-01 with a QR clamp for $226.00. If you decide you need one. This thread has a similar question with links.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1018185


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Mar 25, 2011 21:40 |  #7

I use a heavy duty Arca Swiss ball head. I like being able to keep my monopod as perfectly vertical as possible and when shooting from low or high positions it is so much more comfortable to be able to angle the camera/lens with the ball head. Is it needed, no, but it sure is a nice luxury.


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Mar 26, 2011 05:57 |  #8

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12092671 (external link)
Screw the monopod straight into the lens foot and go shoot.

Yup....exactly like this!


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Mar 26, 2011 14:03 |  #9

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12092671 (external link)
Screw the monopod straight into the lens foot and go shoot.

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Mar 26, 2011 17:46 |  #10

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #12092671 (external link)
Screw the monopod straight into the lens foot and go shoot.

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Mar 28, 2011 23:28 |  #11

Tim S wrote in post #12095783 (external link)
Yup....exactly like this!

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Mar 29, 2011 01:11 |  #12

I'd NEVER use anything between the monopod and 400, right in as mentioned and that's it.

300 and below, may try a tilt head or something here and there - but not the 400.


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Mar 29, 2011 01:28 |  #13

MJPhotos24 wrote in post #12114228 (external link)
I'd NEVER use anything between the monopod and 400, right in as mentioned and that's it.

300 and below, may try a tilt head or something here and there - but not the 400.

I considered a head for my pod, but KO'd the idea. Screw the monopod directly into the lens. It's just safer that way. Not fast, but safer.

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Mar 29, 2011 09:02 |  #14

Yeah, none of that crap ever works with big heavy lenses--it's too awkward and unsafe. You'll never catch anything good with it, anyway.


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Mar 30, 2011 00:30 |  #15

advaitin wrote in post #12115720 (external link)
Yeah, none of that crap ever works with big heavy lenses--it's too awkward and unsafe. You'll never catch anything good with it, anyway.

That just looks like you're putting a ton of weight where it shouldn't be focused. Not sure what it can hold, but it sure as hell don't look safe, especially if you were lugging it all around at a sporting event, not something like setting up for one pic of a bird nice and easy.


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