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May 28, 2014 12:22 |  #1

Looking for a Monopod and 90 degree tilt attachment for shooting sports with my Canon 70D with battery grip. Currently using 70-200mm ISII but am planning for a 300mm or 400mm soon. It needs to be tall as I am 6'2" and can adjust quickly.

Your help is greatly appreciated!




  
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May 28, 2014 13:03 |  #2

You should check out Really Right Stuff. They have great products. I think most will recommend their monopod head, which one of them is on sale right now. As for the monopod, from what i read people think it's overpriced and go for a gito monopod.


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May 28, 2014 14:20 |  #3

I used a Bogen "pro" monopod with a Bogen/Manfrotto 3232 tilt head, until I sold it (I wasn't using it as much as I thought). I think the monopod model was the 3218. It was strong and tall, should be tall enough for you. I attached a spare Kirk (Arca-Swiss compatible) screw clamp to the top of the tilt head. The only real complaint I had was that the aluminum legs were a bit noisy and I had to be careful extending it to avoid making a racket.

The Bogen/Manfrotto tilt head is $20 new, last I checked. It doesn't have a tension setting though, it is just loose or tight.


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May 28, 2014 14:35 |  #4

It wasn't cheap, but I use a Kirk Monopod head with my 500, attached to a Gitzo 5 series monopod, handles it easily.


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May 28, 2014 14:43 |  #5

I have this RRS package: http://www.reallyright​stuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id​.8867/.f (external link)

It was expensive and overkill for my current setup but I was tired of the quality of the stuff I had been using and decided to bite the bullet and make an investment for the future.

That being said, it's been a real joy to use both my RRS tripod and the above monopod and head combo. It puts a smile on my face when I am out and about using them in the field. Sooooo smooth and easy to set up. No more struggles with droop, sag, etc. etc. etc.


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May 28, 2014 19:05 |  #6

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16936371 (external link)
.... I was tired of the quality of the stuff I had been using and decided to bite the bullet and make an investment for the future.....

Same here. RRS is an excellent investment!


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May 29, 2014 06:25 |  #7

A ball head may be more usefull - you will otherwise find the monopod has to be tilted for some shots unless you forgo the 90 degree tilt for vertical shots. Much better to hold the monopod rigid rather than angle to frame the shot.
I use my manfrotto rapid adjustment monopod which has a pistol grip to adjust the height if the section. When walking about a quick squeeze and its shortened so easy to carry with camera attached. To use adjust height by a squeeze on the grip and down it drops to working height, with easy rapid adjustment of that.




  
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May 30, 2014 12:53 |  #8

I use a 3 series Gitzo and Sirui tilt head for my 300 f2.8. It could handle a 400 f2.8 but you'd probably want to go 5 series if you get one that needs all the sections fully extended.

On the loose wrote in post #16937751 (external link)
A ball head may be more usefull - you will otherwise find the monopod has to be tilted for some shots unless you forgo the 90 degree tilt for vertical shots. Much better to hold the monopod rigid rather than angle to frame the shot.
I use my manfrotto rapid adjustment monopod which has a pistol grip to adjust the height if the section. When walking about a quick squeeze and its shortened so easy to carry with camera attached. To use adjust height by a squeeze on the grip and down it drops to working height, with easy rapid adjustment of that.

You can use the tripod collar to rotate the camer/lens if need to shoot with the monopad at a side angle. Even with a big heavy lens you can shoot with both the tilt and collar loose and it's far easier to handle than a ballhead and a light setup.




  
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May 30, 2014 15:25 |  #9

seres wrote in post #16936909 (external link)
Same here. RRS is an excellent investment!

Another happy RRS monopod user, purchased and sold three others before getting the RRS monopod. I use their quick release lever clamp on the monopod when shooting sports but also have their monopod head that clamps in quickly when needed.


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May 31, 2014 03:17 |  #10

On the loose wrote in post #16937751 (external link)
A ball head may be more usefull - you will otherwise find the monopod has to be tilted for some shots unless you forgo the 90 degree tilt for vertical shots. Much better to hold the monopod rigid rather than angle to frame the shot.
I use my manfrotto rapid adjustment monopod which has a pistol grip to adjust the height if the section. When walking about a quick squeeze and its shortened so easy to carry with camera attached. To use adjust height by a squeeze on the grip and down it drops to working height, with easy rapid adjustment of that.

That's my solution. I used the old Manfrotto ballhead that I had removed from my 055 tripod and on the monopod it works fine.

Although I must add that the monopod is used at some very strange angles, with no ill effect.


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May 31, 2014 08:51 |  #11

Find a Manfrotto 234 tilt head... NOT the RC version. Then get a AS type clamp of your choice and attach this to the standard screw mount. Now put this on the monopod of your choice.. be it an insanely overpriced RRS stick or a 20 year old Manfrotto. It's a monopod, so you have to hold onto it regardless of its price!


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