I do on occassion with a pro media head, but quite often I only intend using the lens for an hour or so and end up staying out. . . . . always kick myself afterwards! WSBK HERE
Have done a few Zoo visits handheld as swinging the monopod around can be a bit cumbersome and for some reason people get upset when you 'accidently' hit them with it lol.
Great web site. I would love to get the new lens but there's no way I can afford it. I hand-hold the 100-400 Mark 2 (on a 1DX2) for a full shinty match (2 x 45 minute halves) and do wonder if I would manage 1kg extra. I see the other people with monopods and just know they are not for me. I like being mobile and walking the sidelines.