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Second Camera Side Mounted on Monopod

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Oct 07, 2017 17:34 |  #1

Last night I saw a gentleman shooting a football game with a monopod. He had one camera with a large lens mounted on the top of the monopod and then he had a second camera with a smaller lens attached to the monopod (below the head) with some kind of a clamp/bracket. The second camera was off to the side. I should have taken a photo of him but didn't. Anyone have any idea what kind of clamp/bracket I would use to attach to the body of the monopod to mount the second camera off to the side? Thanks for your help!


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Oct 07, 2017 17:49 |  #2

I would guess it might have been a super clamp (external link).

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Oct 07, 2017 19:18 |  #3

Even a mini clamp can hold a camera, depending on the lens.

https://www.bhphotovid​ …m_Clamp_with_Ra​tchet.html (external link)

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Oct 10, 2017 14:13 |  #4

Along these lines a month or so back I had seen a "semi" pro running around taking pictures with a monopod made from a Shur Line painters pole with an adapter available off Amazon. The pole came from Home Depot and was a Shurline ($19) that extended to about 5 feet (minimum 2-1/2 feet). The adapter can be found at …era-Monopod/dp/B00EVWS1JK (external link) and is pictured below. It screws onto a painter's pole or even a cheap threaded broom handle; one end into or on the ground, the camera on the adapter. You can get painter's poles that are quite long but I don't think I would trust a 5DIII on a 12 foot pole, but as an 8 foot monopod used while standing on a chair, it is a usable device.

The adapter is made by ClickSnap and they have several types that could prove useful. See https://www.clicksnap.​net/ (external link)

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