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 Post subject: Monopod recommendation
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:44 am 
Hello,

I am still new in DSLR photography and I am planning to get a monopod but having dilemma to choose.

Is a monopod without head or with a ball head better? I'm using 550D with my 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS Lens.

Some say with a head it will just slow you down. Is that correct/true?

Here are two models that I can choose from Velbon RUP-L43 with ball head and RUP-L40 without head.

Please advice.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Welcome to the forums!

I myself use a monopod without a ball head, but I mostly shoot sports. If I shot birds etc (looking up and down a lot), then I would definitely consider a ballhead.

For "horizon based" shooting I wouldn't bother, really (perhaps for the quick-release plate).

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:11 pm 
Thanks Citruspers for your reply and welcoming!

I usually do find myself shoot all kinds of stuff. Maybe I can look for monopods with quick-release plate to switch from tripod/monopods.


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