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p.1 #1 · Monopod.


Hello all, could anyone recommend a strong enough monopod to take the weight of a Canon 1D MKII and a Sigma 50 - 500 lens please?

I do like the Giottos range, and indeed have one of their tripods, but I want to get the right model.

Cheers.



Nov 17, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · Monopod.


I like Feisel but go to B&H and compare they tell you all you need to know


Nov 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · Monopod.


The feisol cm1471r


Nov 18, 2012 at 09:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · Monopod.


I use a Gitzo GM3551 for a 1D IV and 500 F4 with a RRS MH-01... Rated at about 40lbs. I don't believe your combo would require that much support, but if you do buy a bigger lens in the future you wouldn't need to upgrade.


Nov 19, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · Monopod.


Ok many thanks I'll have a look at these, cheers.


Nov 19, 2012 at 06:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · Monopod.


+1 on the big Feisol. Light, strong, well-made, good support from its dealers, and not at all expensive.


Nov 19, 2012 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · Monopod.


I love my swiss made Monostad monopod.
It features a big rubber foot which I think stabilizes it a bit more than normal monopod foots.
I have used it with my EOS 5D (0.8 kg) and FD 300/2.8L (2.3 kg), or FD 400/2.8L (5.5 kg) or FD 800/5.6 (4.3 kg).



Nov 21, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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p.1 #8 · Monopod.


Monostat seems to have had its 5 minutes of fame a few years back here in the US. I look at a MP as a borderline consumable. so here is where I do look at the pay to play ratio. for the money/quality Feisol has a very large sweet spot.


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p.1 #9 · Monopod.


I picked up the Feisol for my 500II + 7D and it's been perfect. $130 well spent IMO.


Nov 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #10 · Monopod.


I like the rugged Manfrotto 294 Aluminum 4-Section Monopod. Not flashy but solid and reasonably priced.


Nov 22, 2012 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #11 · Monopod.


+1 for the Gitzo GM3551. nice and light and great support. I have used many other brands but liked the 3551 best.


Nov 22, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #12 · Monopod.


sjms wrote:
Monostat seems to have had its 5 minutes of fame a few years back here in the US. I look at a MP as a borderline consumable. so here is where I do look at the pay to play ratio. for the money/quality Feisol has a very large sweet spot.


Yes, and the RRS monopod head costs more than the monopod.

EBH



Nov 23, 2012 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #13 · Monopod.


and is easily removable from the wreckage and placed on a new one


Nov 23, 2012 at 02:30 AM
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p.1 #14 · Monopod.


Oh, I'm sure mine will last too. I also have an old A-S B1 that has outlived several tripods.

EBH



Nov 23, 2012 at 02:44 AM
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p.1 #15 · Monopod.


oh, absolutely


Nov 23, 2012 at 02:55 AM
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p.1 #16 · Monopod.


Well, I've gone for a Giottos 3260, as I've had one of their superb tripods for a while. Very sturdy indeed. My Kirk BH1 sits nicely on it indeed, and supports the camera and lens well!

Many thanks for the interest and feedback!

W.



Nov 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM





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