Monopod.
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Origin Unknown
Registered: Feb 23, 2005
Total Posts: 299
Country: United Kingdom

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.



tanglefoot47
Registered: Oct 12, 2004
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Country: United States

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



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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The feisol cm1471r



TheBearman
Registered: Aug 06, 2012
Total Posts: 103
Country: United States

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.



Origin Unknown
Registered: Feb 23, 2005
Total Posts: 299
Country: United Kingdom

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



dcains
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Country: United States

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



ZoneV
Registered: Nov 20, 2008
Total Posts: 921
Country: Germany

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).



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Country: United States

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.



johnip
Registered: Apr 15, 2008
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I picked up the Feisol for my 500II + 7D and it's been perfect. $130 well spent IMO.



JimmyJames
Registered: Dec 16, 2004
Total Posts: 1071
Country: United States

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



Garry Pederson
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 116
Country: Canada

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



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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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



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Country: United States

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



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Oh, I'm sure mine will last too. I also have an old A-S B1 that has outlived several tripods.

EBH



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Country: United States

oh, absolutely



Origin Unknown
Registered: Feb 23, 2005
Total Posts: 299
Country: United Kingdom

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.