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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 12:08   #1
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MM3 60 with monopod

I am thinking about getting a monopod to use with my MM3 60. I currently use a Velbon 200R tripod, but would like to reduce the weight I am carrying on longer hikes. I don't however want to sacrifice viewing stability.

Anyone got any experience of using the MM3 on a monopod?
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Old Friday 17th February 2017, 13:22   #2
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I use a Gitzo monopod with my 60mm Nikon Fieldscope and 30x75 Swarovski draw tube, quite satisfactorily. The advantage with the Gitzo is the ability to use either a short metal spike or a longer one which is about 4" long.
The longer spike works well in soil, moorland,salt marsh and sand and it helps stability.
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Thanks Robert.
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For my Nikon ED50 I now use this Sirui monopod.
Effectively as a tripod. Haven't found the need to add a head. My only complaint is that it's not as light as i would like - but there is a CF version if you can justify the extra spend.
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