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Old Saturday 22nd April 2017, 19:55   #26
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Yes that seems to work, I have a 4" spike on my Monopod as every where I go is either sand or mud so I stick it in the ground then I can use the horizontal rotation of the T1 as well as the vertical and of cause my hands are free for my cup of coffee :)
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Old Sunday 23rd April 2017, 07:49   #27
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Yes, I can see it working with a spike. I have a spike on the end of mine as well, and it really helps to have it stuck in the ground, even if it is just a tad.
I came up with the idea on Mull. We were walking along Loch Torr and spotted a pair of Sea Eagles on the other side, about 300-350 meters away. I popped the 2x TC on my 400/5.6 and tried to get a shot, but there was nothing to lean against, nothing to sit on, and I had no tripod. No chance! But I did find a forked stick that had broken off of some tree, so I quickly stuck it in the ground, rested the lens barrel in the fork and was at least able to get this:
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On the way back to our cabin I found a better one that I carved into shape with my pocket knife and carried it all over Mull, Lewis, Harris and Skye for the next three weeks. It is still in Staffin. It was too long to take on the plane and I didn't want to cut it up out of pure sentimentality..
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Old Tuesday 25th April 2017, 20:42   #28
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Hmmmm, T1 on a monopod... interesting idea...
Here is my light weight monopod solution that I use with the Canon 400/5.6.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/421620...7626095505667/
Sorry, I couldn't figute out how to turn it upright...
I walk around all day with it without getting worn out.
What is the name of this monopod?
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Old Wednesday 26th April 2017, 05:30   #29
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I found a Gimbal worked well on a monopod but my problem was things are soon too heavy for me now,i ended up using a V holder on top of the monopod as a quick support.

One thing i did do is fix a camera strap to the top of the monopod and use it like a black rapid strap across my chest,this means if i see a quick shot i want hand held i can drop the monopod and it hangs by my side.
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Old Wednesday 26th April 2017, 18:42   #30
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The monopod is just some cheap Manfrotto. I made the top part myself out of wood.
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Old Wednesday 26th April 2017, 18:51   #31
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I see. You should get a patent for that.
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Old Wednesday 26th April 2017, 18:54   #32
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Nothing new. Been around for hundreds of years as a rifle support.

Also, not sure it would be good to rest the extended barrel of a zoom lens on a support like this.

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