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Old Saturday 21st April 2018, 10:41   #1
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which Monopod?

Right so, sorted the camera and lens, but now thinking i need a monopod for abit more stability. Would like a tripod, but am really worried that it is going to be rather heavy to lug around. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced monopod!!
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2018, 01:36   #2
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Hello DDG, if i may use that form,

I do not know what you consider 'reasonably priced.' However, I use a Monosat monopod with a tilt head, which works quite well with my 12x50 binocular. I am unconvinced that a monopod works for digiscoping. Perhaps someone with such experience will post.

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Old Tuesday 24th April 2018, 00:09   #3
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hi ddg,
I have been using this, with my scope, and camera setup with a 400mm lens on,
I find them light to carry, does have 6 years warranty, and you can set them up in various configurations
I used to carry a tripod about, until I used one of them, now this is all I use,
very reasonable priced and you can get different variations of the monopod as well, you can use the base feed to use as a table stand,
here's a link of the sirui monopod,
hth.... regards...Keith in Swindon
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I understand you have the 150-600 sigma, DDG.

600mm requires good long lens technique. I have seen people using long telephotos on monopods and it looks really cumbersome to me. A tripod set up would be my choice. At least you can put it down and give your arms a rest.

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hi ddg, the link I sent a few posts above, of the monopod I use the monopod comes with a collapsible base so you can use the monopod stood up on its own (not recommended) or remove from base and attach the supplied spike to it,
the base of the monopod also rotates and you can lean approx. 45 degrees with it whist still on the ground, try doing that with a tripod,
I have several tripods here, and to date the monopod works for me, its light and will take your load you want depending on the head you choose, I have had over 3 kilos on mine, without a problem (using the opticron 100mm scope and camera attached
now I just use the camera and 400mm lens on it,
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