I´m sure this question has been asked before but I can´t find the thread. I have the straight ED50, and I love it, use it all the time. I got straight because that´s all the store in Dublin stocks. But I recently got to thinking, as you do if you´re tragically obsessive, that maybe the angled version is slightly more stable when using a monopod or shoulder-pod. Now, I imagine only the hopelessly insane would own an angled AND a straight ED50, but has anyone tried both? And of owners of angled version, why did you choose it, and what do you see as its advantages? You can see where Sancho is going with this....sell the straight body and buy an angled version, maybe. I know its nuts, but given that I really use it all the time, and leave the "big" scope at home nowadays, I might as well tweak it till it´s as near to perfect as I can get.....thanks in advance for your contributions.