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Pros and cons of a standard monopod w/gimbal head vs monopod with feet and tilt head? (1 Viewer)


I am considering buying a used Nikon D7500 and Tamron 150-600 lens and was reviewing monopod/head options. I was going to go for a tall monopod like a plus a Wimberly MH-100 head. This combo weighs about 2 lbs.

I saw another nature photographer extolling the advantages of his footed monopod the Sirui P424S and L-10 tilt head which he uses to take pictures from his back deck at home. The monopod top swivels so with the tilt head he can pan left and right and go up and down. It is twice as heavy at 4 lbs, but for use when a lot of walking is not needed it would seem to have its advantages. It will support his camera and lens without his hand on it if he needs to. He uses it with the Nikon d500 and Tamron 150-600 which is about 6 lbs I think.

Any thoughts on this?

He talks about it here:




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