Silicon Valley, California
I've been using my version, called a FISMO, since 2005 and posted my thoughts HERE and several other threads. (FISMO means FInn-Stick-MOnopod.) No attachment is needed since the binocular is simply balanced (perched) on the top with the neck strap in use. Swaro SLCs and many other binoculars work well with this device. Nowadays I don't go anywhere without a walking stick anyway.Anybody here use a monopod? What's your setup? Do you like using one?
I like the idea of a monopod rather than the tripod. Tripod seems bulky and time consuming to setup/break down. I'd mainly be using the monopod to take on day hikes and for back deck bird watching.
What kind of attachment system should I get? I'd like to maximize my freedom of motion while attached so is there some sort of ball/socket type attachment? I've seen the velcro strap system to hold the bins down which I really like b/c it seems easiest to take on and off. I don't really want to have to fool with screw on/off system although that definitely seem sturdy.
I'm trying to do some research but having a hard time finding exactly what I'm picturing in my head! The binocular