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Thread: Monopod or Tripod for overseas trip?

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    Default Monopod or Tripod for overseas trip?

    I'll be leaving for China tomorrow, will be bringing the following gear:
    1) EOS 300D
    2) EOS 50E
    3) EFS 18-55
    4) EF 50mm f1.8
    5) 24-70 f2.8L
    6) 550EX

    Anyone can advise whether I should bring along my tripod (Manfrotto 719BLK/Manfrotto 190PROB) or Monopod (manfrotto)? Thinking of travelling light but not sure whether a monopod is stable enough for landscape shots.

    Another question. What kind of films are recommended for normal shooting? I'm bringing 4 rolls of FUjifilm Superia 400, 1 roll Fujifilm Superia 200 and 1 roll Fujifilm Superia 800
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    My personal opinion : travel as light as you can. In your case, I'd probably leave both tripod & monopod at home, and perhaps one of the camera systems (probably the film body & L lens).

    If you need something to rest the camera on, perhaps a small beanbag or towel will do the job just as well.

    This is based on the fact that you are leaving tomorrow ... otherwise I'd recommend a light tripod, perhaps a Slik. I feel the Manfrotto is too heavy to lug around on a trip.

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    bring a small tripod. none of the lenses u mentioned need a monopod

    try some slide film too

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    Flim camera with slide flims. Tripod is heavy and monopod is not much of help, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kecak
    Flim camera with slide flims. Tripod is heavy and monopod is not much of help, I think.
    No time buy slides already...negatives should be good enough for a newbie like me...
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    a beanbag is more useful instead.

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