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    Default Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    I like the light weight and convinience, but my trip do need a stable
    platform occassionally. Are there any simple/easy mechanisms which
    can convert a monopod into tripod?

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    I like the light weight and convinience, but my trip do need a stable
    platform occassionally. Are there any simple/easy mechanisms which
    can convert a monopod into tripod?
    y not?

    bring 3 monopod out, den take gaffer to tape 3 together can liao lor...

    1 - mono
    3 - tri
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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    or if u wan a single conversion..

    buy a 3 section monopod. then dismantle them, and tape them together...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    y not?

    bring 3 monopod out, den take gaffer to tape 3 together can liao lor...

    1 - mono
    3 - tri
    haha!
    Since most tripod has 3 legs, remove them and use some mechanisms to fix into
    a tripod. Are there such mechanisms? Or else I will DIY. If it's nice then I
    will manufacture a few in China and sell in B&S.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    or if u wan a single conversion..

    buy a 3 section monopod. then dismantle them, and tape them together...
    Yeah lor, my idea also.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    haha!
    Since most tripod has 3 legs, remove them and use some mechanisms to fix into
    a tripod. Are there such mechanisms? Or else I will DIY. If it's nice then I
    will manufacture a few in China and sell in B&S.
    idea is have lah, but to manufacture is hard... u wan i can draw u the design...
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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    I like the light weight and convinience, but my trip do need a stable
    platform occassionally. Are there any simple/easy mechanisms which
    can convert a monopod into tripod?
    If you have go thru Manfrotto tripods products, you will have the answers.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    I like the light weight and convinience, but my trip do need a stable
    platform occassionally. Are there any simple/easy mechanisms which
    can convert a monopod into tripod?
    Check this out. Might these be useful for you?
    http://www.cullmann-foto.de/en/produ...lpods/2722.htm
    http://www.cullmann-foto.de/en/produ...lpods/2742.htm
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 13th April 2006 at 09:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Very interesting tripod. Where can I test one in Singapore?

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    Are there any clamps which can clamp a monopod into trees branches?

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Very interesting tripod. Where can I test one in Singapore?
    Good question.. I used to have a very old similar model a long time ago but sold it off. Maybe Cathay or Ruby might have?

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Just get a carbon fibre tripod then when you want a monopod - don't spread the legs (with all three extended you can switch to tripod mode easily) alternatively only extend one leg to give you monopod mode.
    sk.images, ex - cyber_m0nkey

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Good question.. I used to have a very old similar model a long time ago but sold it off. Maybe Cathay or Ruby might have?
    din see cathay or ruby have... where else have ar?
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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    din see cathay or ruby have... where else have ar?
    Dunno liao leh.. seldom see Cullmann around these days.. Maybe try some of the SLS shops?

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Dunno liao leh.. seldom see Cullmann around these days.. Maybe try some of the SLS shops?
    Ya lor... haiz... sekali same like Manfrotto... or Manfrotto like them...
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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyber_m0nkey
    Just get a carbon fibre tripod then when you want a monopod - don't spread the legs (with all three extended you can switch to tripod mode easily) alternatively only extend one leg to give you monopod mode.
    yeah, dats the way I do with my tripod. now what I need is a monopod which can
    be converted to a tripod. Monopod is easier to carry and extend.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    Ya lor... haiz... sekali same like Manfrotto... or Manfrotto like them...
    got info or not?

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    got info or not?
    bo leh... actually i buying this for my mom... who currently very onz to do photography...
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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    I got a Gitzo 1222 tripod that can screw off 1 leg and use as monopod. V good.

    It's an old model now, not carbon fiber. DUnno if can still find.

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    Default Re: Got any conversion mechanisms to convert monopod into tripod?

    can also try sitting on the monopod and mounting the camera on your head two of ur legs plus monpod = tripod.... kidding...

    there're some monopods with "stands" or base that would aid stability. u can get these. alternatively, carry along some rafia strings and tie the monopods to fences, railings, tables, chairs, or even luggage when extra stability is needed.

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