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    ahh, ack, sorry. i meant ballhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    ahh, ack, sorry. i meant ballhead
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    ballheads give flexibility and ease of operation, they are not must-haves but are better compared to pan-tilt heads when on a monopod

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    yeah, i feel ballheads are better suited for monopods too since 1 of reason for using monopod rather than tripod is flexibility. pan-tilt heads is too much hassle since the monopod issnt even stable in the first place.
    gotta visit shop and have a look soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    yeah, i feel ballheads are better suited for monopods too since 1 of reason for using monopod rather than tripod is flexibility. pan-tilt heads is too much hassle since the monopod issnt even stable in the first place.
    gotta visit shop and have a look soon!
    you've got less to worry now since your setup is so light. if you consider to upgrade to DSLR and with one of those big fat lens you'll also need to consider whether the monopod+head can support the weight of your setup

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    i doubt i will be upgrading to DSLR...
    budget being the main problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    i doubt i will be upgrading to DSLR...
    budget being the main problem
    If like this then maybe you can get a cheap quality monopod since you dun need to use it to support like 10kg of stuff.

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    at 750g why don't you just use your tripod like a monopod? just don't open up the legs lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    at 750g why don't you just use your tripod like a monopod? just don't open up the legs lor
    Eh but I got both.

    I feel that tripod carry around very mafan leh.. and is extremely mafan that kind

    Like sporting events you walk around carry one huge tripod already use up so much time..

    Actually at 750g.. Do you even need a monopod..

    Just look around and get some support can already right?
    It adds more weight for you to carry about..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz
    Just look around and get some support can already right?
    It adds more weight for you to carry about..
    this will be my suggestion to TS too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    i doubt i will be upgrading to DSLR...
    budget being the main problem
    what kind of tripod are you using now? those cheap and light ones? if it's so that'll be quite enough a support already, don't waste time and money looking for a monopod

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    what kind of tripod are you using now? those cheap and light ones? if it's so that'll be quite enough a support already, don't waste time and money looking for a monopod
    Yah cause a decent quality monopod is already heavier than your camera
    So why buy something to double the weight you have to carry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz
    If like this then maybe you can get a cheap quality monopod since you dun need to use it to support like 10kg of stuff.
    yeah, thats my intention after i take a look at the shops

    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    at 750g why don't you just use your tripod like a monopod? just don't open up the legs lor
    well, its kinda troublesome to bring it out blame it on my laziness! furthermore, its more convenient to lug around a monopod than tripod when moving around taking pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    yeah, thats my intention after i take a look at the shops


    well, its kinda troublesome to bring it out blame it on my laziness! furthermore, its more convenient to lug around a monopod than tripod when moving around taking pictures.
    troublesome? what tripod are you using for your digicam now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz
    Eh but I got both.

    I feel that tripod carry around very mafan leh.. and is extremely mafan that kind

    Like sporting events you walk around carry one huge tripod already use up so much time..

    Actually at 750g.. Do you even need a monopod..

    Just look around and get some support can already right?
    It adds more weight for you to carry about..
    if got frens then can use shoulder lah, but usually i shoot alone cos no frens into photography
    if i have to look around to find a support, that might not be the composition i want, for example, the height, angle....
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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    what kind of tripod are you using now? those cheap and light ones? if it's so that'll be quite enough a support already, don't waste time and money looking for a monopod
    yes its those cheap ones, but not very light, quite bulky too
    and it doesnt feel stable with 1 leg cos its quite thin
    i wouldn't say its a good tripod hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    yes its those cheap ones, but not light
    and it doesnt feel stable with 1 leg cos its quite thin
    i wouldn't say its a good tripod hahaha
    what's the weight of your current tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz
    Yah cause a decent quality monopod is already heavier than your camera
    So why buy something to double the weight you have to carry?
    i will be looking at monopods with weight of 0.5kg or less but have to depends on pricing too.
    it takes less time to setup a monopod too right?


    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    troublesome? what tripod are you using for your digicam now?
    its just a cheap Steinzeiser tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    what's the weight of your current tripod?
    sorry i duno the weight of my tripod hahaha
    but it feels heavier than my camera with 4AA batts, so i estimate it to be around 1kg
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    ... anyway i seriously think you'll just be wasting money

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    ditto.

    i hardly see anyone with a monopod + PnS
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