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    Dear all,

    Any recommendation for a good and light monopod?

    Had in mind a Manfrotto.. but not sure which model is good.

    Is a two section or three section better in terms of stability?

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    Default Monopod

    Dear all,

    Any recommendation for a good and light monopod?

    Had in mind a Manfrotto.. but not sure which model is good.

    Is a two section or three section better in terms of stability?

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    Lesser sections is more stable, but more section is normally smaller size and convenient to carry. Depends on how heavy is your equipment.

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    huh? you post also here?
    I replied at Newbie Corner already.

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    Monopod will not provide the kind of stability like the tripod. I used to travel with a Manfrotto monopod, but found that it was not stable enough, nowadays I prefer to use a Manfrotto tripod instead.

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    Originally posted by Astin
    Monopod will not provide the kind of stability like the tripod. I used to travel with a Manfrotto monopod, but found that it was not stable enough, nowadays I prefer to use a Manfrotto tripod instead.
    Thanks for the prompt response. I am thinking more of lightweight and something to hold my camera as I got a number of shaky shots handheld, in situations where I do not wan the hassle of setting up a tripod, and also to travel light.

    I have already got a tripod, but think will reserve that when I need the extra stability.

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    If u need stability, nothing beats a tripod

    Monopod offers a good balance between stability and mobility that the tripod cannot provide as tripods tend to be cumbersome to setup and adjust (it has three legs remember?) Furthermore it takes up less space and if you are forced in a tight spot (spectator stand) it is a life saver.

    I am using the Slik Pro. Works fine for me.

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    Slik Pro Pod is pretty good. costs about $80-85. Manfrotto 600 series are also popular too.
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    How abt the Manfrotto 682 (Self-Standing) ? It cost abt $105 (from MScolor).

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    Originally posted by sebastiansong
    If u need stability, nothing beats a tripod

    Monopod offers a good balance between stability and mobility that the tripod cannot provide as tripods tend to be cumbersome to setup and adjust (it has three legs remember?) Furthermore it takes up less space and if you are forced in a tight spot (spectator stand) it is a life saver.

    I am using the Slik Pro. Works fine for me.
    Me agree on the mobility of a monopod. Also, when and if attacked by undesirabel figures, can use the monopod as defence easier than a tripod.

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