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    Hi all,

    I was wondering is monopod good enough to use for night shots, like taking long exp or night landscape shots? Thanks in advance

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    Henry

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    No ... dun think it can support for long exposure
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    oh dear that means im going to carry the tripod going around

    thanks megaweb

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    try a light weight tripod like SLIK SPRINT PRO
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    Can always buy a very light tripot and sometimes used it as a monopod if you want speed and mobility. I find monopod uses limited.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammox77
    oh dear that means im going to carry the tripod going around

    thanks megaweb

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammox77
    oh dear that means im going to carry the tripod going around

    thanks megaweb
    Get the carbon fibre tripods....they are lighter. Monopods have limited use esp for long exposures.

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    Isn't there a tripod, where the centre column could be removed and used as a monopod?

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    or just use a monopod, lean it into a triangulated corner, tada! steady one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    or just use a monopod, lean it into a triangulated corner, tada! steady one...
    hmm....idea ah!! hehehe

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    Thanks for all the advices guys, well a CF tripod is way too off my budget hmm....hhaha i used to use that slik spring pro well its not study enough leh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammox77
    hmm....idea ah!! hehehe
    dont know you understand what i'm talking about or not... lemme try to explain....

    like the corner of a railing? lean into the monopod (not that hard to break it) into the corner. tada.

    but the monopod may still "roll" because of its round shaft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    dont know you understand what i'm talking about or not... lemme try to explain....

    like the corner of a railing? lean into the monopod (not that hard to break it) into the corner. tada.

    but the monopod may still "roll" because of its round shaft...
    Solution: Bring a roll of duct-tape or gaffer tape!

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    Alternatively,

    Use a bean bag instead. Just find soemthing to support it onto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammox77
    hhaha i used to use that slik spring pro well its not study enough leh
    I guess Slik sprint pro should be not problem to support ur 10D w/o grip and 28-105mm if you use a better ballhead.
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    Tot i saw a tripod in which the centre column and one of the legs can be joined to form a monopod whwn required.
    Think it's made by Kaiser
    Not for heavy stuff though

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom
    Tot i saw a tripod in which the centre column and one of the legs can be joined to form a monopod whwn required.
    Think it's made by Kaiser
    Not for heavy stuff though

    agree that tripod can always convert to monopod after soem DIY work. so just buy a tripod will do

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