18th April 2004, 04:35 PM
18th April 2004, 04:42 PM
Sometimes the tripod can really be heavy and hence a major inconvenience to bring around, esp for those taking pictures of sports. U may need to set up ur gear fast, so a tripod may not really be easy to move about. Of coz, a monopod is really less stable than having a tripod, but it beats having to hang a mid-tele lens and a slr around ur neck all the time when ur not shooting.
18th April 2004, 04:47 PM
1) when space is tight
2) when do street shooting
3) when you want faster action
4) sports photography
I use mono often.
18th April 2004, 08:30 PM
When you need to be in Stand2 for quite a while react very fast and your gear weighs a ton.
18th April 2004, 11:56 PM
Thank you guys for all the advices. I'll be attending a concert next month
and would like to bring my C750 to snap some pics, so will the monopod
helps to stable the camera hence produces sharper pics ? Which monopod
is the cheapest ? How much ?
19th April 2004, 01:08 AM
19th April 2004, 10:08 PM
my budget is about S$30, not sure if it is too low for a monopod cos i not
sure what is the market price for it. Havent done any research yet. How
much is the cheapest brand hah ?
19th April 2004, 10:30 PM
the monopod is just to ease the weight of the lens on your left hand
19th April 2004, 11:23 PM
I think monopod is of more use to people with those big mama lenses, eg sports shooters, wild life shooters etc. For more normal lenses, when you are in a situation where you cannot handhold a camera at the shutter speeds dictated, you are always almost better off with a tripod. That being said, a tripod is better than a monopod is better than handholding. Just don't treat a monopod as a tripod substitute and don't expect to be able to use it with consistent results for shutterspeeds >0.5 or 1 sec.
19th April 2004, 11:39 PM