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    Default Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Hi all:

    Anyone can advise? Looking at using it with a 70-200mm Lens later as well.

    Thanks and have a good day.

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    Hi all:

    Anyone can advise? Looking at using it with a 70-200mm Lens later as well.

    Thanks and have a good day.
    Errrrrrr

    this setup quite light, most will do with handheld...

    if u really wan den I say manfrotto 680 with 234 swivel head will fulfill ur needs
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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Agreed that it is quite a light set up but i was thinking of using it for night shoot and video taking. It is very tiring when holding the 7d with a 24-105mm L Lens while taking video.

    http://www.gitzo.com/cms/site/gitzo/...s/?code=GM3551

    Was wondering where would be a good place to get one like the above? and is it going to be expensive?
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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    Agreed that it is quite a light set up but i was thinking of using it for night shoot and video taking. It is very tiring when holding the 7d with a 24-105mm L Lens while taking video.

    http://www.gitzo.com/cms/site/gitzo/...s/?code=GM3551

    Was wondering where would be a good place to get one like the above? and is it going to be expensive?
    If it's for the purposes u stated above... I rather u get a sturdy tripod instead

    gitzo def gonna be more exp.. Gd places to find them will be TK Foto at Funan
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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    Agreed that it is quite a light set up but i was thinking of using it for night shoot and video taking. It is very tiring when holding the 7d with a 24-105mm L Lens while taking video.

    http://www.gitzo.com/cms/site/gitzo/...s/?code=GM3551

    Was wondering where would be a good place to get one like the above? and is it going to be expensive?
    night shoot? Meaning night land/cityscapes? Then you'll need a tripod, not a monopod...
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    improvise~!

    you can use a table, bench, wall, dustbin... railing.. or your fren's shoulder.. LOL
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    Any monopod is good enough. Your setup isn't particularly challenging to hand hold anyway.

    But I recommend a tripod

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    yeah, i also think tripod is more suitable for night shot and video

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    For video tripod is better because you may want to hold at a position for a long time or pan at a contant height. For video, manual focussing is recommending so tripod helps in this also allowing the hands to be 'more free'. Just sharing my opinion as I am also trying out video shooting and a monopod seems to be not the answer.

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    Sorry what I mean is night land/cityscapes. I am also taking video for RC helicopters during day time, that is why i thought using a monopod is better. I got a tripod but find that it is too cumbersome.

    Anyone got any idea how much is the one I posted?

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    If you are into night cityscapes, tripod is a must. You are only wasting time with everything else regardless of what other people tell you.

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    Sorry what I mean is night land/cityscapes. I am also taking video for RC helicopters during day time, that is why i thought using a monopod is better. I got a tripod but find that it is too cumbersome.

    Anyone got any idea how much is the one I posted?
    cumbersome then you are not going to get any nice shots of night cityscape....

    there's no two ways about it.. either bring ur tripod.. or just leave the camera at home..

    or you can use the wall or something stable to place ur camera.. just that you might not always have such "help" around..
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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    Sorry what I mean is night land/cityscapes. I am also taking video for RC helicopters during day time, that is why i thought using a monopod is better. I got a tripod but find that it is too cumbersome.

    Anyone got any idea how much is the one I posted?
    For landscape you need a good tripod. Pan head or ball head both works well.

    For video, you need a tripod with a good pan head. Ball head will NOT do. What really works well for video is a video rig... something like this:
    http://hypecentral.com/wp-content/up...20-490x394.jpg

    If you are good with tools, you can make your own too... Not hard to make, See this:
    http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/diy-dsl...ig-06-05-2010/
    Last edited by daredevil123; 18th August 2010 at 07:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Thanks a lot! Wow..!! The DIY is superb man!! wonder if we can get something like this off the shelf. Not good with tools.

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...lsf=80&child=1

    How about using the above with my 055CX3?

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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuttercounts View Post
    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...lsf=80&child=1

    How about using the above with my 055CX3?
    I wouldn't want to use that for photography, especially landscapes... too troublesome.
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    Default Re: Which monopod to get for a Canon EOS 7D with 24-105mm L Lens

    Light setup, needs no monopod for walkabout uses.

    But you might need a tripod for landscape/long exposures.

    Take a look at Benro. (I don't really like manfrotto as they are heavy, unless its CF.)
    7D gripped, 17-55/2.8, 18-135/3.5-5.6, 50/1.8.

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