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    Hi

    wanting to have best of both worlds. Are there good Tripods outthere, which if needed you can disassemble and use as a monopod then....

    TX for feedback

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    Yes, you can check out Sirui N-series tripod cum monopod.
    http://www.facebook.com/tkfoto?v=app_6009294086

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    N-1004 Alu Traveller with Bag $140.00
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    First post. Welcome

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    TX great info

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    What is the difference between monopod and a tripod?

    May i know when should I use a monopod and when should I use a tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpikxfx View Post
    What is the difference between monopod and a tripod?

    May i know when should I use a monopod and when should I use a tripod?
    mono = 1
    tri = 3

    monopod has 1 leg
    tripod has 3 legs

    tripod is much more stable. It is independently stable, whereas monopod still requires user to hold. But monopod has much smaller profile, which is useful in certain cases.
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    To add... there are some monopods that come with 3 small legs... not for stability but at least to temporary stand while the GWC takes a short rest away from the cam... Sirui at the moment does not have such an offering... Benro does...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    To add... there are some monopods that come with 3 small legs... not for stability but at least to temporary stand while the GWC takes a short rest away from the cam... Sirui at the moment does not have such an offering... Benro does...
    oh yeah, forgot about those

    but wouldn't consider them as tripod-alternatives, coz the stability still not comparable.
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    anybody using a gorilla-pod?
    can it support a D90 sturdily as a regular tripod?

    i'm just concerned that too much bending will soon loosen it's flexibility into a soft mush.

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    Default Re: Monopod/Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by makolit View Post
    anybody using a gorilla-pod?
    can it support a D90 sturdily as a regular tripod?

    i'm just concerned that too much bending will soon loosen it's flexibility into a soft mush.

    cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by makolit View Post
    anybody using a gorilla-pod?
    can it support a D90 sturdily as a regular tripod?

    i'm just concerned that too much bending will soon loosen it's flexibility into a soft mush.

    cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by makolit View Post
    anybody using a gorilla-pod?
    can it support a D90 sturdily as a regular tripod?

    i'm just concerned that too much bending will soon loosen it's flexibility into a soft mush.

    cheers!
    I've seen their larger models, and it looks like it can, but personally I don't have confidence in it
    as Rashkae said... if you add a heavy lens, the centre of gravity is no longer above the support point. Lagi less confidence!
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    Welcome to CS

    Ben Photo(Benro),artworkfoto(Fotopro) and sgcamerastore also stock 2-in-1 tripods.

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    I know Manfrotto is a great brand, how's Sirui and Fotopro like? Reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathegg
    I know Manfrotto is a great brand, how's Sirui and Fotopro like? Reliable?
    Of course reliable, members here will not recommend something that's not worth buying

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    I recommend you SIRUI, it has two function, a tripot and Monopot. One of the leg is detachable and use as a monotop.
    I use it cos of the price is right and quality product.

    http://www.zssirui.com/en/products.h...proName=N-2205

    Bought at TS @ Funan @ $450 include ball head with max load 20kg. Total weight approx 1.5kg
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    Wow. Nice price. You got it cheaper than the listed price.

    Any feedbacks on Fotopro's Coloured tripods? Looks interesting, but not sure if it's good.

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