Articles: All for tag: "monopods"
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What puzzles me sometimes is why some obvious things are ignored by many people. The same way I ignored a simple, inexpensive and at the same time effective solution for shooting video with DSLRs without tripods. Indeed, I was ready to pay almost $900 for Zacuto Striker, a hand-held support kit, but did not want to try more effective and cheaper support systems.
Sept. 10, 2010
When you have a lightweight monopod like Gitzo GM2561T Traveler (see side bar for specs), you want to complete the system with a similar ball head - compact and light as well as capable of supporting the same load. Unfortunately, to find a ballhead matching Gitzo GM2561T turned out to be a difficult thing to do. I opted for Velbon QHD-51Q Magnesium Medium Ballhead which I have been using for almost two years. My experience showed that although not perfect, the QHD-51Q turned out to be a good compromise which I can recommend to anybody who find him/herself in the same predicament.
July 13, 2009
If you take pictures while traveling (and most people do), chances are high that you wished you had a tripod with you to capture scenes with low light conditions. However, there could be reasons why many of us (for whom photography is just a hobby or a way to record memorable moments of our adventures) do not carry or even have a tripod. Tripods are heavy, bulky, and in many places (like museums, churches, etc.) are prohibited anyway. Hopefully, there is an alternative to a tripod - a monopod, a single-legged support for a camera.
Dec. 26, 2007