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    Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 11:34pm
Using a Tripod is getting to be a pain in the back. Just the bending that is needed puts to much strain on my back. So I have been thinking of a Monopod. But could use one, that would also make a good walking stick. And well it would be nice if it could help me get back up from doing a “on your belly shot”.

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G'day Diet,

My advice is consider very carefully if you are going to get one that is made of carbonfibre, as they can shatter if they bend. And as you would not want this to happen while getting up, as you probably end up flat on your face, with splinters of carbonfibre. A good solid aluminum one would probably suit you well.

I use the Manfrotto 681B

I believe there are more heavy duty versions, but this one suited my needs and supported my heaviest lens without any problems.

On a side note, some tripods have one detachable leg that can be used as a monopod. You could get one unit that would be a tall enough tripod (to reduce your bending), with one detachable leg and get 2 for the price of one.

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yes i have that one it is the manfrotto 682B ,there 3 legs on .
and you can put them away inside , whit does legs it is handy that you can swap from lenses .
is now problem to let the camera on it ,when the legs are out on the ground.
i juse him now for my flashgun , i like it alot that one.

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forgot to put the link in so that you can see the monopod.


http://www.manfrotto.com/self-standing-monopod-black





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For an old guy, I seem to go for “That Shot”, even if it means getting on my belly. In fact I spend a lot of time on my belly, getting right down to the action. One of my hobbies is small scale (1 ½”. 1”, & ¾” scale) live steam locomotives. I just hate taking a picture of one at a 45 deg angle. So I get down low or even on my belly. Getting up is a problem, so a nice heavy duty Monopod would be great.

But anyway thanks for the input, I will follow your links.

Thank you all

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