monopod for hiking

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  1. alexlang

    alexlang TPF Noob!

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    this summer (yes its a while away) i am going to be going on a long backcountry trip into the Grand Teton mountain range. I intend to bring my camera since i hear there are excellent photo opportunities all over. now heres my question...i want to bring a monopod (small/light), however i want it to double as a hiking stick.

    What are some sturdy yet light monopods that are capable of taking the abuse of a hiking stick.

    is there anyway to modify a normal hiking stick so it can accept a camera

    thanks
     
  2. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I say bring a light tripod and a dedicated walking stick. I havent heard good things about monopods for taking pictures, theres still horizontal blurring.

    You can buy a screw that is the right size fo ra tripod mount, not sure the size, and create something. There was a thing on the screen savers a while ago about turning a pop bottle into a tripod *wouldnt be good for slr's since it would tip*

    Go into a hardware store and try out the different sizes in your camera till you find the size that fits. :0)
     
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    Was at Base Pro/Outdoor World tonight they had some hiking stick that double as a monopod, they looked little duty.
     
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    I don't know of any monopods that could double as a hiking stick. I'd like not to use my nice Bogen for that kind of duty ;-))

    Second the thought of a hiking stick that's got a screwmount compatible with your camera and/or lens collar taphole.

    Give some thought to freehanding the camera and getting creative, like using a backpack, rock, your knees, a tree, etc. to steady your equipment. A tripod sturdy enough to want to buy will be heavy to drag around in /on your pack.
     

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