monopod

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  1. kemplefan

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    how usfull is a mono pod i do a lot of sports some feild stly plus climbing
    any good monopods that arnt to much
     
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    Theres a cool one that doubles up as a hiking stick.. you just screw the top off the reveal the camera attachment part. Its called: EXPED viewfinder walking pole/ monopod
     
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    thanks i do have the question of how much is cost my budget is all of $20 or so
     
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    For $20, you won't get much. Maybe a table top tripod or a very cheap tripod.

    Monopods are good for sports shooting because they are fast. You don't have the set-up and take down time of a tripod. A monopod will prevent camera shake in the vertical plane but not in the horizontal...although it's better than hand holding.

    Typically I see monopods used with big heavy lenses. 300mm, 400mm, 600mm etc.

    I think the cheapest one I've seen was $50 or $60 CDN.

    You might be able to make something...all you need is the right size of screw and something to mount it on...hockey stick, tube, pipe, baseball bat etc.
     
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    cool i have a decent tripod its just a litle big and not so great for sports
     
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    i know you might not find the greatest quality on eBay, but there may be some used monopods that may fit your budget (not $20... but maybe $30 or $40)
     
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    THe one that i described to you is only £24.95... .i guess thats about $40? Go on, treat yourself :D
     
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    i would treat myself but its not taht easy when you are tewlve and just spent the money you have been saving for two years on a lense
    and of cours all i have is $18
     

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