Monopods

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    You can get a Manfrotto 681 for about $50.00 brand new. Very strong. In my opinion, I can't see buying a CF monopod, even the heaviest aluminum monopod is not that heavy.
     
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    That is actually one of the ones I was looking at::)Thanks
     
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    Similar, but not the same. I have both and no longer use the one you posted. It is shorter and supports less weight. At 6'3" I wanted the extra height for extended shooting. I didn't mind the 680 when shooting macro because I was never using it fully extended anyways. Now that I have the 400 f2.8 for sports I don't want to bend over all day while shooting 2 or 3 different college events. I also wanted the extra stability since the 400 f2.8 weighs in at 11 pounds alone. Just depends on your height and needs. The one thing I do know is that you can always make a monopod that is too tall shorter, but not the other way around.
     
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    Joseph,

    Could a copepod be used instead of a monopod? They seem to be cheaper, and yet they are all made of advanced carbon fibre and other composite ceramic-like materials.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Helen
     

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