Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Question on treking poles
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Sat Sep 18 04:46:04 2004
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I've gone with the angled Leki poles and will carry a Gitzo tripod: no 
monopod this trip!!

On 18/09/2004, at 8:46 AM, Eric wrote:

> Alastair:
>> Speaking of Holy humpin cat fish, are the trekking poles which double 
>> as
>> monopods of any use at all: gitzo and leki make them, but they look a 
>> bit
>> flimsy to be of any real use.
> I wasn't impressed with the Leki "monopoles" I saw in the store.  If 
> your
> choice is that or nothing, it might be better than nothing.  There's 
> no good
> way to adjust the angle of the camera on top, and putting the pole 
> straight
> down isn't the best technique for using a monopod.
> For my money, I got a pair of Leki "bent" poles to use as nothing more 
> than
> poles, and I carry either a tripod or a monopod separately.
> --
> Eric
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