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Subject: [Leica] Subject: Wtb. Monopod
From: leowesson at (Leo Wesson)
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:44:28 -0500
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For me it's about how much it weighs, not too heavy or too light, if it fits 
into my case, how many sections, not too many, and how good the section 
locks work.  No slipping please.  

I use them for shooting video and stills.         
I use them to extend my reach a lot, like over my head or over the side of a 
building.  Also use it as a boom mic pole.  A good Multi-tasker. 

Leo Wesson
leo at

On Jul 10, 2010, at 4:49, Peter Cheyne <geordiepete211 at> wrote:

> Hi Leo,
> sorry, I don't have a good monopod for sale.  I was just wondering, what 
> makes a good monopod.  I have a nice Gitzo carbon fibre tripod, and I can 
> se how materials and design improve a tripod, but I wonder what makes a 
> tripod better than others.  I've always thought that most monopod movement 
> comes from the fact that the photographer must stabilize it with 
> handholding, and perhaps a foot locked behind the monopod foot, so I 
> always thought that most monopods were equally good.
> Peter Cheyne
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