Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/11

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Subject: [Leica] Subject: Wtb. Monopod
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 09:32:33 -0500
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as close to zero flex as possible at full extension with heavy lenses
full extension puts camera at eye level without squats
minimum length collapsed = 21" for packing

I don't think much about weight with tripods and mono pods
(simply because I cannot afford the light weight materials)

George Lottermoser 
george at

On Jul 10, 2010, at 1:44 PM, Leo Wesson wrote:

> 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
> photographer?videographer
> leo at
> 817?733?9157
> 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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