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Old Jul 13, 2006, 6:27 PM   #11
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does a monopod really make a difference? I've been told this and know about them for a long time but to me, it still seems fairly unstable as opposed to a tripod. when is a monopod really useful and do you keep it on the camera all the time when you are using it ,ie when moving around to diff shot locations.

i too have had a lot of difficulties getting a sharp shot like the OP while handholding a 28-200 zoom at it max mag and trying to shoot birds in flight, but coming here and reading everyone else's experiences i now realise what a difficult undertaking that is. is it possible to do panning shot with a monopod?
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 7:36 PM   #12
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In addition to using a tripod, also consider a remote shutter release. In a pinch, you can also use the self timer mode to avoid any movement of the camera when the shutter is depressed. At long focal length, even the tiniest of movements gets magnified! Good luck! Jay
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