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Old Oct 3, 2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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I am thinking of buing a VERY small and VERY light monopod. Does anybody suggests something?
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 1:58 PM   #2
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Very small monopods have more collapsible sections, so they take longer to set up and break down.

Very light monopods are either made of carbon fiber (making them VERY expensive) or they aren't very durable, so they need to be replaced often.

Are you SURE you want a VERY small and VERY light monopod?
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Well... I think so, to carry it in my pocket... I have something like a 'gorila pod' (the HAMA small tripod) and I do like it for general purpose , to carry it around, everywhere. I know, this is not a serious tripod, but it helps me a lot. But I need something longer.
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ive got a manfrotto monopod, it came free with a camera bag i bought a couple of years ago, its very light and does the job perfectly.
its something id never thought of buying, but if i ever lost this one id deffinatly buy another
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Monopod? For what purpose? Action shotting, panning etc...? This doesn't make it more usefull and portable because it has a one leg.
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Monopod? For what purpose? Action shotting, panning etc...? This doesn't make it more usefull and portable because it has a one leg.
Just to keep the frame steady with long telephoto and slow shutter speed...a.
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Most monopods have a closed length of about 18 inches. The ones that are 'pocketable' don't extend very far.

Take a look at these:

Vidpro MP-10 The Photo-Wand Extendable Aluminum Self-Portait Monopod, Extends from 8" to 27"

Flashpoint PX202 4 Section 21" Extender Monopod - Black
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If you shot with long shutter speed i think a slim tripod with the height of 1.50 cm would be really good, they generally come with their bag so carrying wouldn't be difficult. As you see i don'T like monopod that much
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I use monopods extensively but usually go the other route. Not so worried about size but stability. by the time you get something fitting your description you have a telescoping pencil that wont support the weight of a small P&S. The monopod that collapses the best and shortest is the Gitzo 5561T but its not tiny and wont fit in your pocket, the price is not tiny either.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...6x_Carbon.html
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This GITZO monopod looks nice! Rather expencive though!I am sure that a small and light one will be very helpful, in order to travel light!a.
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