Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 28, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
jjdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Posts: 6,384
Default Monopod Usage Tips?

Broke down and bought a monopod to give a try. This one was cheap ($39.99 50% off regular price) but it has a decent ballhead and carbon fiber tubes. Anyone have any tips for using one?

FZ15 mounted.





Tried one shot with it. Rusty in the woods 18X zoom with about a 60% crop. (FZ35)

__________________
Comments and suggestions for improvement welcome and appreciated.

Last edited by jjdog2; Dec 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM.
jjdog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 28, 2011, 3:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
catalex54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Near Venice in Italy
Posts: 2,454
Default

Hey JJ, look here:

http://www.outdooreyes.com/photo5.php3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHtH9RZK5Lc

In the meantime I can confirm that Rusty is beautiful!!
__________________
DMC-FZ150 & Hoya HD UV Filter + DMC-FZ45 & Hoya HMC UV(C) Filter - Macro & Tele Kit (DMW-LC55 + DMW-LT55 + DMW-LA5) - Benro A-197EX + HD-18 & Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Tripods & MMC3-02 + 234RC Monopod
Alex
catalex54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:27 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
jjdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Posts: 6,384
Default

Thanks for the links Catalex. I was just hoping someone with real world experience would comment.

jj
__________________
Comments and suggestions for improvement welcome and appreciated.
jjdog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Where did you get the monopod for this price? I've been thinking about getting one myself as I hate carrying the tripod (so it always stays home in its carrying bag).
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jjdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Posts: 6,384
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tullio View Post
Where did you get the monopod for this price? I've been thinking about getting one myself as I hate carrying the tripod (so it always stays home in its carrying bag).
Tullio, it's not bad at all for the price (time will tell). Love having the ballhead.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfi...&skuId=1062925
__________________
Comments and suggestions for improvement welcome and appreciated.
jjdog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Thanks.
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 2:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Square one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,172
Default

I bought a walking stick-come-monopod almost a year ago, not as fancy as yours, but found it hard to stop waving backwards and forwards with it
__________________
FZ45
Square one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 2:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Humm, I just ordered one...is it really difficult to keep it from waiving back and forth?
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 3:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Square one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,172
Default

Probably not, I give up easy
__________________
FZ45
Square one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 3:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

If it gets to the point where you give up, then probably it is! I tried to cancel the order but couldn't. I guess I'll have to find out myself!
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:05 PM.