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Old Sep 17, 2006, 8:56 AM   #1
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I want to take some pictures of moving water (rivers / waterfalls) and I know that I will need longer exposures to get those nice effects, so need to use a tripod or similar to keep everything steady. What I would like to know is whether a monopod would be suitable to keep the camera steady long enough or if I should really go for a tripod. Lightweight and portability are essential as the places I am thinking of going are a reasonable way from the car park.

Also if I used a monopod is it be possible to dig the end into the ground in order to increase the stability?

Had a quick look through the forum and can't see what I am looking for so thought I would post a new topic, so apologies if someone has asked something similar in the past and I have missed it.

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Old Sep 17, 2006, 5:33 PM   #2
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The monopod is not steady enough for long exposures !

They are good from 0.5 sec to 1/1000 and + ...

Under 0.5 sec, you need a tripod

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Old Sep 18, 2006, 2:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, after spending yesterday afternoon searching the internet I had sort of come to that conclusion. So a tripod it will be. Only have to decide which one to get now.

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