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#1 LightMeter

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:02 AM

Since I ordered the Tamron 150-600, thought I'd get a monopod for it.  The $$ my wife gave me for Valentine's Day paid for about half of it. I haven't been eating my Wheaties and hitting the gym, so l don't think l can use that lens handheld. The bottom section with legs is removable and you can mount  a rubber foot or steel spike and use it as a conventional monopod. And the bottom section can be used as a mini tripod for tabletop or ground level use. You can unlock the bottom ballhead and swivel about 20 degrees in any direction.  The top section can be unlocked and used for panning-good for video but probably not much use for stills. A Benro ballhead for it is on the way.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:46 AM

Interesting setup but it would need solid level ground for optimal usage with the feet attached (I'd be very hesitant to use it).

 

Nice monopod though. Swiss-arca format clamp?

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:29 AM

Bill,

 

The 150-600 is not a heavy lens.

 

I have a friend who has a similar if not the same monopod. It is a very nice device.  A word of caution, do NOT leave the camera and lens standing on the legs of this device and walk away or more than likely, you will experience an expensive repair to your gear.

 

It is there for stability only and to help take some of the weight off while you HOLD IT.  This is NOT a tripod by any stretch of the imagination.  I think you know that anyway, but I thought I would put that thought in for you.

 

Congrats, good buy!


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:55 PM

Good looking device Bill.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:28 PM

Herman, that is a little Arca Swiss clamp on top I put on it until the ballhead I ordered arrives. Art, I did a test with the D300 and 300 f/4. I would leave it unattended as log as it's retracted to minimum height and it's on a hard surface, and it's not windy.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:20 PM

Very cool Bill! :D

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:57 PM

Herman, that is a little Arca Swiss clamp on top I put on it until the ballhead I ordered arrives. Art, I did a test with the D300 and 300 f/4. I would leave it unattended as log as it's retracted to minimum height and it's on a hard surface, and it's not windy.

Don't do it. The wind can come up in a heartbeat. I had a tripod with a camera and a 75-300 lens get blown down by the wind once. Had to get the lens repaired. Lightest tripod I'll use today is a Slik U212 and unless I have to haul it a ways I use a massive old Bogen 3051. It's heavy and nothing much short of a hurricane will blow it over.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:31 PM

I have this monopod--I love it. It goes with me everywhere. Good purchase!

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:23 AM

Nice! Definitely something different.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:48 AM

Can't wait to take this monopod and Tamron 150-600 on an outing!


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