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|Sender:||Roger D Williams|
|Date/Time:||29-Apr-2012 00:30:56 +0000|
|Subject:||Re: Re: FEISOL CM-1473 monopod with legs, any good?|
I have found a low-cost combination of tripod and monopod that works very well with my four-around panoramas. I use a small tripod, with short legs of the sort often used to hold lighting units in studios, with a ball head on top of which I attach my monopod. I have Velcro'd a bubble level to the shaft of the monopod and rely on this to get the shaft truly vertical. The ball head I unlock so that the shaft turns freely about a spot that doesn't move. I found that when I turned the monopod on its normal rubber-clad foot, it would often "walk" a little--enough to make stitching of seams crossing close objects a real pain. With this light and eminently portable combination I regularly get average CP displacements of about one pixel with a maximum of about five. "Very good."
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On Apr 29, 2012, at 2:14 AM, luca vascon <#removed#> wrote:
> Hmmm, my own concern was about wobbling, for the small legs, and long monopod.
> keep in mind that is a long, sturdy monopod, and that it can be paired with a 2nd monopod reversed on it (the way I did a lot of 3m high shots)
> I also used a small, welldone chinese tripod with a long monopod inserted as central column (it was the right diameter), just before we made the Venice meeting. But I never mounted it with the original column and the rotator between the 2, coz it was decreasing stability.
> Later I also completely reversed the scheme, using larger tripods, and attatching the camera to the small edge of the monopod..
> This increases stability and highness reachable. Though Agnos rotators and Manfrotto 300n are sturdy enough, I always prefer to rotate the tripod column and to have a straight connection between the tripod column and the monopod. I think my way is less confortable, but more simple and secure. Did you upgraded that setup after the gondola shot? what directions took?
> I used Feisol once. My impression was very good. I have many Manfrottos, one Gitzo, a Giottos, and 2 Berlebach, that are the ones that I'm mostly attatched to.
> Luca Vascon.