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Old 10-09-2008, 09:27   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

First time posting on here. Like I said in the title, I'm planning on purchasing a canon 70-200 2.8 lens in the next few days for shooting alot of sports pictures. Most commonly I will be shooting Track and Field. I was wondering what would be one of the best tripods to purchase along with the lens? I need something preferably light weight and somewhat nicer quality. I don't want something cheap, but don't necessarily need something super high quality. I'll be using the lens on a 40D. Thanks

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Old 10-09-2008, 12:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

Welcome to Pixalo Tony

Ttitle say Monopod, but your post says tripod If Tripod have a look here :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/came...ons-26711.html . I gave my opinion on post #3.

If Monopod , I'm sure others will pop in with suggestions soon
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

Personally, I just rest my gear on a monopod so it's just a cheap and cheerful Hama (chosen for the QR plate used on my tripod) but there're those that lean on their monopods so need something a bit stronger!
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

I mainly use a Manfrotto 682. Nice and strong monopod and the fold out legs make for a handy flash pod, or at a push tripod.
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

I've got a Velbon UP4000 - only £23 in Jessop's, so probably cheaper on the web.
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

i have just subscibed to photo plus mag where i recieve a manfrotto monopod 679b for free anyway it looks a strong mono, maybe worth checking it out .It can hold and capable of supporting a combination of camera and lens weight of 10kg. maximum operating height of 162cm
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

I use a monopod for Rugby matches, but for cycling and the running shots I've taken I always hand hold so that I can move around more quickly and get different angles.
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I use a monopod for Rugby matches, but for cycling and the running shots I've taken I always hand hold so that I can move around more quickly and get different angles.
Whipspeed, I have seen your stunning cycling images. did not think they would be hand held, you are one classy act, what speed do you shoot at and do you have an IS lens.
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

Thanks Dan, I shoot anywhere from 1/80 upwards, depending on the conditions on the day. Don't use IS lens, just 70-200 f2.8 for the time trialling and 24-105 f4 for the road racing. Tripod makes it hard to move about, although dave got some great multiple images on Sunday, using a wide angle and tripod, taking images as the rider went past, have a look in the sharing gallery.
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

I wouldn't use one with that lens it will restrict you, i only use my 300mmF2.8 on the monopod but often handhold it
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

I always handhold the Canon 70-200 IS 2.8 and have never used a monopod with this lens.
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Re: Buying a 70-200 2.8 and need help on a nice monopod

Hi Sorry to but in , Photoplus mag is offering a Free Manfrotto Monopod if you subscribe at a cost 0f £44 paid by Quarterly direct debit . of £10.99 .
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