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A single-leg stand upon which a camera can be mounted. Useful for stabilizing a camera when hand-holding is not an option, mobility is key, and a full tripod is too large or cumbersome.

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Is it possible to take apart a manfrotto monopod for transportation?

I'm about to buy a Manfrotto 562B. It folds down to about 27 inches but I would like to make it even smaller for transportation purposes. Is it possible to take it apart? Do you know how? The idea is ...
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Neither a Tripod or monopod

I am looking for neither a tripod nor monopod. I actually think the term is "Telescopic rod" which is used for only digital cameras which is almost like a monopod except it cannot be extended (just ...
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How much benefit can one get from monopod for night photography?

So I am confused on choosing a monopod or tripod for night photography, considering the fact the camera may need delayed shutter speed tripod is better. I know everyone would prefer a tripod over ...
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Macro Photography - Monopod or Tripod?

I recently got a new macro lens and after a couple of outings I noticed it would be very beneficial to use monopod or a tripod (or some kind of support). I would prefer a monopod because it seems ...
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What are the pros/cons between straps and monopods?

My hands got really tired from using a hand strap (the kind that wrap around your hand, not the wrist kind) after a long day use. The thing with hand strap is that it still requires you to grip the ...
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How much benefit can one expect from a monopod?

I'm thinking about getting a combined monopod/trekking pole, as I use a trekking pole already and I can't really be bothered to carry a heavy tripod into the hills during daylight. I'm wondering how ...
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How can I select a good monopod for under $100?

We have two good questions that are similar to this this question discusses how good monopods are. And this one talks about tripods under $100. The second was the inspiration for this question. I am ...
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Slowest shutter speed possible using a monopod?

What would be the slowest shutter speed possible while using a monopod and would it make more sense having IS turned on while using a monopod for slow shutter speed?
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Are there a kind of monopods available which have a minimum height of 10 cm?

I like to shoot from the ground level, usually. Google mostly showed me the monopods with minimum height of some 30 cm. Are there some monopods which are flexible and at the same time can be ...
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How important is it that a monopod extend to eye level?

I see that most monopod are not very tall when fully extended. How important is it to choose a monopod that is high enough?? I am six foot two (189cm) and my eye level is roughly around 175cm. Many ...
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Do they make a single-leg stabilizer, similar to a tripod but with only one leg?

I'm looking for something that I can attach to my Nikon D5000 that will allow me to hold the camera steady, similar to a tripod, but MUCH lighter and easier to setup. I'm thinking it could also dub ...
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Can I make a panorama mount for occasional panorama shooting?

I sometimes (about 5 times per year) decide to shoot a panorama, just for me, with no intentions to sell or use the photo outside my family and close relatives. Currently I use my Pentax DAL 18-55 ...
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Can I take my monopod in my carry-on lugagge?

I am decided to buy a monopod. I wonder if I will be allowed to take it on a plane in a carry-on luggage? If there is a high chance for it, I would rather buy the one that folds into smaller item, ...
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Why would I get a Monopod over a Tripod?

I've been using a cheap basic tripod for several difference scenarios recently, specifically panoramas, night time shots, and HDRs. I'm thinking of upgrading to a better tripod (this one is rather ...
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What are some good techniques for using a monopod while shooting sports?

What are some good strategies/techniques for using a monopod while shooting sports? I'm doing a lot of shooting of Figure Skating right now, and am finding the camera and 70-200mm lens is heavy ...