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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

The monopod removes three degrees of liberty: distance from ground is fixed, and roll and pitch are linked to position in space. But you are overlooking that you are no longer lifting the (...
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Tripod heads vs monopod heads: what's the difference?

There's a lot of overlap in terms of what can be used with each type of support. In general both tripods and monopods use a standard 3/8" bolt to connect to the heads attached to them. So pretty much ...
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How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?

Unfortunately, selfie sticks are manufactured with very different designs one from another and with very wide range of standards (i.e. you can get worthless garbage or overbuilt luxury), so it is ...
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Image stabilization with monopod: on or off?

The correct answer totally depends upon the specific lens and also upon the manner in which you desire to use it. Even when using a lens on a tripod, some lenses require you to turn IS off, some do ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

It's instructive to look where monopods are most often used: sporting events, and shooting wildlife. In all of these cases, it's not a matter of "how many stops" a monopod can provide. It's simply a ...
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Image stabilization with monopod: on or off?

Interestingly enough, I recently released a youtube video showing the results of testing two of my lenses. This is the video link, but here's the final result from it: you should do some tests with ...
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What is a recommended head for sirui p-204s monopod?

There are three basic choices regarding heads used with true monopods. Which one works best for you will depend on what you want to place on the monopod and what you want to shoot with it as well as ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs? In general I've found a monopod buys about three or four stops slower than the 1/(focal length X crop factor) rule for non-stabilized ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

This will be more than an actual answer, a complement of your question, which hopefully will help you answer your question. Let's not use airplanes terminology. Let's use camera movements. We have 6 ...
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What size of head is right for this monopod?

Tripod threads are measured in diameter-threads/inch. The two most common sizes are 3/8”-16 and 1/4”-20. Many tripods and tripod heads sport 3/8” while many cameras use 1/4”. If looking to attach ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

Longer monopod is better stabilization it provides It's simple - while having a link with a ground, monopod converts all movements to circular and becomes a radius for camera movement in space, so ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

To be precise monopode do not remove completely pitch and roll. It just move the point of rotation to be not the camera itself but the point where monopod touch the ground. This mitigate a lot but do ...
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Suggestions for supporting a heavy lens?

I recently bought myself a Peak Design Slide shoulder strap. This one is attached to camera or lens with small anchors. I attached two anchors on the lens (one on a Arca-Swiss compatible plate, ...
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Suggestions for supporting a heavy lens?

Op-Tech's Lens Loop is one such product that has connectors that allow them to be used with a plethora of straps they offer. Use of the loop allows a quick release plate to remain attached to the lens'...
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