monopod, Has anyone had any luck

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    • #37180

      I am filming at horse shows a lot and am new to filming, I tend to run from ring to ring, sometimes 3 or 4. I was considering a monopod for stability and was wondering what results, favorable or not, people have had. Is it easiest to use the whole monopod for panning? Thanks all.

    • #164786

      modo pods are really nice for a quick set up, stability is up to the user, i.e. how steady you are. as far as panning, you can simply turn on the monopod. I would recommend a monopod with a ball head on it, something that allows you to pan and tilt easily.

      Good Luck


    • #164787

      I hate monopods, always preferred a tripod. It takes some time to get used to it, but the results are worth trying.

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    • #164788

      I bought one and used it for a school choir concert.

      It was okay. During the lulls I still had to hold the camera and monopod. If it were tripod mounted I could walk away from it so to speak.

      As fas as panning, easy and as smooth or rough as I wanted.

      Tilting, I set my camera’shandle to be atchin level, so I could look over the top of the camera.
      I used the screen vs. the eye piece. It was easy to move my arm forward or back to tilt.

      Over all for what I was shooting it worked well. IfI needed to be realmobile I would a lot.Normally, I am hunting videos, which is slow, but hours is the stand the tripod works better.|
      I carry it with me every whereI go to be versitile.
      For a fast moving event, like a basketball game…TRIPOD!

      Really just depends on what type event you are shooting.
      I say get one that isn’t to expensive and give it a try.


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