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twebster
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:38 am    Post subject: Monopod update for rjlittlefield... Reply with quote

Hi ya' Rik, Very Happy

I know you've been interested in how my monopod setup continues to function. Thought I would post a quick update to you. My little "V"-head, A Simple Monopod Head, works great 99% of the time. However, if you have to shoot at an acute down-angle or up-angle, the lens is no longer cradled by the "V"-head. At acute angles the lens and camera sort of rests against the "V"-head rather than being supported by it.

To solve this issue I purchased a tiny Giottos MH1004 Ball Head from B&H Photo for $9.95. Placed between the monopod and "V"-head I can angle the "V"-head up or down so that the "V"-head cradles the lens properly. Works even better now. I'll post an image of the rig in my article a little later today.

Best regards as always, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the photos...



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Adding the ball head allows me to tilt the "V"-head down and maintain a cradle for the lens. This system is unbeatable if you have to handhold your camera. Very Happy

Best regards as always, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, thanks for the update. That little ball head looks pretty effective. There just might be some other uses for that thing...

--Rik
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