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Monopod or Tripod

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Old 25-02-15, 06:08
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Default Monopod or Tripod

I 've been reading various reviews , forums , magazines and photographers views on tripods and monopods . The main point thats come up , is the situation the photographer is in , ie area - space - subject and how much room they have to carry either the tripod or monopod . whats your opinion on this .
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Old 25-02-15, 08:58
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Tripods for long exposures
Monopods for heavy lenses
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Old 02-03-15, 11:50
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Both have their good and bad points which you seem to know. If you can only afford of want one I would go with a tripod as you can use one without spreading the legs out if short of room. Just my thought others may have better ideas.
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Old 02-03-15, 21:51
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For my 300mm I use a heavy tripod which I am happy to lug around my local wildlife patch or strap to my push bike for longer trips. For this year I have bought a 50 travel tripod which seems quite sturdy for low level work which I hope will be ideal for butterfly and insect shots. My main bugbear with the heavy tripod is its legs getting tangled in the long meadow grass.

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Old 03-03-15, 14:07
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It definitely comes down to what and where you are shooting. For wildlife with a long lens I will almost always use a tripod, likewise when doing any long exposures. Shooting sports I will tend to either hand hold or use a monopod as it offers some support while being much easier to move around with. For portraits, lifestyle and weddings I will just shoot handheld as it is what suits the situation.
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Old 03-03-15, 21:19
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KIV - a tripod can be used as a monopod, but not the other way round
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