I'll be traveling to Norway in several months, and I travel light. I plan on taking my 5D3 along with my 24-70L I and 24L f/1.4 II. I'd like to do some night / low light shots, so I intend to bring along a tripod or monopod. I found a general-sized tripod (a generic brand I bought at Fry's) to be too cumbersome for someone trying to travel light, yet I like to bring some good photographic equipment and general electronics (laptop, chargers, mp3s, Point and Shoot, etc.). Has anyone used monopods with the 3 legs stand while out on travel? What are your opinions? Reliable except for the most important shoots? Reliable until there are slight wind gusts? Here are two I saw at B&H that I'm considering: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/332749-REG/Manfrotto_682B_Professional_Monopod_Black.htmlhttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848843-REG/FEISOL_CM_1473_CM_1473_Rapid_Monopod_With.html
It seems like both will support a 5D3 and 24-70 without falling over.