Soliciting feedback from monopod users out there. Oh and Neuro, don't be bashful.
A couple of recent events has gotten me thinking about a monopod purchase.
The first event involved a recent trip to Cancun Mexico -- Oh how I wish I had a tripod/monopod with me.
But I for me was quite a bit of stuff to carry on a vacation trip, e.g. 1 checked bag, laptop, camera bag.
The camera bag and laptop joined me onboard.
If I had a monopod with a max length less than 22 or so," I may have been able to stow it with the checked bag which in the past was my carry-on luggage. At the resort I was staying, ran into an Asian guy in the lobby with a tripod - I Looked at him and pointed at his tripod and we both started laughing cause he knew ...
The second event occurred about 2 wks after the Mexico trip at a wildlife refuge in Northern California. Sandhill cranes and other migratory birds are beginning to show up (Pacific Flyway) at various wildlife and bird sanctuaries and refuges around the Sacramento Region. My nephew and I decided to do some recon last Sunday at one of these wildlife refuges and sure enough we witnessed thousands of Sandhill cranes.
At one location, a guy joined us by a tree we were using as a blind carrying a Nikon/Nikon 500 mm on a monopod.
Monopod! And that's when the light bulb came on. Why hadn't I considered that before
Anyway, anyone familiar with or own a RRS Monopod and head package?