Resurrecting this a bit....I just got my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, and WOW...it is heavy.
I'm thinking a long day at a fest (and we have tons of them down here in New Orleans) I would think a good monopod would be good to have when lugging this lens and my 5D3 around all day.
Any other recommendations? I have a manfroto tripod and the quick release plate for that...would anyone recommend a good manfroto monopod model, that might work with the same plate system?
Thanks in advance,
Yeah make sure you mount that 70-200 on the tripod and not the body, you dont want all that weight pulling on the mount.
Yes, get a QR plate designed for the lens and keep it in place.
I'd get a monopod that had a simple ball head and the same QR plate as your tripod.
First, consider if you want to switch to the much more universal Arca Swiss style QR plates. Your Manfroto head can be adapted to take them, mine is. Then, in the future only buy heads that accept Arca Swiss compatible plates. That opens you up to a much wider range of options rather than being tied to Manfroto.