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What, if any, head do you have on your monopod?

None - camera attaches directly to monopod
1 (8.3%)
Tilt-only head (Manfrotto 234 or similar)
4 (33.3%)
Ball head
7 (58.3%)
Pan/tilt head
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: July 16, 2012, 05:19:43 PM

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AdamJ

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What's on your monopod?
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:19:43 PM »
I'm just curious as to whether most of us use a monopod with or without a head.

I use a ball head. I had one spare. It suits my purposes, although the head weighs as much as the monopod. I'd probably be just as happy with a tilt head, rather less content with no head. Maybe that's just me.

EDIT: I didn't include a voting opinion for a gimbal head as I suspect it would be statistically insignificant!
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Re: What's on your monopod?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 03:33:16 PM »
I'm just curious as to whether most of us use a monopod with or without a head.

I use a ball head. I had one spare. It suits my purposes, although the head weighs as much as the monopod. I'd probably be just as happy with a tilt head, rather less content with no head. Maybe that's just me.

EDIT: I didn't include a voting opinion for a gimbal head as I suspect it would be statistically insignificant!
I have actually seen people using the Manfrotto long lens head, which is basically a poor mans gimbal head. I suspect quite a few with 400+ primes use gimbal heads. I use a heavy duty ball head with my 300 f/2.8, but have considered a gimbal head, as they are more practical for moving subjects, although they do work better on a tripod.
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Re: What's on your monopod?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 04:24:50 PM »
Manfrotto 234 with a Wimberley C-12 clamp for my Arca-Swiss-type plates.

I don't see the need for a ballhead, personally.  Of the three axes, the tilt head covers pitch and rotating the monopod on its foot covers yaw, and those are the most important axes. I'm almost always using a lens with a tripod collar with the monopod, and the collar covers roll.
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Re: What's on your monopod?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 04:24:50 PM »