Can anyone recommend a nice lightweight head suitable for a monopod ?
Have you tried using it without a head, I don't use one on mine
Dunno, I guess it's there for a reason and they always rate the heads separate to the 'pods'. I would imagine there's no issue when on the central axis, but when tilted there's going to be added stress on the head.Yeah - tried that but not happy with leaning the monopod sometimes so want to try with a head.
Thanks - definitely got to be tilt head really and I suppose I should make sure it's compatible with my Tripod Head's QR - DUH! - will check those out - BTW does the weight capacity really matter when using a monopod ? (for the head I mean)
Dunno, I guess it's there for a reason and they always rate the heads separate to the 'pods'. I would imagine there's no issue when on the central axis, but when tilted there's going to be added stress on the head.
Do you know what, I've never really thought about how I use a monopod and don't know if I hold the actual monopod or notI know what you mean but (don't know about you and maybe my technique is "wrong" ) but I sledom actually hold the Pod itself so - right hand on camera body for shutter release and camera adjustments etc. and left hand on Lens for focus/zoom so left hand tends to also support (at least some of) the total weight...
Well that clarified it
I've swapped my giottos ball head plate to a Manfrotto RC2 so that I can use the Black Rapid fastenR-T1 to be able to clip my BR strap on whilst the plate is still attachedGlad you agree
...now that we've sorted out that it's sensible to get a head that uses the same QR plate as your tripod head does..... need to check out what brand my heads are - anyone else think when they first got into photography that "tripod" meant that you had to buy three (tripods and heads) ?
I've swapped my giottos ball head plate to a Manfrotto RC2 so that I can use the Black Rapid fastenR-T1 to be able to clip my BR strap on whilst the plate is still attached
I had to buy one of these to make it fit, but it works a charm....didn't know it was specific to a brand/type of QR - also didn't know that you could swap the QR plates
That's the fastener I mentioned so that I can connect my BR sling strap to the base of the camera with the RC2 QR plate in place, so I can take the strap off and place the camera directly on the tripod. Trouble is it's only compatible with the RC2 which only fits Manfrotto plates. Therefore I had to buy a RC2 too plate and fix it to my giottos ballhead via that screw adapter (after removing the Giottos top plate obviously )does that combo effectively do the same as this ?
Weeeelll, nothing unless you REALLY want all of you plates to be the same (assuming you have/buy a Manfrotto), or want to do the same as me and be able to attach a sling strap to the base of the camera without removing the tripod plate. If it wasn't for the latter I was happy having two different systems/QR plates (giottos on tripod, Manfrotto on monopod).Ooooooooooo......... Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
...so as I currently have two Giotto Heads and a knock off Single BR strap what "should" I need then ?