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  1. stevegreen

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    Where is the best place online to buy a single telescopic tri-pod type thing for my Canon A95?

    Does anyone use these?
     
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    You can lend me for weddings and funerals, they call me the human tripod:laugh:

    Funny enough i had a dream about tripods last night.

    Canon do make a really nice little tripod i've seen them in jessops mate. Fit in your pocket
     
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    How do monopods balance?
     
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    They don't! The idea is that you keep hold of them and they just help to keep the camer steady to prevent camera shake on the picture.

    Advantage: lighter and easier to carry

    Disadvantage: not as stable as a tripod and you need to keep hold of them.

    Mark.
     
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    I might invent a plunger type attachment:lesson: and then it could be used to unblock drains to

    Hang on, even stick to flat surfaces:eek:
     
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    or if you were bald keanyboy you could stick it to the top of your head and never have a problem of other peoples heads getting in the way of your shot again :laugh:

    Mark.
     
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    Or to my fod and pretend i'm a dalek:laugh:
     
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    Well surley you would need bulging biceps to hang on to one with one arm :confused: especially if you had a heavy camera and/or lenses and operate the camera with one hand?
     
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    HardBoiledEgg,
    the object of a mono-pod is that you put the bottom end on the floor and fix your camera plus whatever to the top end - then you use two hands as normal to balance and control your camera - in fact it makes life much easier and you use LESS muscle power because you are not supporting the weight of the camera or mono-pod at all - but because the bottom is firmly on the floor - and some mono-pods have a spring loaded section so that you can keep a constant downward pressure - it greatly reduces camera shake - true not to the extent of a tripod but mono-pods are much quicker to collapse and a lot easier to carry - in fact the only downside to a mono-pod is that you cant walk away and leave your camera stood on it !!
     
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    Yup, it's the mono-pod i'm after. Thought it might be useful for some outdoor shots and when using the zoom. They seem cheap enough, just want one that fits in my pocket. Ta for the links :)
     
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    I think nicola was thinking i was going to use the plunger attachment and climb walls with it:laugh:
     
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    Like a sort of fake spiderman?

    Thanks for the info Beejaycee :)
     

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