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Question Monopod or tripod in macro photography?

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what do you use for macro photography - monopod or tripod? Or another option? for example wooden cane ...

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I use a tripod. I cannot hold a mono pod steady enough to get a sharp picture.
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Tripod.
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Whatever works.

As to monopods, if I'm gonna carry
something, it will be a tripod not a
monopod. A light tripod is only a bit
more burden than a monopod and
is waaaay more than "a bit" better.

At home acoarst any macro work is
on a tripod. Out from home I find IS
is approximately equal to a tripod
in decent light.

This is handheld with Lumix dual IS:


Chipmunk 01 0628 E2-C WM.jpg


OTOH, it's not ISO100 nor is it dusk
lighting. Either, or both, would have
called for a tripod. This is ISO320 @
1/500" and f/13, an easy handheld
sunlight shot. Plenty of detail when
not restricted by forum file size and
bandwidth. The below represents a
50 inches wide print. Considering it
is an in-camera jpeg, by zoom lens,
and is M43 @ ISO 320, a tripod is
not gonna visibly improve it at all:


Chipmunk 01 0628 E2 detail WM.jpg




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Tripod, monopod, and copy stand




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I use a tripod. I cannot hold a mono pod steady enough to get a sharp picture.
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Tripod.
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Whatever works.

As to monopods, if I'm gonna carry
something, it will be a tripod not a
monopod. A light tripod is only a bit
more burden than a monopod and
is waaaay more than "a bit" better.

At home acoarst any macro work is
on a tripod. Out from home I find IS
is approximately equal to a tripod
in decent light.

This is handheld with Lumix dual IS:


Attachment 269621


OTOH, it's not ISO100 nor is it dusk
lighting. Either, or both, would have
called for a tripod. This is ISO320 @
1/500" and f/13, an easy handheld
sunlight shot. Plenty of detail when
not restricted by forum file size and
bandwidth. The below represents a
50 inches wide print. Considering it
is an in-camera jpeg, by zoom lens,
and is M43 @ ISO 320, a tripod is
not gonna visibly improve it at all:


Attachment 269622




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Tripod, monopod, and copy stand




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Again, all macro is not the same. For me it depends on what I am shooting. Copying documents etc. I too use a home made copy stand. You can make an excellent copy stand by buying an old enlarger, preferably one that does not work, from an old photography store. Mine was made from an old KAISER B/W Enlarger for a whopping $25.00.

For products still objects a tripod is my choice. No need to move around much.

When it comes to creepy crawlies, flyers etc then a monopod is my choice. Light, easy to use and much quicker and convenient when having to keep moving. Especially since focusing is generally done with moving the camera slightly.
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Thanks all for the comments !
Very interesting and useful for me
I photograph insects and flowers,in the forest
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Thanks all for the comments !
Very interesting and useful for me
I photograph insects and flowers,in the forest
Sounds like you need both then. Monopod for the moving things and a tripod for the still things. With those two you can cover all aspects of macro photography. The copy stand is an added luxury I made on the cheap.


You could get away with just a light tripod with all the legs extended and bound together at the bottom, but to me it is still too bulky and I am not a fan of tripods that can not pull multiple duty, not just a light body and lens.
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Sounds like you need both then. Monopod for the moving things and a tripod for the still things. With those two you can cover all aspects of macro photography. The copy stand is an added luxury I made on the cheap.


You could get away with just a light tripod with all the legs extended and bound together at the bottom, but to me it is still too bulky and I am not a fan of tripods that can not pull multiple duty, not just a light body and lens.
Hi gryphonslair99,
superbly!! Thanks,very valuable advice! I like it


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