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Old 02-05-2015   #1
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Hey guys I am looking to use a monopod that is self standing to replace or substitute for my tripod to reduce weight in my bag. it needs to be capable of standing on its own with the camera atatched and be stable enough for log exposures with a lee big stopper filter. I will put a tether on the monopod to keep it from falling over. budget is a max of 300 bucks. I dont have any real long glass just my 24-70 2.8 and 70-300 vrII. to give you an idea of the weight. I plan to use it for parades as well while in disney where a tripod can be obtrusive at times.

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This Manfrotto 682B has some excellent reviews.

Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable 682B
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Sirui P-424S Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod BSRP424S B&H Photo
Looking at this one.
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it needs to be capable of standing on its own with the camera atatched and be stable enough for log exposures with a lee big stopper filter.
Sorry but there is no such creature. A monopod is designed to be supported by the photographer. The tripod, hence the three legs is designed to stand on it's own.
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Heard good things about Sirui's products in general. Well built and solid for the most part. But the same can usually be said for Manfrotto/Bogen too, and the one that Wolf linked to is less than half the price, and both hold the same weight (25-plus pounds).

The Sirui is listed and touted as being carbon fiber, but it weighs more than the Manfrotto. It can go a few inches higher, if that is needed in your case. The legs look a bit sturdier, but support weight is the same....

That said, I can agree with gryphonslair99 in that a monopod is a monopod. Mono means one in some language, and thus a monopod to a lot of people is a stick. You want sturdy and 3 legs, get a tripod. Or get both in one (tripod that cnverts to monopod in seconds), like the MeFoto GlobeTrotter or MeFoto RoadTrip line....
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might still get it and just take my tripod I have now its 5.6lbs I can dump allot out of my kit and reduce the weight of it.


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