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WHICH HEAD TO USE IF ANY?
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May 24, 2017 14:53:35   #
delkeener Loc: SW Rhode Island, USA
 
I have used a monopod for many years of action sports photography and never ever found the need for any movable head. Screwing around with a moving head is a good way to get decked by one of the athletes accidentally.

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May 24, 2017 21:52:33   #
brooklyn-camera I Loc: Brooklyn, NY
 
Been there done that....
delkeener wrote:
I have used a monopod for many years of action sports photography and never ever found the need for any movable head. Screwing around with a moving head is a good way to get decked by one of the athletes accidentally.

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May 24, 2017 23:36:32   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
brooklyn-camera I wrote:
What type head to use when shooting football from the side lines using a mono-pod? I shoot with a Canon 7D MKII with battery grip and the lenses range from Canon 100-400 which gets heavy after a while. Have a Canon 70-200 f/4 which needs no mono-pod. Also shoot with a Canon 70-200 f/2.8. I enjoy shooting without the use of a mono-pod but my 71 years old arthritic hands are starting to tell me something.

Now I am using a Manftotto 679B mono-pod which has been replaced a few times when the players run into it. The head I now have is a BENRO BH2 which at times is a pain because I need to lock the head in place after every play. The hands start to lock up a bit by the 3rd. quarter.

I tried shooting without the head but I just start picking up the entire camera and mono-pod, now I have the added extra weight of the mono-pod.

Any ideas would be appreciated, thanking you all in advance for your time and effort.
What type head to use when shooting football from ... (show quote)


Been shooting wildlife action for 6 years now ....mostly with a monopod and today I use a video fluid pan/tilt head. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/192020961090?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT - very smooth for following action - and happy with it ......I use a one hand adjustable Manfro 685b pod. This head has a spring back feature - very useful .


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May 25, 2017 19:21:06   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
Manfrotto 234 RC.

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