Greetings. Considering purchasing a monopod. I mostly shoot sports - soccer, surfing, lacrosse, etc. Just wondering if a ball head is necessary. My thought is to just mount to to top of monopod as I move about and would use the monopod basically for support. Your though and advice are appreciated. John
While it is true that sports does not usually require pointing up or down (as with wildlife/birds) and that you can get along without a proper tilt head (mounting directly to camera/lens) - if you are strong and the lens not so heavy ! Never the less - I DO recommend a tilting head - and a video/fluid type for following action for most people due to the versatility.