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I need a taller monopod, help needed

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by Sauk, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Sauk

    Sauk

    832
    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    Ok right now I have a Manfrotto 679B monopod.

    I need a monopod that is taller then what I have, any advice on this? Can't stand having to bend down (crouch) to look through my view finder.
     
  2. Sauk

    Sauk

    832
    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    bump a roony
     
  3. JustEd

    JustEd

    Jul 21, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    I don't know

    but agree all the monopods I have seen are too short, at least for bird photography and such!:smile:
     
  4. How high do you need to go? Looking at the manfrotto site, the 679 is 161cm (call it 63 1/2 inch). I have a manfrotto 134B (don't think they make them any more) that is 163cm and with a D700 attached the viewfinder is exactly at eye height for me (6 foot 2 inch's). There is 334B on the manfrotto site that is 166cm. Good luck
     
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  6. Gitzo 3551 is 75.6. Pricey, but man-o-man nice....
     
  7. Sauk

    Sauk

    832
    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    awesome thank you very much :) 

    Yeah I am 6'2 and a few inches would be perfect for me.

    thanks for taking the time to get those links posted :) 
     
  8. Holmes

    Holmes

    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
  9. mikhailr

    mikhailr Guest

    Take a look at Gitzo 1564L (79.5")
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/171012-REG/Gitzo_G1564L_G1564L_Studex_XL_Monopod.html

    I am not that tall as you are and have Manfrotto 680B which fit me very well, but have purchased 1564L for shooting over people's heads in overcrowded environment. Very convenient.

    Two drawbacks thowgh (in my opinion):
    - doesn't have that very convenient Gitzo's "Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System", I have Gitzo 3530LSV tripod with this system and like it very much;
    - rather pricy.

    Mikhail.
     
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  10. Sauk

    Sauk

    832
    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    awesome! glad to know there are many choices for me. :)  thanks again
     
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