I am going to be photographing the US Rottweiler Club's 2007 national show down in PA. It's a 3 day event, and mostly I'll be shooting conformation rings, and a few working events. I'm starting to think a monopod would be a good investment. I'm planning to shoot with 2 bodies (D200, D70), the 80-200 and the 28-70 (one on each body) and the 12-24 kicking around "just in case." While shooting conformation, a lot of my day will be spent standing still (or sitting) and shooting a dog relatively in front of me (except when being gaited). I'm thinking of Gitzo's 2560T (carbon fiber, supports 9.9lbs), and the RRS modified head. It's not a cheap set up (about $300 for monopod, Bogen swivel head and RRS clamp), but one that I think will last, and as I don't anticipate owning any big heavy glass any time soon, I think the 9.9lb limit will be just fine. Does this seem a reasonable idea to help ease up the weekend?