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Camera tripods, monopods, heads, and other supports If it holds something up or provides support, please talk about it here.

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Stephen,

Very good points. I can see how it would be easy to forget the free movement of the ball head, unlock it and have the camera flop over.

And as you say they are more expensive.

As always, much appreciated.
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Re: Support Needed - Please advise

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Indeed, and I might add that in my opinion a ball head is far from ideal on a monopod. The one I and Pol mentioned is as good as any
well, I did not mean that the head to be used on a monopod should be a ball head by all means. That was not my point. The point was that she can solve the issue by choosing a head with 3/8" thread at the bottom of it. I should have been more cautious in wording.

I also have a monopod which has 2-way head. I keep it in my car, although I'm not a heavy user of it.
The 234C looks nice.

I also find interesting discussions in Japanese sites as to which is better, ball head or other head for monopod, while looking for 234C pic.
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I actually ended up modifying my old monopod. Simply added an extra 200mm of aluminium tube. Looks really tatty but works really well.

With all the bans and issues that restrict the use of tripods, I've been wondering if I could get away with modifying a Zimmer Frame to have a camera mounting and then claim for discrimination when they say I can't use it
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