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  • #262104
    Profile photo of LucidaLucida
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    Hi All,
    During the nite macro, I find it very difficult to handheld a 180mm macro lens and focus manually at the same time. However, at times a tripod is very difficult to maneuver around. So i wonder is a monopod(unipod) a better choice in a nite macro photography? Pls advice, 10Q.

    Curious
    Pegi

    #282407
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    Member

    Hi Pegi,

    I shared the same experience with YiXiong, probably a monopod is a good choice to replace tripod and provide some support over handheld.

    Having said that, I don’t even have a monopod :( .

    Cheers..
    Allan Lee

    #282410
    Profile photo of NatureTTLNatureTTL
    Member

    Duplicated thread :ashamed:

    #282416
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    Member

    hi Pegi,
    agree a monopod will be very useful for nite macro.

    I think one can use the tripod in a monopod style if all 3 legs are brought in. :razz:

    Another idea during bad economy…

    #282456
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    Pegi,
    A tripod is the best option, but when not possible, a monopod will do better than handheld.
    It’s very mobile and can be moved easily, but not as stable as the tripod.
    And have to shoot at a faster speed to prevent shake.

    #282505
    Profile photo of LucidaLucida
    Spectator

    thanks Allan, Darren and Richard for the advice.
    Now I am contemplating to get a monopod or just go to the gym to build up my muscles :D

    Cheers
    Pegi

    #282517
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    Pegi,
    Why don’t you borrow my monopod to try out first before deciding if you want to buy one.
    My monopod have been sitting around for sometime now, you can take it out for
    some workout :P

    #282520
    Profile photo of LucidaLucida
    Spectator

    Cool! Tks Richard. Can I try it out on this sat’s outing? :)

    Cheers
    Pegi

    #282524
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    Member

    Pegi,
    Sure, I’ll bring it along.

    #282608
    Profile photo of hanYeo, Wee Han
    Spectator

    I will bringing my monopod in case anyone wants to try as well. I myself have almost nil experience since I find a tripod more suitable but yup, for night macro, a monpod will be better since you will be shooting at your flash sync speed.

    Cheers

    Han

    #282680
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    Spectator

    Hi Han,
    Nice! That’s very generous and kind of you! :peace:

    Cheers
    Pegi

    #282684
    Profile photo of hanYeo, Wee Han
    Spectator

    No prob Pegi. I will have a ballhead on top which is actually not so ideal as what you really need from a monopod is just a tilthead. :oops:

    Cheers

    Han

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