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    monopod head

    hi
    I've got manfrotto monopod, now I need a head for that

    any advices here?
    I think that's ball head, but I know nothing about that yet
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    You don't really need a head, you could look at 234rc I think if you need a basic tilt model
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    My advice would be to get a ball head, allowing easy and full 360 degree movement of the camera. This allows you to lean the monopod against something (eg lampost or fence), greatly increasing stability, without having to worry about the camera being at a funny angle.

    I've got a 484RC2 monopod with a 488RC2 ball head (I've got the same ball head on a manfrotton tripod too), which I think works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    you could look at 234rc
    That is what I use, the main reason I like it is the matching quick release plate to my tripod.

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    I just ordered a 498 rc4 for my M/frotto m/pod. I chose this one because it had the same QR plate as my tripod and it has a lever that controls friction on the ball.
    Looks like it should do the job nicely.
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    I've tried 4 different heads on my monopod including a rubber block.
    They all added weight and slop. I now shoot without them.

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    Hey ColdBlood,I was just about to ask the same question but thought I'd try a search first, good thing I did
    But what is the different uses between tilt and ball heads as I'm not sure which would suit me best.

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