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    Monopod head help please

    I have been looking around here and just surfing the net. I have a new Manafrotto 334B monopod. I am a little confused in what head to get for this pod. I am hoping to use it to help me taking pics of birds. Appreciate any advice.

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    How heavy a lens ?

    There is the manfrotto head that's quite cheap, 234rc I think.
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    Thanks Darren, I will be using a sigma 400mm on the monopod.

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    234rc is a simple swivel, tilt choice for $60

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    for the 234RC. I have one.
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    Thanks so much Kevin and Darren about to order one now. Cheers

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    Thanks also Kewi.

    Sorry I forgot to mention I was tossing up between a ball head and a swivel???

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    Go for a ball head. If your 400mm has a tripod ring (I'm sure it will), then you can use the ball head a bit like a gimbal head, as in:

    http://vimeo.com/channels/photographyschool/page:40

    See the 3rd video down. Also, you are more likely to use a ball head on a tripod, when not on the monopod. The other one is unlikely to be as useful.
    Last edited by strictfunctor; 15-08-2011 at 8:02pm. Reason: further suggestions

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