Best Monopod for under £35? Motorsport?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by CptAwesome, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. CptAwesome macrumors member

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    Hi Guys

    Next year (or in a few hours this year), i intend to be shooting a lot of motorsport here in the UK, ranging from MotoGP, rallying, touring cars as well as the odd endurance event. In 2009, i shot MotoGP at Donington and enjoyed it but my shots were quite blurred due to weather conditions, lack of VR e.c.t.

    I am looking to purchase a monopod before the first event of 2011 which will be world superbikes at Donington again, have any of you guys got recommendations for one??

    Thanks in advance

    Luke
     
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    Hi Artful

    Thanks for the reply, and i do love that look of that, looks stable which is good for the 135 - 400mm zoom that i have :) Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available in the UK on Amazon and in most retailers its seems to be £90+, which is highly over budget unfortunately...

    Any other suggestions??

    Thanks

    Luke

    EDIT: I found THIS on Amazon for around $60 (depend on exchange rate, its £37 in the UK near enough), anyone have any experience with this pod?? Would it be useful for my Sigma zoom??

    Thanks again
     
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    Ah yeah I didn't think about it being available to only the US market, sorry. The one you linked to looks nice and wow it can support a good amount. More than what I posted, good luck :)
     
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  7. CptAwesome thread starter macrumors member

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    No worries mate, your suggestion was very muchly appreciated :)

    Hi there Cliff, thanks for the suggestion! i do like that look of that one, looks a quality product for the price! Should be fine for the amount of time i use it, the weight it takes shouldn't be a problem with a 135-400m sigma i shouldn't have thought :)

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, keep them coming

    Luke
     

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