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    Which Carbon Fibre monopod should I get?

    I'm no longer as stable or strong as I used to be so I either use a tripod or monopod whenever I shoot. I want to get a light monopod so thought a CF version may be desirable. I like my Gitzo CF tripod so one likely brand is Gitzo but am open to suggestions. If you guys are using CF monopods with you MFDB cameras, please share with me your experience. Thanks.

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    Re: Which Carbon Fibre monopod should I get?

    I just packed mine for NY but I think it is a Induro. Pretty nice and stable, it was also cheap. Yes i bought something cheap. LOL
    I think this is it
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...specifications
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    Re: Which Carbon Fibre monopod should I get?

    Hey Guy,
    Do you use a head on it or just some QR plate? Also, are the sections locked the same way as a Gitzo, meaning just a few twists..

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    Re: Which Carbon Fibre monopod should I get?

    I use a QR plate but actually a screw down type. Just a few twist but not like a G leg which you can do in any order. This you start at the top and work down. Hopefully I described that correctly . The Gitzo G legs here is the description

    The G-Lock mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
    • 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
    Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
    • Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
    The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the monopod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
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    Re: Which Carbon Fibre monopod should I get?

    Thank you Guy. I'll go check out the pod.

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