In this episode I talk about the concept of trade-offs, buying vs. renting gear, and knowing when to sell gear.
Slik Monopod: tinyurl.com/7y2nda8
Tripod Head I use with the Slik: tinyurl.com/3syptra
Velbon Monopod: tinyurl.com/7asaqye
Acebil MP-60V: tinyurl.com/836zyhb
Manfrotto 560B-1: tinyurl.com/6v43sf9
Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 (the best IMHO): tinyurl.com/79xzfkr
I Stand corrected on the Manfrotto 560B. Brent Barrie raised the point that the 560B works great when using other tripod heads. So while its not ready out of the box you could add your own tripod head. So if you are strapped for cash, but you had another tripod head on a slider for example, you could use it on the 560B. Keep in mind by the time you add a decent tripod head you will be closer to the price of the 561. The 701 head on the 561 monopod is the dream team. The quick release tab is super fast when using a DSLR that alone is worth the extra money to me.
So there you go. If you want a great monopod leg and your own tripod head grab the 560B.
If you want a monopod and a killer tripod head and don’t plan on removing it all the time check out the 561.
Check this out, DVD spindles are 15mm in diameter... i.e. cheap 6" camera rods!