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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:39 PM   #16
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A tripod will definitely give you the best stability. Get one with a leveller and with removable spreader if you are shooting in the wilderness etc. Spiked feet option is also a must. Carbon fiber is lighter and more rigid.
For days you don't need or can't use a tripod, a monopod is a good and light option. I use the Trektech mono/tripod walking stick. In tripod mode it's steadier than a monopod. It doubles as a walking stick as well.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:18 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Justin Carlson View Post
I was in Africa for a few weeks back in May and I only took a Manfrotto monopod around with me. For the stuff I was shooting (mainly wildlife) it worked great.
I suspect in post production you have used filter to get those beautiful images. Could you ask you what filter did you use?
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