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Old March 1st, 2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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tilt mount for monopod

is there some type of plate i can mount on my 1/4inch threaded male that usually attaches to the bottom of my plate on my camera that will allow me to tilt as i can on a normal tripod. i want to be able to bring my monopod down to the shortest length, about 2ft and brace it against my waist, only way to do that on that angle is to be able to have some sort of tilt piece that goes on the monopod and that piece has a 1/4in male that then goes into my camera base. hope im being clear. someone has to have this out there
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Old March 1st, 2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Re: tilt mount for monopod

From my understanding of your post, it seems that you need something like this:

Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head BD-0 B&H Photo Video

This is about the smallest I can find so if your camera configuration is heavier than 6.6lb, (3Kg) then there are plenty larger ones. Simply screw the haed onto the monopod 1/4 inch stud and them mount the camera on the 1/4 inch stud at the top. To use, adjust the ball tilt angle and lock.

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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: tilt mount for monopod

the problem with ball heads is left/right tilt. On a monopod, it gets unwieldy with so many axis of movement
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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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Yes there is a one axis head for a monopod. I bought one last year (Amazon or B&H, can't recall). Small and light.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead DJ80 B&H Photo Video

Exactly what you're looking for.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Jim...if you're into a DIY project, I modified a Manfrotto Mdl. 3232 (now p/n 234) Tilt Head and Really Right Stuff 2P Clamp for use on my Gitzo G1564 Mk. II. I successfully used this rig many years ago for 'stills' photography.

Manfrotto 234 Swivel Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs 234

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Old March 4th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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That's funny, I have the 234RC which has the quick release plate.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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Jim...at the time, my goal was to consolidate all of my support equipment with one mounting method, i.e., Arca-Swiss. 20-years ago, all other mounting solutions were considered inferior to the Arca-Swiss. It was the 'defacto standard' for stills work.

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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #9
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Manfrotto 234 as mentioned above, and the Manfrotto 361 shoulder brace.

Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods 361 B&H Photo Video
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #10
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Oh yeah, Arca Swiss setup would be convenient esp. if you switch off with a tripod. These aren't as light as I was thinking @ 9.5 oz. but compared to my other heads pretty light.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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Jim Stamos - I was looking for the same thing for the same reason, and ended up buying a short tripod from Best Buy for about $ 50. The center post was removable from the tripod and had a nice ball mount on the top. The total height was about 16" - I'll give you the brand and more info when I get home later today. I believe that it was spec'ed to handle a 5 lb camera.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #12
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Re: tilt mount for monopod

thanks for the replies. i ended up getting the manfrotto 494. built very solid and works perfiectly. my other issue is that my monopod closes down to about 2ft. i have a smaller monopod that compacts to a smaller length. when i put the base against my waist it steadie camera well but would like to find some sore of rubber piece to attach to the bottom of the monopod that will rest against my waist more comfortably than the round base of the monopod. ideallyh would be something that has a female attachment that the monopod fits into and then this rubber will have a slight curve to it so when the monopod base is pushed into this, this piece is perpendicular to the monopod, kinda forming a T. . i may have to make something. some have said to use a tool belt that has a leather hole for it, but shooting at weddings with that would be ridiculous. has to be somthing out there
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Old March 7th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #13
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Jim,

Some small monopods come with a small 'U' shaped clip that fits over a belt. This is usually OK for short shooting periods.

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