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Old March 9th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Making My Own Monopod

Anyone have any luck converting a ski pole into a monopod?
Anyone have a source for an adapter that can mount to a
ski pole that will screw into the camera?

Thanks.

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Old March 9th, 2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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By the time you buy the adapter plate you may as well buy an inexpensive monopod. The ski pole would also be a tad short wouldn't it. JMO
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Old March 9th, 2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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Don't know about ski poles, but I've seen high tech walking sticks with a 1/4 x 20 screw for use as a monopod. Try rei.com.


<<<-- Originally posted by Dennis Vogel : Anyone have any luck converting a ski pole into a monopod?
Anyone have a source for an adapter that can mount to a
ski pole that will screw into the camera?

Thanks.

Dennis Vogel -->>>
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Old March 9th, 2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bryan Beasleigh : By the time you buy the adapter plate you may as well buy an inexpensive monopod. The ski pole would also be a tad short wouldn't it. JMO -->>>

The poles are extendable cross country poles so I think they come up to about eye level. I haven't dragged one up from the basement yet so I'm going on memory.

If it's more expensive I probably won't go that route. It just seems "nice" to reuse something. Kind of negative snob appeal.

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