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Old December 28th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #16
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Re: shoulder rig or monopod for ceremony,reception?

I've tried the polaroid chest stabilizer ( sharp shooter copy), the monkey shoulder support (both very cheap on Amazon) and my manfroto monopod with my 7d. They all have pros and cons. You really should try to borrow them from someone to see which fits your shooting style if you can only afford one. If not buy all 3 and see which suits you best
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Old December 28th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #17
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Re: shoulder rig or monopod for ceremony,reception?

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It rather surprising how much we humans "move" when we think we are standing perfectly still! We wobble, but we don't fall down!
Speak for yourself Dave, I once fell off the stage during a sax solo :(

But I know of one wedding guy who uses 3 tripods. He sets them up at weddings and functions at the best spots for shooting.
He says it's faster, and quieter in a church. Guests see them and stay clear.

Then he'll quickly go from one to another with his camera, or leave his other cam running while he goes handheld. If the job is big enough he uses a 2nd shooter, who's cheaper because he doesn't have to supply the gear.

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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What everyone else said about a must to have a good tripod to start with a good fluid head. From there when your moving around for a lot for pre shots, photo session, reception party, etc. I give a plus 1 to the link that dan provided, the manfrotto with the swivel head and feet. You can get a lot of fluidness out of that monopod, quickly adjust heights and angles, etc.
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