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Julian Shapiro March 28th, 2008 09:00 PM

Bogen Monopod Question
 
http://www.4videoequipment.com/video...d+Head+Monopod

I want to mount my bogen 503 head on top of that then my xha1 on top of the 503, is this practical?

i'm wanting to do this for the sake of overhead shots.

Doug Lange March 28th, 2008 10:18 PM

Not practical. I have a simple monopod I like for certain uses. I took it to Europe when space was tight. For overhead shots, use a jib or long legs. I have an old set of Bogen legs that extends to over 7 feet for overhead shots.

Jonathan Schwartz March 28th, 2008 10:53 PM

Monopod Suggestion
 
Julian,

Yes it is possible. I have a 560 Monopod and just took the head off, added a 1/4-3/8 adapter and then attached the 503 head. Works great!

Jon Schwartz

Julian Shapiro March 28th, 2008 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan Schwartz (Post 850459)
Julian,

Yes it is possible. I have a 560 Monopod and just took the head off, added a 1/4-3/8 adapter and then attached the 503 head. Works great!

Jon Schwartz

Thanks, Jon!!

May I ask where you purchased that 1/4-3/8 adapter, or if you happen to know the model/manufacturer of the piece?

Thanks again.

Jonathan Schwartz March 29th, 2008 12:21 AM

Adapter
 
Julian,

Just called B&H Photo and they have it in stock.
Here is the link
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...8_Adapter.html

Jon Schwartz

edit: Make sure to carry a small pair of pliers with you as this adapter tends to get stuck.

Julian Shapiro March 29th, 2008 12:37 AM

Thanks a bunch, Jonathan.

Don Palomaki March 29th, 2008 05:03 AM

FWIW: Many Bogen/Manfrotto monopods have dual 1/4 - 3/8 camera fixing screw. You might not need an adapter. See:
http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...once/pid/13786


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