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Compact Self-Standing Monopod?
Hello! Does anyone know where I can find a self-standing monopod that is compact (Under 17" when folded)?.

Or, as an alternative, a monopod in which you can buy an adapter that will make it free-standing?.

I would like to have one of these so I can use it directly in front of me in cramped stadium seating. I would use a tripod but space is pretty limited. I would try using my hands, but I don't really have a steady hand. .

Thanks!..

Comments (5)

Unless I have missed something, a monopod has only one leg, so I'm not sure how it could be self-standing, unless it had a spike and you hammered it into the ground...Mike..

Comment #1

They have monopods that have retractable legs for better stability; however, they don't really have any in a compact size that can easily fit into a backpack per se..

Check out an example here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/.../Bogen_Manfrotto__682B_Monopod_Black_with.html.

It's.... it's just so confusing! ..

Comment #2

Mike703 wrote:.

Unless I have missed something, a monopod has only one leg, so I'mnot sure how it could be self-standing, unless it had a spike and youhammered it into the ground....

Readily available in the UK too:.

Http://www.fotosense.co.uk/..._4_section_Black.asp?productID=1317&tabID=3.

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

Comment #3

Yeah, I was looking at others like the one you showed; however, the length is still a little bit too long. I am looking for something that is under 17in/44cm folded with the either retractable legs or add-on..

Chris Elliott wrote:.

Mike703 wrote:.

Unless I have missed something, a monopod has only one leg, so I'mnot sure how it could be self-standing, unless it had a spike and youhammered it into the ground....

Readily available in the UK too:.

Http://www.fotosense.co.uk/..._4_section_Black.asp?productID=1317&tabID=3.

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/.

It's.... it's just so confusing! ..

Comment #4

Bogen sells the legs like used on the 682, as a separate piece. They don't fit on all their models though, so you'd have to check the specs..

The only other monopod that I know of, which comes with legs, is the Giottos P-Pod. It costs more, and weighs about twice as much. Not sure about the collapsed length, but it is probably more than 17"..

If you are going to mount a small point and shoot, you could look for a smaller model that has a small piece that extends out at the base, for you to place your foot on while shooting. There are a ton of them on Ebay, just search for monopod and you will see them..

If you are talking about a larger bridge camera or DSLR, you might find that the legged monopod is not terribly stable and easily knocked over..

If the stadium seats have arms, you could use a Bogen Magic Arm with super clamp to hold the camera. It would look weird, but it will work..

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