I thought that it might be useful to set up a separate thread on monopods which can be used directly, or modified, as a pendulum.
This follows on from the threads:http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/index.php?p=/discussion/5694/bouncing-picavet/p1http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/index.php?p=/discussion/5198/new-camera-ricoh-wg-m1-and-sony-sensor-leagoo-elite-1-phone
So far, in the above postings, I have illustrated the simplest stick
, which does not have locking sections. It is sold under many names and for a wide range of prices. It is the Z07-1 monopod, the cheapest price being £1, but expect to pay twice that. Asda now sell them here in Scotland.
The other was the flip lock section Yunteng 088 stick, illustrated here attached to a hand gimbal (but not flown as yet):
I have ordered two further sticks which have twist lock sections, a PRO Balio
s and a PREMIUM
, the latter having a quoted load rating of 6kg!
Of these monopods, only the cheapest Z07-1 is made of steel and not an aluminium alloy. There are some carbon fibre ones available, but on paper, they do not have a weight advantage over the alloy ones and tend to be shorter. Quoted weights are problematic, partly because they included items not required for the simplest KAP, eg an internal battery....but which may have other uses.
When the last two sticks arrive, I will photograph them all together and post accurate details.
Have you experience of these or any other selfie-sticks, or the longer, more traditional monopods, preferably under 250g in weight?
Not a selfie stick shot, but just makes me smile and is a reminder of one of our applications (2)
is one of over 200 recipients within our Scheme.
SCRAN now have a selfie stick to fly (2nd March 2016).