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Re: Using a monopod
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 09:41:14 PM »

Its been 1degree F around here snowing.  So I am modding a table top pod to a monopod.

Being tubes that screw together with a 1/4-20 threads I am adding a length of pipe on the end to extend the height to eye level.  Have all the parts so it was cheap.

If interested I will post a shot of mod.

Certainly sounds an interesting invention!  I'd love to see what it looks like.  You could have a neat little money making design right there. 

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Re: Using a monopod
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 02:35:55 PM »

Let us know how that turns out...perhaps you could post a picture or two.


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Re: Using a monopod
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011, 06:31:41 PM »
Ok here is what I did,  quick shots at best.

Just so you all know I don't have a full metal shop at my disposal.
Using hand tools like precision hack saws and bench top drill press for laths.

Had aluminum pipe 3/4" O.D. Cut to length 45"
And found some hexshape standoffs that fit inside of the pipe.
These were allready drilled and taped for 1/4-20 thread, great!

Used JB Weld two part epoxy to hold the standoffs at the ends, may mount
some flush head screws just for insurance so they do not come out or twist.

Bottom end standoff needs only to be mounted sense the foot of tripod
has a mounting stud.
Used a 1/4-20 x 1" set screw in the top standoff for the ball head to mount to.

Piece of water pipe insulation for hand cumfort.
I don't think I can do this for profit because Trek Teck already has the mods and better made than mine.  I just did cheap impression to see if a PD was to my liking.



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Clive`s monopod thread.
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 10:01:00 AM »
Thanks Clive for posting it.
I`ve recently picked up cheaply a Hama Star 78 monopod, c/w carrying case which,although light in weight,is very sturdy.

Since none of my gear is particularly heavy it`s more than adequate.
I`d previously owned a monopod some 40+ years ago and hardly used it,but as I`m now older and unable to hold a camera as steadily as I once could,it`s invaluable to me.
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