Yea I worked that out. How are you thinking about using yours Nikolai. Are you going to put a head on it.
What lens are you going to use on it ?
... Now if you are an octopus, then the ball head is an ok choice.
Hi Nill,Cem I have no personal experience with the Feisol clamps but they certainly should be. Its best to avoid lever type clamps when mixing brands, but there should be no problem with screw-type clamps.
For pano purposes though, wouldn't even a very small and light tripod be a better solution than a monopod?
I assume the issue here is lateral displacement of the camera's point of perspective as the camera is changed in azimuth (panned) by swiveling the camera-plus-monopod on the 'pod foot.Here's another in the "things that make you say hmmmm..." category of monopod musings that has just dawned on me in the past year or so. That is, where you place the clamp fore-and-aft on the lens plate affects the amount of lens motion you get when you're shooting on a monopod.
Carla says "I put a housecoat on for that?"Yes, you're exactly right. That requires a head on the monopod, and many if not most of us who shoot primarily sports prefer not to use a head. But if you have a head and don't have a long QR plate, you can accomplish the same thing either way.
It's not a matter of perspective, it's camera/lens motion contributing to decreased sharpness of images. This is always an issue, but apparently as MP count gets larger and pixels get smaller and sensors get denser, it's becoming a more and more critical one.
Well, I just re-read your original description. Yes you explained it clearly - I wasn't paying enough attention. Sorry.And here I thought I had explained it so well ... ;-)
. . .but jerks at the camera will result in blurring of a stationary subject because the entrance pupil will move (unless it aligns with the entrance pupil). [?] Tracking a moving subject becomes easier because of the weightless/effortless camera movement, but the jerking sensitivity remains....
. . . If the monopod were fixed to the ground, then Doug's suggesting (monopod foot plumb under the entrance pupil) will resist movement of the entrance pupil.
About 1.4°, in fact.I think it amounts to the same thing. We're talking about a given amount of lateral movement of the camera, occasioned by the clumsy shutter button push. Call it a quarter inch. If the lens is a hypothetical 11" long, and the pivot point is 10" out, almost out to the end of the lens, then that .25" of camera movement is reduced by a ratio of 1:10, it only moves the front of the lens .025", and the change in "camera pointing angle" is very small.
Certainly true for the conditions you describe (and seemingly assume) - about 15°.But if the pivot is only 1" out, very close to the camera, then that same amount of movement is multiplied by a factor of 10:1, the front of the lens moves 2.5", and the change in camera pointing angle is quite significant. No?