June 12th, 2007
“Since falling walls always seem to be an issue for us, especially those who shoot off-tripod, I found a really great item. I have been shooting on a tripod for some time now, but I hate that it doesn’t give me much flexibility in the case of photographing tight, cramped spaces. Even then, I was still having trouble getting my tripod completely level, and then you still have to take into account variances in terrain, i.e. a rug on the floor that is not easily moved.
So I started looking at monopods, but I didn’t like the idea of not being able to leave my camera on it without fear of it sliding off of whatever I might lean it upon. Can you imagine the horror of your camera slamming to the floor? In my research, I found a monopod made by Bogen/Manfrotto with retractable legs. I shot with it for the first time today, and it is the perfect solution! It fits in really tight spaces, I can leave my camera on it and walk away and best of all, it is a sure thing for getting perfect verticals! I see that converging Verticals will now be a thing of the past for me. No need to fix any of my lines, since they are already perfectly lined up. And of course, that breaks my editing time nearly in half!”
Thanks Cherie for passing on your experiences with your new purchase.