Mathematically, I understand why a tripod is such a great honor. In the end, the triangle is the most powerful , the strongest geometric shape . The tripod is versatile, durable device that can be equipped in any number of heads to meet Your requirements.
Yet monopodem. In fact, the monopod provides almost all the features and benefits of a tripod, lighter, more mobile package. We are talking about the fact that we are dealing with only one leg, not three.
Good monopods are made of aluminum or other similar metals and carbon fiber materials form the most expensive models on the market. These models of carbon fiber is much lighter than their metal counterparts, but they are less durable and can withstand as much weight if not more.
At the top of the monopod has a mount with 3/8 “thread overall, perfect for attaching a tripod .If you want to mount the camera or lens mount directly, but this thread 3/8” should slide down to reveal a 1/4 “-20 male holder that lives inside mount 3/8”. 3/8 “hinges, so they can move simply by twisting female 1/4” -20 to place, and they skoczą back into position when you remove smaller equipment .
Your monopod will also expand, with one to three extension points that become thinner when rozciągasz down. Even with monopodem full extension, its simple design will allow you to quickly change positions , while maintaining the stability you need to get a clearer image.
Lock in place
The eternal question facing potential buyers monopodów and tripods, divides the crowd into two camps nieprzejednane. Question: is there a Paradise, or do they twist?
The legs of tripods and one monopod column of each elongate releasing shadow of the thin legs to the ground. These mechanisms of release are usually one of two types.
Primitive, the kind you see on tripods and monopoetach to decades ago, screw type. The connection between the segments of the legs monopod for this type of slow down and expand only when odkręcisz simple, a threaded tightening element, which locks the legs in extended position when it is again dokręcisz. A great advantage of this species is its resistance, but this causes a long process of expansion.
In addition, it is harder to know for sure that effectively dokręciłeś monopod head screwdriver, and one experience in which you will not be able to properly protect the feet, can cost your camera, if monopoda himself. After this experience, you can find stay away. you think too much tightening the ponds to the point where their rozebrasz , making that your monopod will be more or less non-existent.
Another type of extension of the monopod type of fixing which maintains its connection with locking, spring-loaded lever. This gives you a huge advantage confidence and knowledge that your monopod is actually closed in place without fear of excessive delay. They are, however, theoretically, less durable than screws, because they may be more vulnerable to shocks when they are in the open position.
However, in my personal experience over nearly ten years nakładałem this lock through a call to one monopod and never had to deal with a broken lock. Cheaper models can cut corners and that could come back to bite you, but if you spend a little more, this type of attraction should last for years.
Power in the coal
Photographers used everything and anything they could get to stabilize his paintings, from time to time of the origin of art in the early nineteenth century. This was especially important in those days because the exposure lasted much longer . Most often photographers used statywami, although with time the exposure at the end of the century monopods have become potential alternatives for their larger relatives.
At this point in the history of photo accessories no tripods or monopods could not effectively collapse, so the monopod is more mobile than a tripod for recording important events with a greater number of angles.
Folding tripods and monopodów really came into force in 50 years. 60., because the progress in the steel industry after world war II allowed for more complicated threading, piping and valves.
Despite this, tripods and monopods from that time was in the greater part made of steel, and their weight is a problem. However, in the late 60-ies. the success in promoting carbon fibers have prompted the Japanese government to subsidize its development and production, and companies such as Toray and Mistubishi wylewały resources on the field.
Because Japan’s economy has reached unprecedented dimensions, in the 80-ies. 90 large growth in the sector of the photo coincided with the bends in the quality of carbon fiber, to bring to market the most durable, lightweight tripod and monopods. Even when the Japanese economy znormalizuje, its dominance in all things photo, and the global dominance of carbon fiber in the stability of memory, sounds.