View Full Version : OM-D with a monopod

Chris Pattison
15th July 2013, 06:04 PM
Hello all,

Has anyone experience with using a monopod with the OM-D?
I am figuring that a monopod might extend the effectiveness of the IBIS, which of course is already great.



15th July 2013, 06:30 PM
yes, I do it sometimes with the 75-300 and most often with my Tamron 500 mirror lens. I just leave the IBIS set to IS/1 and it works fine

If I'm tired I may sometimes use it for macro shooting with the 60mm macro, works fine but I find it a bit restrictive of movement in and around plants (but better than a tripod, which I now never use)

15th July 2013, 08:30 PM
Monopods are always good with the longer lenses.

15th July 2013, 09:22 PM
Have you thought about only using two legs on your tripod, you will be pleasantly surprised how versatile this is, and you can fold them together to make a monopod too :)

Chris Pattison
18th July 2013, 07:40 PM
My tripod is an utter beast, so it would make a very cumbersome tripod I'm afraid, but I expect with a lighter model the leg folding technique would work well.