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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:52 PM
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I think a tripod might work reasonably well when it's a photographer & a pilot working together, because they can talk & work at placing the plane where the photographer wants it. I however don't think a tripod will be good at events where there are 3 or 4 aircraft in different areas of the circuit. When I first started doing events I did bring & use my monopod (I have a few & 2 are carbon fiber) but I felt that it limited my panning so I abandoned using it, but I do see others using them. There is one man who uses one in an unusual way & claims he does much better his way than by standing it on the ground. He locks it against his body with his arm while still using that hand on the camera lens. Because I shoot with 2 or sometimes 3 cameras I have a rig that lets me hang one camera on each side rather than from my neck & I just hand hold whichever one I'm shooting, but they do get heavy around 3:00 PM plus my wrists are starting to hurt too.
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