When a Quick Release isn’t Quick Enough

find-price-button Cheap V Shaped Top Camera Support for Monopod

For photographers always on the move with heavy lenses shooting sports or even fast moving wildlife a monopod is probably your best bet. Some cheaper monopods come with just the 1/4 x 20 thread to mount the camera (or lens ring), so it would be wise to at least add a quick release plate for faster on / off mounting. But even a quick release can slow you down if you need to get the camera on and off in a pinch, so when a Quick Release adapter is not quick enough, check out this cheap V Yoke support that will turn any standard monopod into a resting spot for your Lens. Having a monopod carry the weight of your camera will provide you with extra stabilization, and allow you to focus at the subject at hand. It will also make sharing a monopod with a partner fast and simple without having to deal with QR plates. For Wedding Photographers who use double camera straps, this might also be of interest since you can get that Monopod support without having to dismount any cameras from your strap. It's a basic design normally used to give sharp shooters that extra stabilization for rifles, but works just as well shooting a camera with a heavy lens.

4 thoughts on “When a Quick Release isn’t Quick Enough

  1. Serge

    Black Rapids thats what I been looking for, I remember you posted here about them I just didnt remember the name thanks!

  2. Emm

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    LOL, yeah I have my cams on a Black Rapid Dual strap, but it takes up the Tripod mount. This little V on a monopod should help me get a bit more stabilized shots without having to dismount.

  3. Serge

    Better have that neck strap on at all times, in case you forget its not really secure to the mono pod.... Just ordered one, Thanks Emm...

  4. Emilio

    I found something like this at WalMart for about $5.

    They sell a cheap monopod in their sporting goods section that has a "V" Yoke at the top meant for stabilizing a rifle. The yoke comes off and reveals a 1/4-20 thread. The little product card even proclaims it as a feature, making the monopod usable for a camera as well as for a rifle.

    The monopod isn't great, but you'd get the yoke off of it for cheap and maybe you could use the monopod for a lightweight point-and-shoot or something.

    Unfortunately, I can't find a page online for the stick, but I think you can find them at any WalMart with a halfway decent sporting goods section.

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