To: POP Editor
Subject: Monopods

Reading the July issue you suggested some things to help Marie Hayes with her arm problems. I have hand tremors and the system I’m using is great. I use a Bogen 685B NeoTec Monopod, With a Bogen 322RC2 Grip set up to be griped with the left hand. (I tried it set up for the right hand, but using it with the left hand allows you to always hold the camera with your right). I also use a Newton Camera Rotator Bracket. I shoot weddings and find it a wonderful, though a little heavy, combination and with the quick release not all that cumbersome. With hand tremors weight is your friend (Canon IS lenses are good but sometimes I need more help).

—Jim Liessmann