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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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28. STRING MONOPOD

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THIS IS ONE of the lightest-weight camera support systems you’ll ever use. The concept is to use a string or a cord as the support. But, rather than the camera resting on top of a monopod, you pull “up” on the string to provide stability. This design uses a cord tensioner to adjust the length of the cord near the camera, rather than requiring you to bend down to adjust the length near your foot.

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Parts List (Figure 28.1)

  • 1/4″-20 eye bolt or camera quick-release plate with finger tightening screw
  • String or 550 paracord, 84″ long ...

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