Ok.. we use the fiberglass tapered segments HD pole. This pole is telescoping. Means you pull out the inner section until it friction grips tight the next tapered section until all sections are extended. The 5d weight is heavy.. but easily pushed up to full height. The pole is light weight fiberglass. Each section is "Pinned" into place so that it will not accidently collapse.
MrotatorHCarbon" Mrotator for "High" Panoramas
Carbon Fiber STACKABLE.
The HS and HC are stackable and the 5d is too heavy for this pole. The HS is certainly too flexable at the top for the 5d weight.
Stackable means you lift and place 1 section at a time on top of the lower section. Stackables are good for light weight cameras.
After 1 year Canon 5d use, my choice would be the Fiberglass HD. As for Rotator, you do not need one for the HD. It has a built inside foot plate clickable rotator that works very well. For the 5d I would use 3 or 4 shot click stops. You will need some device like the Sigma 8 RingT to connect the camera to the top of the pole using a 3/8" diameter threaded screw
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