Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
I'm with fotch I perfer tripods with my still cameras and slow speeds.

Monopods aren't meant as a replacement for tripods, they're meant as a replacement for handholding.

The last place I used mine was sitting in the packed stands of a basketball gym for a college graduation. Hand hold or monopod were the only options.

Wedding receptions, street photography, and climbing the Astoria Column (Astoria, OR) are all examples of places where monopods can work well and tripods might be a bit out of place.

I like tripods too but monopods really do have a niche they can fill, and its a big niche; most people I know handhold and avoid flash far too long.