I am off on my travels next week (20th) and I have a bit of a dilemma. I am taking my camera gear, of course, but I am wondering whether to take my carbon fibre tripod or a monopod instead.
The tripod isn't heavy, but it takes up room in my rucksack, and I wonder if I'd be better off taking a monopod instead. I don't want to not take some kind of support as I do tend to get camera shake even with a lightweight lens such as the 400mm f5.6.
I am not taking a scope with me (takes up too much room and is extra weight), so I don't think a tripod is absolutely essential, but I do want to take the best photos possible.