I'd like a little advice regarding a suitable monopod. My kit is a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400 zoom. It is unlikely that I will purchase a larger lens in the future, although a 430 flash may soon be added.
The main use will be for bird photography where the light may be poor and require a slow shutter speed. For example, rainforest situations where I'm walking around looking for subjects. It may also be used at airshows to provide a little stability.
My 100-400 has a collar and threaded foot that was supplied with the lens. I believe that most monopods are sold with a flat plate and bolt onto which you attach either the lens or camera. Is there any advantage in buying accessories such as tilt- or ball-heads (I think I've used the correct terminology) ?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Life List : 481 (Southern Cassowary, Etty Bay, QLD, Oct., 2016)