Originally Posted by dudemanppl
Wat... A direct connection to the monopod would be a hell of a lot more secure. Monopod heads make no sense to me. If you need it to rotate, and your lens doesn't have a tripod collar, you are weaksauce.
No, the lens has a lens collar to permit rotation. I shoot most of my field stuff kneeling, and it turns out that the most stable orientation of a monopod when kneeling is with the monopod at an angle pointing away from you, hence the need to tilt the camera lens to accomodate this orientation.
I also often carry a monopod while birding. Here it's necessary to tilt the lens/camera up to hit targets in trees.
I guess you don't shoot stuff like field sports or wildlife. If you did, this would be obvious to you.