I'm looking for a good monopod for hiking with my Ricoh GRD3 and Sigma DP1s and DP2s, and at times with my Olympus E-PL1 and 14-150mm lens. Any specific recommendations appreciated. Same for a ballhead to go with, unless there are monopods that connect directly to the camera via screw. If not then what camera plate to go with too? Right now I have a generic small one, but I'm wondering if there are better options. Finally, I'm checking online everyday, but can't wait for that DP1x!!! Thanks!