is there some type of plate i can mount on my 1/4inch threaded male that usually attaches to the bottom of my plate on my camera that will allow me to tilt as i can on a normal tripod. i want to be able to bring my monopod down to the shortest length, about 2ft and brace it against my waist, only way to do that on that angle is to be able to have some sort of tilt piece that goes on the monopod and that piece has a 1/4in male that then goes into my camera base. hope im being clear. someone has to have this out there
I have a Manfrotto 234RC on my monopod just for this purpose and it works great with a DSLR with battery grip and heavy lenses. That should make it sufficient for an EX-1/1R and possibly EX-3. Sometimes I just lock it at 90 degrees and use my monopod as a handlebar for the camera for extra stability.
It's cheap, too. B&H has 'em for under $45 and your local camera store probably does as well.