See this MiceChat posting here: http://micechat.com/forums/showthread.p ... 00659.html I hate to post to another forum but they have a pic of the restriction that they are planning on enforcing. I can't find confirmation at the official site - they don't seem to have the same fervor for press releases like us Yankees do. As for it: There is more than meets the eye here. I'm used to no-tripod bans (Smithsonian, along with no flashes) for various reasons, but no monopods for safety too? Maybe it's just a cultural thing. How many people have you seen stateside with tripods during the day - P&S mounted on it. And they aren't using it to be included in the picture.