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63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod
Get the stability and support you need with this 63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod from Monoprice!
This monopod features a universal camera screw that will fit almost any camera. It can be extended out to up 63", but can be collapsed down to only 15" for easy transportation and storage. It weighs only 0.5 lbs and can support up to 11.0 lbs. A wristband at the top of the monopod can also be used for carrying it around as well as providing extra stability when taking pictures or video.
The monopod has an anti-slip rubber foot, so you can always be sure it stands right where you want it. The rubber foot can be twisted in order to adjust the level lock and extend the monopod to the exact length you need.
The head of the monopod can rotate 360 degrees so you can adjust the angle of your shot while still keeping the rubber feet planted firmly on the ground. A nylon carrying/storage bag is also included.
- User's Manual (Apr 2, 2013)
Something that should be added to the description. Not only does this come with a carry case, but it also included a belt holster pouch. For an inexpensive add-on for lighter weight cams you could pair this with the Monoprice 10268 Compact Camera Extender that has a 1/4" female threaded base and a 1/4" ball head. It makes a usable platform for a point & shoot with remote viewing / shooting app on a cell phone for high or awkward angle shots or videos. This extender will JUST fit in the top of the monopod's carry case to make it a very portable combo, and for under $30.
PROS: Easy to carry and use and serves it's intended purpose well.
The head is a standard screw with no adjustments. Monoprice includes a screw adapter for the larger screw attachment needs. With this I was able to added a Manfrotto 234RC tilting head, to give this monopod flexibility. Now I can have full motion while setting up a shot.
I would highly recommend this unit for the photographer who travels or needs a great light weight monopod. AND IT's PRICED RIGHT!!!
PROS: Small size very portable for travel.
Love the belt holster.
Unit comes with a secondary screw expander... that can allow use of optional heads to be installed.
Very secure locking between the telescoping sections.
Construction looks professional and well made. not cheap looking,
Price is excellent for this device.
CONS: Light weight design, use with normal lenses.
I gave it an 9 for the mounting head. it's ok it's a generic mount.
It took several minutes to get the hang of how the legs twist to lock and unlock to extend in 5 sections. Seems like I have the hang of it now although it is sometimes a little more difficult to twist the skinniest bottom section because of its skinniness.
The description about the rotating head is a little inaccurate. What rotates is the plastic ring the wrist strap is attached to. When the camera is mounted no part of the head that the camera mounts to, rotates. Unless you rotate the whole monopod. The specs in the instructions say the load capacity is 11 lbs. Can't test that claim since my camera and lens is nowhere near that. As long as everything is vertical should be supportive enough. The weakest point I see is the mechanism for tightening the sections in their extended positions. I could see extra weight (or even a normal camera weight) causing a poorly tightened section to cause it to collapse.
Overall, well worth the 25 dollars (with overnight shipping and a 10% discount) for the few times I feel I might need a monopod for my not so frequent camera use.
Would be nice if Monoprice offered a ball head to put on top of this.
PROS: Great height for me.
Rubber tip seems grippy yet durable and thick enough.
Nice bonus (I didn't know it came with it) belt pouch/support and associated D-ring.
Super fast overnight shipping. If there is no free shipping, then at least this overnight shipping is reasonably priced.
CONS: Leg extension and locking takes a bit of getting used to.
Very light also means the leg construction is very thin aluminum rolled into a tube shape. Definitely for light duty use. Seems frail enough that any rough use may end up bending a section, especially the thinnest bottom one.
It is not carbon fiber.
No free or cheaper shipping options.
PROS: Lightweight - easy to us - tall enough
CONS: none really. might take a little getting used to expanding and collapsing, but not hard to do.
It took me a few tries to figure out how to attach the camera, because there is a circular piece of plastic just below the post that spins freely, but I thought it tightened the threads. It turns out you turn the entire monopod for this. Now that know, its no problem. I'm not sure I'd use the belt holder, but it's a neat idea to just lodge the monopod in there rather than on the ground. That also took me a few tries because there are two spots the base of the monopod can fit, and one just goes straight through. Not sure my the second is there, but again, it's not a problem now that I know it.
I'm happy I bought it.
PROS: Feels very sturdy
Easy to adjust the height quickly
CONS: Small learning curve on attaching, and belt holder
PROS: Unbeatable for the price. Very clever rotate-and-click locking system for each section.
PROS: lightweight, well made, positive locking mechanisms, carry case and carabiner clip
CONS: none really - there's no swivel/ball joint at the mount point but not expected at this price.
The monopod is semi surprisingly strong. For the price I was not expecting such a solid build. The monopod is more then able to handle the weight of my DSLR or XH-A1. Even when they are weighted down with extra deceives.
That being said I gave the monopod a 9 because if you add to much weight or if you don't lock the legs just right the monopod will collapse on itself. The legs lock by turning them to the right.
Overall great product. Especially for the price.
PROS: Surprisingly Solid.
Comes with stabilization pouch.
CONS: Can come unlocked and collapse on itself with to much weight.
PROS: light weight, very small great for a professional Photographers.
CONS: None at this time.
PROS: Light weight and very compact. Reasonable value for the quality
CONS: Not the highest build quality or strongest in materials.