Excerpt: Excellent inexpensive monopod capable of holding large lenses. I use this to stabilize telephoto lenses with and without IS/OS/VC in low light. I last used it at a choir with a 200mm lens on APS-C that lacked stabilization, the monopod adds a few stops of shutter relief.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a monopod, this is pretty simple and effective. I like that it only has 3 segments to extend rather than most that have 5. The only complain I have is that it doesn't have the ability to separate the screw on section to the camera...
Excerpt: This my first experience with a Benro product. I was very impressed with the quality this Aluminum Monopod by Benro. It is really light weight. This is also my very first monopod. I love it. An it collapses to about 18 inches in overall length.
Excerpt: I use it primarily with my Tokina 80-400, the ring mount on the lens eliminates the need for a tilt head. The construction is very sturdy and versatile. The nutdriver to tighten the clamp lock is clipped to the top shaft, but a good initial set-up should not make tightening in the field necessary.
Excerpt: I used this monopod to support a lightweight (by my standards) video rig. I found that it occasionally would slowly collapse, i.e. the sections didn't lock tightly enough. I simply tightened the nuts a little bit and it worked fine. The monopod is very light and the design seems very solid.