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8.7 out of 10

Giottos MM8660

Great Deal: $159.95

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Overall 8
8.0

Looks can be Deceiving

Camoman, B&H Photo
20 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm a somewhat hardcore Outdoor Photographer in NYC This Monopod is a delight to use for weight,strength For shooting Nature, Macro Photography hard to beat I like to use a 3 Way Panning Head with my Monpopods This type of Panning Head makes Vertical Shots easy The only time a Monopod may be a Negative would be When you are using a Long Lens where lateral moving Would hamper your steadiness
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but it's no Gitzo.

Gareth, B&H Photo
17 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this as it was carbon fiber, folds down very small, and was a reasonable price. Having had it for about a year I can say this. The top two twist locks have to be twisted all of the way out before the leg will move. you then have to screw them all of the way back in to lock them off. the feel of this is soft and it doesn't really feel locked. It doesn't feel very secure, and is certainly no G lock. Even slik locks off better.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Reasonably priced
  • Cons: Unstable, Unstable Joints, Weak Clamps
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Overall 10
10

STRONG & EASY TO USE

Black Bear, B&H Photo
11 July 2011
  • Excerpt: My camera with lens is very heavy .. and my hand shakes .. this helps me get better pictures .. I can also use it as a walking stick instead of having to carry it when walking in the woods!
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Problems out of the package

Adorama
4 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Had to return it due to defects in manufacturing. Immediately I noticed the camera was wobbly mounted on a Giottos ball head. The head mount was loose - apparently the glue used in the monopod didn't hold. Makes me nervous about ordering a replacement so I returned it for a refund.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Carrying a monopod for a month is easy

Doug, B&H Photo
10 August 2009
  • Excerpt: I purchased this carbon fiber monopod and it was the best investment when you don't want to lug a tripod all day. I was in Germany for a month traveling everyday with the lightweight carbon monopod from Giottos and it was small enough to fit in my camera bag.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

very sturdy

Jim, B&H Photo
18 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Great product for some of the heavier camera setups. Very well built.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Light, sturdy, solid construction

Adorama
29 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Collapsed, it's quite short and easy to carry on my backpack. Legs lock up tightly and don't slip. Very sturdy. The lightness is a huge plus when carrying it around for any length of time. I use it with a belt holster to keep it shorter, which works quite well. You don't have to worry about hitting people with it when it's only partially extended. Worth every penny.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Just about perfect

Steve, B&H Photo
2 October 2008
  • Excerpt: I got this to stabilize shots on hikes, etc. when I didn't want to lug the tripod. It's got a very beefy feel to it, but even with an attached ball-head, it's less than 2 pounds. I'm 5'9" and only extend the bottom section a little bit to get the viewer on my D80 eye-level. It's nice and short and should be easy to pack when I take my next airline trip.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
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