Excerpt: this lever lock design requires periotic tightening with supplied allen-wrench. the screw heads have a very shallow depth for the wrench to seat in.. recognizing this I was very careful, going very slowly, solid pressure, just when I thought I had the knack, the slightest slip made me strip the...
Excerpt: Have used this about a year and the top section came off and the upper clamp is loose. Constantly have to tighten the allen screw and eventually it stripped. Might be okay for a 70-200 but NOT for a 400 2.8.
Study, height adjusts quickly, but a bit "ephemeral"
ND, B&H Photo
27 August 2015
Excerpt: The MML 3290B does what I want it to do. It easily holds my Nikon D7100 + 80-400 VR, and I'm confident that it will support something much heavier. It is light enough for me to carry for hours.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong construction
Excerpt: I purchased this monopod because it extends to 74" and supports 33 lbs. After using it about 6 times the top section separated from the lower section while I was extending it with a $ camera and lens attached. I got lucky and didn't drop the section when they separated.
Excerpt: Just wanted to respond to the reviewer who commented that there was no place to store the allen wrench. Yes, you are right. I slid mine under the foam collar at the top of the mono and it is never going to be lost.