Excerpt: When fully extended, leg does not lock firmly, so there is play in the joints. If you extend just shy of the full length for each segment then it will lock firmly, but this is a hassle. Will be returning.
Excerpt: The Induro AM34 Alloy 8M monopod is an awesome monopod. It is sturdy, extends easily, is only .2 of a pound heavier than the equivalent carbon fiber monopod from Induro. Don't think that because this monopod is made in China that it is cheap and flimsy, cause its not.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: The induro 34AM is easy to use Quarter turn to release (expand) It's lightweight and easily holds my Canon 400 2.8. It's also less expensive than other comparable monopod s, I believe because Induro is not as big of a name as other companies such as Monfrotto.
Pros: Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction