Excerpt: There was a time when products were what they were supposed to be, not no more! Was wondering how come base plate didn't come with lock set screws. Answer, base plate made out of plastic (not magnesium). Very dissapointed. They are also moving some of the fabrication to China. How sad (no prejudice intended).
Excerpt: Although it was designed with videographers in mind I use it mostly for taking pictures when I cannot use a tripod. The feet help stabilize my camera & give me good mobility to track my subject
Excerpt: A monopod with little feet!! Great for stability, like sports shoots or sunsets, where the camera must remain still. (tighten the lower ball). I tried a few monopods, to me, this is the best one on the market, add a good ball-head and this can really make a light gear shoot go easily. Having the soft feet is also nice for basketball shoots as they don't scratch or dig into the gym floors. But I also can fold them up and get a solid grip on the ground.
Excerpt: High Quality Monopod, exceptional build quality. I trust Manfrotto; this product specifically is made in Italy. Using this in conjuction with my Manfrotto MV500AH Fluid Head. Works very nicely with this monopod; once you screw it on you dont really have to worry about it loosening up when you are panning ( that was orginally one of my concerns but I found it to be a non issue). If you plan on doing super long exposures you prolly will also want to get a tripod as well.
Excerpt: I have used this monopod for shooting Youth League Football games with a Nikon D810 w/ 70-200mm lens. I love the fluid head and feet at the bottom. It allows smooth movement when following the subject. Even with the extra features, the monopod is still relatively lightweight. Great for shooting photos or video. Build quality is great, with adjustability. The only Con I probably have is that it doesn't collapse as small as I would like it.
Excerpt: Awesome to use for any application! Outdoor sports to weddings, this monopod can handle almost any situation you throw at it. It is very durable and its many features are what make it a first choice for ANY photographer.