Excerpt: Overall, this is a robust monopod. It replaces a lighter carbon fiber monopod that my kids broke while using it as a light saber. With this one, similar application might result in an ER visit.
Excerpt: I have used the monopod several times since I received it. I have shot animals at a zoo, two lacrosse games and several birds in the backyard. I can't believe I waited this long to get a quality monopod till now. Great piece of equipment plus amazing price.
Excerpt: This is an update to my 2-18-16 review.
Like I said, the product is great. But it took 34 days, that's right, THIRTY FOUR DAYS, for Manfrotto to get back to me!! Since that time, since I figured I'd never hear from them, I bought a new monopod from, of course, B&H.
Excerpt: I wanted a good monopod and started reading reviews on numerous websites, before purchasing this product. Naturally you going to see both pros and cons. I found that the pros outnumbered the cons and that the cons to me would not effect my decision to make the purchase.
Excerpt: I borrowed the carbon fiber one from a friend but had to give it back. I mistakenly thought this was the same one by the photos, so it's my fault. I love the monopod but it's beefy though so just beware. Holds my 7d Mk II and 70-200 with ease.