Excerpt: Carbon fiber is lighter than aluminum and works without gloves in cold weather; also dampens vibration better than aluminum. I like it very much and only wish it had a tripod base about 1 foot tall to help me and my camera stay upright.
Excerpt: Exactly what I needed ... lightweight, sturdy and easy to use clamps to extend the pole quickly. In the two weeks I've had it, I've taken it around Manhattan at night and then for sunset photos on Florida's Gulf coast.
Excerpt: Very nice, light-weight monopod. The technical polymer top disk is 60mm in diameter and has 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 coaxial threads. The carbon fiber is not cold to the touch like aluminum. The fasteners are die-cast aluminum. A small snap-on plastic wrench is supplied to adjust the locks.
Excerpt: It says on the monopod carbon composite.Everywhere else on the box and web site carbon fiber. So what Manfrotto seems to be doing is selling it as carbon fiber, then when I received it it a mixture of composite.Vitex the main company of Gitzo and Manfrotto ,it seem to be the cheap composite goes in...
Excerpt: I got this monopod because it's light enough to not cause my 400 2.8 to tip over if I set it down on the hood. My Aluminum monopod was too heavy for the lens to balance, even with a body attached.
Excerpt: I've learned to buy the better quality items in life. This is no exception. This carbon fiber is far superior to the aluminum Monopods and Tripods. They don't dent if you accidentally bang it against something. The build quality and beauty is first rate.