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Manfrotto MVM500A
9.1 out of 10

Manfrotto MVM500A

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto MVM500A

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Overall 10
10

Incredible!

E to the M, B&H Photo
11 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Super useful! Being in a run and gun situation and needing something to support the camera for long periods of time - this is the answer! Extremely sturdy and well made.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Ball joint sticks and clicks

gigih7, B&H Photo
10 November 2015
  • Excerpt: Its great if you are shooting DSRL video in a tight spot but don't need to pan. The shots are ALWAYS RUINED and UNUSABLE if you pan. Clicking sticking and popping at ball joint at bottom. At this price and the Manfrotto name this is totally unacceptable .
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Clicking On Panning, Unstable, Unstable Joints
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Overall 10
10

Good Stuff

Chicago Realtor, B&H Photo
2 November 2015
  • Excerpt: A beefy unit that was exactly what I was looking for.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing value

Typatt, B&H Photo
28 October 2015
  • Excerpt: The MVM500A has far surpassed my expectations. If I could improve it at all it would be to add a lockout function on the pan or at least some way of controlling the drag similar to the tilting portion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for weddings and events!

The Nick Laws, B&H Photo
7 October 2015
  • Excerpt: I was hesitant to spend this much money on a monopod, but I've used this model before and so finally I hit the buy button. If you're shooting video, this is the best tool in your arsenal. I use it 80% of the day when shooting weddings, concerts, and other events.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great for run and gun shooting!

Dan, B&H Photo
24 September 2015
  • Excerpt: This monopod is probably the best video-monopod you can get. It is well made and super smooth. I really have no real complaints about this. It is a bit heavy so if you are running round, it could start to way down a tad, but its not a huge issue. And I do wish it came with a carry case.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Manfrotto Fluid Aluminum Monopod

thekidbass, B&H Photo
24 September 2015
  • Excerpt: Was disappointed with this monopod. I was hoping to use it in place of a traditional tri-pod. I wanted to use it to record myself while performing on stage but due to the swivel feature at the base of the monopod, it will not lock in place and therefore be prone to tilting on its own and falling...
  • Pros: Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Non-locking Feature, Unstable, Unstable Joints
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Overall 4
4.0

Good monopod but terrible ball

birdie, B&H Photo
11 August 2015
  • Excerpt: Everything is good except its ball. It always clicked. No way to achieve smooth pan. It's the problem of friction. Manfrotto needs to redesign the bottom fluid ball.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Click, Unstable Joints
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Overall 10
10

As Good as a Monopod Can Get for Video at that Price

Scott - Film & Video, B&H Photo
28 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I really like this monopod! I used it on a video shoot the other day and I was impressed by its versatility. Okay, so it does have some quirks but I've been able to work around them so far.
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Overall 10
10

Highly recommended

ShadyMaple, B&H Photo
24 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Great monopod with a great head for panning. Buy this.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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