Summary: This looked to be a sturdy product and a good value. When unpacked to assemble I found the connections to be plastic and deformed. The head fitting was to shallow to accept the main shafts screw on connection. The threading on the main shaft connection was difficult to fit into my camera directly.
Summary: Do not buy this if you are looking for the 90 degree swivel mount. My unit came with a different mount that worked for me as a 70 degree +/- adjustment to do self portrait shots. but is does not look or act like the pictured 90 degree mount.
Pros: The mono-pod stick is fine for a value option.
Cons: The mount is all molded plastic and the relatively soft base is augured (profanity to use the sc re wed word) onto a threaded post. This failed after a few hours of rigorous use and I had to repair it with a locknut and some JB weld.
Summary: Good quality, good value monopod. Quicker, more compact to use than a tripod, its uses are limited to a few photo situations. Best feature: movable camera connector head for tilting camera. Worst feature: too many collapsible sections for my taste; I always keep the smallest one collapsed, so that's it's a sturdy 4'.
Excerpt: for video its so light that its not a shlep when I'm not ussing it -- but surprisingly easy to deploy and use when I need it. <br /><br />I thought about a longer one, but they were much heavier and more expensive.<br /><br />I handles my 3.5-4lb. camera -- and it comes w a decent qik release (but I wish that same release was availble as an accesserie -- so I could swap between tripods etc)<br /><br />for how inexpensive it is though, fantasric deal
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
Summary: Monopod is easy to carry, sturdy, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a monopod. A minor drawback is that at max height, it can feel a bit unsteady. Leaving just an inch of overlap between the bottom (smallest) two sections can resolve this issue. This still allows the monopod to extend to near 70 inches and feel rock solid. I will probably never need it to be taller than 68 inches ( I am just over 6 ft tall), so this is not an issue for me.