Summary: I just recieved this wonderful monopod, very sturdy, well built & Strong. It is 21" when collapsed. I use it for my Nikon D90 with Sigma 50-500mm!!! it can manage the weight but you must always catch the camera and not just the monopod - because of the flexible rotated head -. Overall, this is the best you can have with the price. I recommend it. Visit me on: [...
Summary: Was searching for an alternative to dragging my tripod around, for use with the Nikon D60 using the 55-200 lens. After lots of research regarding monopods, I settled on the Velbon RUP-43 due to the price point, as well as, the Velbon name. I have had some Velbon tripods in my past 35mm SLR life and found them to be relative well built. This monopod did not disappoint me, I find that it is well built, very sturdy and the ball head works very well.
A superb secondary purchase for serious amateur photographers
M. Azar "Entertainment Aficionado", Amazon
6 May 2009
Summary: After hearing many testimonies about how a monopod helped out photographers that did not want to deal with the bulk of a tripod, I decided to look up the highest rated monopods on Amazon. Discovering the Velbon RUP-43, and noting that it should be able to support the weight of my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28, I purchased it right away. --- Now, it's been a little near six hundred photos later and I can say with assurance that this a well crafted piece of equipment.
S. Powers "I shoot my Boxers with a Canon!!", Amazon
24 March 2009
Summary: I bought this monopod especially for vacationing on South Padre Island, Texas. We are always on the go down there, and there is almost always a photo op somewhere. I normally keep my Canon XTi digital SLR mounted on the monopod, to steady the camera for spur of the moment shots. I have Parkinsons, so this accessory helps get rid of a lot of camera shake. My next gadget is going to be a remote shutter release, to get rid of all camera shake.
Summary: I purchased this monopod with the manfrotto 323 RC2 quick release plate. This combination has worked amazingly well with my E510 and 70-300mm zuiko. Monopod/ballhead is built very well especially considering the price paid... I recommend immediately buying the quick release with this monopod, even though it is actually about the same price as the monopod itself... it is well worth worth it... in fact, I couldn't imagine using this monopod without the quick release...
Summary: What matters most to me in tripods (and monopods) is length and feel. Velbon, at it's price has a very solid feel to it, and has right length. It is not the kind that collapses very small and can fit in a purse, I never owned one of those, as I suspect they are not as solid.
Summary: I am writing about this Velbon monopod as I am an owner of one! This monopod I purchased from amazon.com was for sport photography, and I choose this one because I saw it had the mobility and low weight that I have desired for. Not only does it come with those qualities, but I purposely bought this monopod because it has a swivel top, to go from a landscape mode, to a portrait mode in just seconds, and everything in-between.
Summary: This isn't as costly, small or light as many monopods but is a versatile, functional and adequate instrument for those seeking an inexpensive solution, starter set or just a spare to throw in the car. Weighing in at about a pound and a bit longer than a 1.5 feet this is a little larger and heavier than many others on the market but also a very inexpensive solution.