Excerpt: While I like this product, I realized I needed something a little more professional and went with one with sturdy mini-feet. For someone just out shooting pictures casually, this is a great mono-pod. The tilt head is a necessity if you're shooting sports or activity.
Excerpt: This monopod was everything that I was looking for. I love the tilt head. It makes high/low angle shots a lot easier. I love the height range too. It can be tiny or really tall. My only criticism is that it doesn't seem very tough. I wouldn't put anything heavier than a DSLR with a long lens on it. For me, that's fine, because I got it for use with my DSLR, but someone looking for a monopod to use with a heavier camera might want something more heavy duty.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Tilt Head
Excerpt: Great overall monopod...being a 6'3" man I had been looking for a monopod that could fit me and with this Velbon UP-400DX it stretches to an outstanding 66.5", also shrinks down to a compact size for traveling. The head on it is very smooth in moving up and down...no jerky movement. I did remove the shoulder strap due to it moving around in the wind when trying to use the video mode on my Canon T3i it tends to make some noise.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Used the monopod first time at a wedding. Very handy if you can't afford a steadicamset up. Made long shoot periods less tiring holding the video camera and still allowed for quick movement to get the perfect shots.
Excerpt: I bought it to use with my Sony AX2000E. I wanted to make my shots steadier using this monopod, it was almost the cheapest one. I didn't actually use it. It seems flimsy and too long to put it in monopod belt pouch. At full length it's long enough, longer than most people. I ordered an Manfrotto monopod with folding base and die cast ball head. I'll present this item to somebody.
Excerpt: Compact and Lightweight. Good value for a monopod with a quick release plate. I use it for event video work, so the strap was useless. The strap is attached by a metal screw and clip that for some reason kept spinning when I tried to take it off, so I used a bolt cutter to take it off. I also had to cut off the straps from the other end because they wouldn't come off any other way.
Excerpt: This is my first monopod, and I don't have any problems with it. What I like about this monopod: The handle can be adjusted/removed easily. Tilting has some resistance that makes it tilt smoothly. The quick release is easy to use.