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9.1 out of 10

Velbon UP-400DX

Great Deal: $44.95

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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice but prefer professional level

Scott B, B&H Photo
22 September 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it

CT, B&H Photo
10 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Lightweight and durable. Agree with other reviews. Had to remove strap in windy conditions to eliminate extraneous sound and vibration. Strap this thing to your camera bag and get to work.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid

Anon, Adorama
17 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Solid and easy-to-use. Carry strap hardware makes noise in wind.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Everything I Need in a Monopod

James, B&H Photo
8 March 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

very nice for the price!

Hernan Monroy, B&H Photo
26 September 2012
  • Excerpt: is very good for the price, but a little weak in the head
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Weak Clamps
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Overall 10
10

Tall enough for a 6'5" man to use

Iceman, B&H Photo
29 November 2011
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Lots of bang for a smaller buck

Side Kick, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Could be more sturdy full
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for that money

Matur Kino Studio, B&H Photo
19 August 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Value

Jeff, B&H Photo
29 June 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Convenient monopad

Randy, B&H Photo
26 January 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact, Strong Construction
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