on 23 May 2013
Sturdy, compact, lightweight and pleasing on the eye. I packed this for holiday to Cambodia and found it a doddle to use during the varying demands from sunrise to indoor shots. I used it with the matching head with quick-release plate - easily recommended for the price and construction.
on 21 October 2013
The monopod is all the things you would hope it would be ; extremely lightweight but very strong. It feels well built, from quality materials. I think the price is good too.
If you use a mixture of freehand photography, and tripod based photography, then this is a very nice compromise; the monopod takes care of the mass of the body and lens, but without legs sticking out to trip over and get in the way. Very useful.
on 20 May 2015
Relatively light weight due to carbon tubing, but strong. Feels solid and secure. Cunning spring-loaded screw is compatible with probably all cameras, and the top plate is a decent size and strong. Collapses down to a good length that doesn't get in the way too much, and still fits in many bags/luggage when travelling. Can more or less be used as a walking pole too, though its not intended for that (some other monopods are). The sections lock securely and at any extension. This pod can support a seriously heavy camera set-up.
If I have one niggle, its that the release levers have slightly sharp edges that can hurt fingers when releasing/locking. I might have to take a bit of fine sandpaper to them to smooth them off a bit more.
I now use this with the quick release/tilt head with two camera bodies.