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4.0 out of 5 stars Tough built, 29 July 2014
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This review is from: Manfrotto MVM500A Aluminum Fluid Monopod with 500 Head (Accessory)
This monopod is really nice, although in my opinion it's clearly overpriced. It seems sturdy enough though. You will have to "lube the ball" :-D on the bottom, otherwise it will make crackling noise that travels through the entire monopod; it also prevents from a smooth camera pan (which is why I bought this monopod in the first place). Besides, this little annoyance causes horrible noises in any attached mic. So be prepared to buy a WD40; then all will be good and dandy. Strangely, there's a 3/8 screw mount on the side (why not 1/4?), but finding an adaptor is easy and it's cheap, so no real trouble there. I've ordered a "magic arm" to hold an LCD monitor. The monopod feels a bit too heavy if you want to "run and gun"; after 6 hours of strolling around Malmö my hands were sore. The bottom retraceable feet are helping a bit, but I find it hard to retrace to the upright position, as you need to drag a strong spring-loaded latch at every one of them and push at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product and Service, 6 May 2014
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This is an amazing product, I've tried countless tripods and the monopod exceeded all expectations. After working out instructions it really is quite simple to set up. Amazing for pans and tilts, perfect both amateur and pro film-makers. Arrived very fast in perfect condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best monopod I have used, 15 Jun 2014
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Amazing video monopod! This has now been used on 3 or 4 video productions and I havnt been let down yet.

My only issue is finding the alen key to loosen the foot to a desirable level was tricky it would have been nice if it was provided. But once I found one adjusting the foot allows to to create more versatile shots than ever possible with your standard tripod.

Note: it's not a tripod replacement but as a second camera nominating option amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, 31 July 2013
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This fluid head with monopod is just what I wanted, although after reading many reviews and product info on the Manfrotto website, I was a little disappointed that when placed on my photo tripod which is also a Manfrotto, that it was not possible to pan round only up and down. I was lead to understand that this head was suitable for any photo tripod as it is flat based.
Other than this I am very happy with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's really pragmatic., 21 Mar 2014
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I wanted to purchase a Manfrotto monopod with 701HD head, but apparently, that head is no more produced by manufacture, while the leg kept the same. I'm not sure comparing to the 701HD, which one is better, they have probably the same performance, but this 500 head looks bigger.
This is an excellent kit that helps to shoot fast and steady rather than just hand held.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Manfrotto MVM500A Aluminium Fluid Monopod, 5 Mar 2014
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I am extremely pleased with the Manfrotto MVM500A, the panning and tilting is very smooth and I can get very smooth shots with my dslr. The price is a bit high in my opinion, but it is a top-notch product from manfrotto so you pay for quality.

It is a pity that the head does not pan (the panning in the monopod happens in the fluid cartridge at the bottom), meaning when you want to use the head on a slider, you won't be able to pan with it. So it's quite useless in that case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great item, 29 Oct 2013
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There were n instructions in the box, but these were eventually sent
My husband loves the item, finds it easy to use
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