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A superb monopod at a great price
on 14 July 2015
This monopod from Manfrotto isn't hugely expensive, but taking this out of the box for the first time you could be mistaken for thinking it's more costly than it is, very solid feeling in the hand. Slightly different design for this tubing is alloy with a D shape (flat side) this is evidently for improved durability/strength in the tubes. 4 sections in total with a min collapsed size of just under 49cm, fully extended it's about 151.5cm in length long enough for most users even taller ones.
Included is an adjuster for the leg locks this is clipped onto the tubes, simply open the locks out and you can tweak the tightness for each of the 3. Top platform is a larger strong plastic, a hand strap is just under (this can be rotated around) the foam grip is harder and resistant to damage but grippy enough to hold the monopod securely. One clever element is the build in 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch threads it takes both sizes with a spring loaded action.
Very happy with this for the price it's vastly better than you might expect (finishing is first class in every respect) it's capable of holding up to 5KG more than enough even for fairly weighty lenses. You don't get a head included or a case, but I wouldn't expect one for this price. Comes highly recommended it's light, extends a good height and is very well made indeed. Another winner from Manfrotto