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Dolica WT-1003 67-Inch Lightweight Monopod by Review Summary ,  Aug 2, 2015

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Dolica WT-1003 67-Inch Lightweight Monopod
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 892 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 1.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   above average
Quick5.0   above average
Speed5.0   exceptional
Value5.0   average
Light4.8   above average
Quality4.8   above average
Price4.7   average
Rubber4.7   average
Simple4.7   average
Weight4.7   average
Video4.6   above average
Handle4.5   average
Heavy4.4   above average
Lens4.4   exceptional
Size4.4   average
Accessory4.3   average
Image4.3   average
Mount4.3   above average
DSLR4.2   average
Fit4.2   below average
Stability4.2   average
Tripod4.1   average
Strap3.8   average


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Accessory

Accessory:
"Not only is it great photo accessory, also worked as a walking stick."
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"Want to buy a good accessory, and to know that your team is not at risk, I recommend this, it is lightweight and very strong."
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"The case it comes with fits it perfectly, but becomes useless if you add a ballhead or any other accessory."
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"Very Cool Great accessory to have"
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"Great accessory for a good price."
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"A great accessory for anyone's camera bag."
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"A great accessory to easily have on hand when you need it."
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Compact

Compact:
"nice compact size"
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"Very sturdy yet compact and easy to carry."
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"He is very very happy with it it's very light compact and you could take it with you anywhere you want to go."
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"The Dolica also comes in a nice, compact bag which is extremely portable."
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"Does exactly what it's supposed to do and compacts to a nice size that fits nicely into it's own pouch."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"After a few uses it was unable to hold the weight of my dslr and would stink down"
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"My DSLR's onboard audio is a terrible 11,000 Hz and does not support inputs of any kind."
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"While this is not a replacement for a light tripod it is a terrific tool for instant stabilization for a dslr or light video camera."
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"Only tried it doing some test shot with my dslr and the camcorder and so far worked good."
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"It also works great to stabilize a heavy dslr."
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"This product would be just a bit better if it allowed a quick release mount for dslr at the top, but still very good without it."
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"This is a huge fail, glue should not be the only thing holding the screw in place...Why I gave it 2 stars: it worked for a few weeks very nicely, very solid base, I am tall, 6' 4 and had no problems with the height of it, plus it is strong for heavy DSLR's, I use a D300s with huge zoom lens, or portrait lens."
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Fit

Fit:
"I have a Dolica tripod and the only complaint I have is that the head of the tripod doesn't fit on the monopod."
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"The only negative is that the monopod will not fit in its nifty little bag with the head connected."
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"Sure, the fit and finish isn't perfect, but I really don't care."
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"Unfortunately the monopod will not fit in the case with the ball-head attached."
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"I bought a ball-mount attachment separately (also great), but now the monopod doesn't fit in its carrying case (mildly annoying, but no big deal)."
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"I broke the bolt out of the head and epoxied a proper fitting one in, so didn't waste my money."
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"The case it comes with fits it perfectly, but becomes useless if you add a ballhead or any other accessory."
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"Nice fit and finish."
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"Fit perfectly with my Nikon D5200."
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"My old Nikon D50 with my 70-300 zoom fits well on it."
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"The monopod's case was a nice bonus, fits it like a glove."
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Handle

Handle:
"The GoPro is to be mounted below the handle and strap, which is very inconvenient and not at all ideal."
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"I have had the foam handle slide a bit, but that was probably my fault."
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"Excellent monopod...can easily handle my Nikon SLR w long lens....added a quick release to make it easy to use."
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"Sturdy and easy to handle"
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"Nice foam grip handle too."
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"This thing works great and easily handles a Dolica G100 head, Canon 7D MkII plus Tamaron 150-600 lens - a lot of weight."
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"It also makes the camera much more easy to handle when I'm moving around while doing a shot."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"That didn't work so well because the camera I later purchased was too heavy for the ball head mount."
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"Not too heavy and not to light -easier to carry than a tripod"
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"It is a big difference when you see the item in the computer, and another when you have it in your hand,I just want to say that I love it, it feel solid but it is not heavy, so thank you"
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"It also works great to stabilize a heavy dslr."
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"Good Quality monopod but I feel little too heavy for use it as a handheld selfie stick."
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"great for a heavy lens."
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"This is a huge fail, glue should not be the only thing holding the screw in place...Why I gave it 2 stars: it worked for a few weeks very nicely, very solid base, I am tall, 6' 4 and had no problems with the height of it, plus it is strong for heavy DSLR's, I use a D300s with huge zoom lens, or portrait lens."
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Image

Image:
"its hard to tell from the pic, but it works."
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"Not only is it great photo accessory, also worked as a walking stick."
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"SOOOO much easier to take quality pics with this"
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"Great monopod when I go out for some wildlife pics (esp."
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"Perfect for my uses, which is non-professional action vid and pics."
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"My camera is a point and click and this monopod helped make the photo process easier."
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"I shot many images, both hand-held and with this monopod, and the monopod-supported images were Excellent !"
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Lens

Lens:
"I tried it with a Canon 5D mark III and a 300mm zoom lense and it didn't went that well."
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"I unscrew it as move to another location because I am not comfortable with screwing the camera + lens on and just carry it all and hoping the screw and the pod doesn't bend or break loose just yet."
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"I would rather spend the money on buying a sturdier monopod then paying to replace a broken lens or camera body."
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"Excellent monopod...can easily handle my Nikon SLR w long lens....added a quick release to make it easy to use."
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"In my use, I use my smaller cameras such as my X100, but larger SLRs will work perfectly fine if you are using lighter lenses."
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"I don't use giant telescopic lens, so can't comment on how it works with large lenses, but with medium tele lenses and a full frame body, it works perfect."
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"I would highly recommend it for any camera with a telephoto lens of 300mm or less."
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"great for a heavy lens."
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Light

Light:
"Was worried that it would be to light."
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"Not too heavy and not to light -easier to carry than a tripod"
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"Does what it supposed to do, material is good, pretty light weight, however the printing is not that good, 4 star"
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"Great for travel: light and very quickly expanded or collapsed."
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"Work well, strong and light, it doesn't get any better at this price range"
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"Small & light, but easily extends a long way to get the pix I need."
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"Light and easily packable if necessary."
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"While this is not a replacement for a light tripod it is a terrific tool for instant stabilization for a dslr or light video camera."
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Mount

Mount:
"You will need a 1 4 NC Female to 3 8 NC Male adapter to mount a ball head on this....My complaints are....I really wish the case bag was a little bit longer so I could keep the ball head mounted to the monopod while storing the assembly in the bag case....Also, the wrist strap leash is way too small for adult hands."
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"Unfortunately you can't pack the mini-ball mount in the same case but that's a small work-around."
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"I read other reviews about not being able to unscrew the mount from cameras, so I made sure to get a separate ball head with a quick release plate."
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"Provides a good amount of stability but could use a swivel mount which I think can be purchased separately."
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"I also purchased a mini-ball head mount, attaches to the monopod easily and gives me all the flexibility of camera positioning that the more expensive models touted."
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"i had to make a few modifications to accommodate my go-pro mount, but all in all this is a great monopod."
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"Good and sturdy but the opening and closing is not so smooth and needs effort and the foam placed for comfort actually moves from its position easily while we are trying to mount and unmount the camera."
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"This product would be just a bit better if it allowed a quick release mount for dslr at the top, but still very good without it."
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Price

Price:
"I was expecting something flimsy that just gets the job done for the price, but this is actually a professional quality piece of equipment."
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"For the price, you cant go wrong getting this little guy."
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"Hard to beat for the price."
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"For the price, it is hard to beat."
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"It is not the best monopod out but for the money, it works great."
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"For the very low price I can't imagine anyone not being very happy with this monopod."
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"Good price as well."
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"What can you say, this is a great monopod at a great price point."
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"For the price a great item."
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"Very good price."
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"Easy decision at this low price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The build quality is not the best."
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"good quality, but don't work with go pro...I am really disappointed about this..."
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"The build quality, while not in the excelent range, is Very good and much-much better than what you would expect if you base your expectations on the price."
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"SOOOO much easier to take quality pics with this"
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"Great quality."
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"Excellent quality and priced right! "
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"Great quality and durability."
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"Very good value for the quality."
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Quick

Quick:
"Excellent monopod...can easily handle my Nikon SLR w long lens....added a quick release to make it easy to use."
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"Sets up quick and easy to 'post up' while in viewing stands or in standing crowds without having to hassle with a bi or tri pod."
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"Easily adjustable, quick adjustments while shooting."
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"The clip locks are to tight to be easy to flip open and closed to make quick setup adjustments, but they still hold without slipping at all."
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"Great for quick photo's."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"Has a pointed metal foot with screw-out rubber to prevent this metal point damaging delicate surfaces."
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"It also features a small metal spike (not deathly sharp, so you can't impale anyone with it) in the foot for added grip for outdoor photography, but the spike can be effectively retracted by turning the rubber foot on its threads until it extends further than the spike."
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"Rubber foot grip is also very good, I never use the spike."
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"The monopod joins to the camera well, and the rubber bumper on the foot is easy to use or retract and allow the spike to dig in."
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"It is nice that is has an adjustable foot with a spike for outdoors and a rubber shoe for indoors or flat hard ground."
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"Easy to adjust height and has a adjustable spike or rubber foot on the bottom."
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Simple

Simple:
"That could easily be fixed by adding a ball or pan tilt head, but then that would compromise the simple, solid feel."
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"Simple, stable, and easy to use."
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"It has a ton of height adjustment to get it just where you want it and the clamp type adjusters on them make it really simple to adjust and it holds well."
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"Simple well made and works great."
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"I have an older generation GoPro and obviously had to purchase a simple, cheap adapter of sorts to be able to attache my camera."
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"Wish they had a model purely for the GoPro so it didn't need to be modified, but hey, it was pretty simple."
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Size

Size:
"This is a very god product, the problem of the screw size was solved contacting the provider and then they send me the adapter without payment."
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"But that is a pretty small problem."
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"Within the first minute having out of the box, the small strap broke."
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"I have only one small negative, and it may not be one for smaller people."
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"Small & light, but easily extends a long way to get the pix I need."
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"If you are not dropping names nor have a dire need to be super light this thing goes high but stays small for well under 20 bucks."
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"Well made easy to use folds up small"
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"nice compact size"
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"To clear some doubts, this product doesn't have the screw size to screw a Head Ball or a tripod Mount."
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Speed

Speed:
"I believe they are more durable but not as fast if you need to quickly change positions."
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"fast shipping, great purchase"
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"Great product and fast shipping"
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"It is fast and good."
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"It is great for taking steady pictures to let me lower that good old lens speed down to make the pictures really pop."
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Stability

Stability:
"At 65 years of age, I can't hold a camera as steady as I once could, so this will give me what I need for that extra stability I am missing."
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"I have a hard time getting around while taking photos and this monopod not only gives a great platform for stability."
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"The stability of this product is exactly what I needed to be able to get shots that I want without dropping a ton of money on better camera equipment."
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"great way to get some stability, but still have more mobility than you would with a tripod"
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"Provides a good amount of stability but could use a swivel mount which I think can be purchased separately."
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"Solid, easy to use, provided stability for a zoom lense...I can be a bit shaky without it."
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"I find this easier to use than a tripod if you need only a little more stability."
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Strap

Strap:
"My only complaint thus far is that the wrist strap is way to small - at least for my hands, so it only wraps around the four fingers of my hand."
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"The GoPro is to be mounted below the handle and strap, which is very inconvenient and not at all ideal."
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"Within the first minute having out of the box, the small strap broke."
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"Instead always used a quick connect, a tilt head, or a ball head (see below).> Lanyard: adequate for hanging the monopod from a hook, but too weak to rely on for as a walking stick hand strap.> Grip: Foam rubber, provides good grip and cushion.> Body: Channels prevent rotation.> Thumb locks: Operate quickly and smoothly, and lock securely---actually just a tad too easily."
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"The supplied lanyard is totally inadequate for this purpose and cannot be replaced with a more substantial strap."
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"Light, the case with strap is handy, and easy to manage."
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"the wrist strap is also very nice so you don't accidentally drop it and damage your camera"
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"It is easy to carry around in case or with strap on the monopod itself."
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"Honestly I have gotten better movement control with a good tight hand strap over this product."
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"The carry case has a nice strap that fits over a shoulder."
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Support

Support:
"My DSLR's onboard audio is a terrible 11,000 Hz and does not support inputs of any kind."
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"Great unit, It supports my D300 with my 24-70 2.8 with no problem, have taken some nice night work."
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"Works very well...I use this as support for my Droid Turbo...locks operated easily and the leg stays put when I lock it in (unlike another monopod I had)...very light and easy to tote."
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"Nice and long, supports the weight of the GoPro well."
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"This Monopod is well built and could easily support twice the weight."
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"This monopod is smaller than my lens so adds no significant burden to carry and provides just the additional support needed for some great photos! "
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Tripod

Tripod:
"My tripod already broke but this Monopod still works great."
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"Unfortunately my tripod, raised to its highest, was still to short for me to use with the binoculars comfortably (I am 6'0 tall)."
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"If you hate lugging around a tripod this is for you."
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"Wasn't able to do that with a regular tripod."
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"I have a Dolica tripod and the only complaint I have is that the head of the tripod doesn't fit on the monopod."
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"While this is not a replacement for a light tripod it is a terrific tool for instant stabilization for a dslr or light video camera."
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"Works great - much more maneuverable than a tripod"
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"Nice tripod for the money."
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"For the price I think it is well made and it certainly does a great job supporting the binoculars (with their tripod monopod adapter) for steadier viewing."
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"I recently purchased some astronomical binoculars which really require the use of a tripod for best use."
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Value

Value:
"Very good value for the quality."
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"Overall this is a great value and I've used this item for years now."
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"Well made, works better than expected, great value"
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"Great value."
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"This monopod is great quality and has a high value to dollar ratio."
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Video

Video:
"Wanting to try one out after ive noticed that takeing videos ,its hard to get a good pan shot handheld."
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"But not the best option when going professional and filming videos."
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"Easy to carry and does a great job of keeping my videos from bouncing around"
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"It is truly mean to be a monopod as it is more sturdy and heavier than most of the selfie sticks on the market, but we do use it as a monopod as well to take solid panoramic videos at eye level."
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"Great tool and is very valuable to our movie making project."
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"Go on youtube and check out the videos on how to rig this for your GoPro because it is made very very well and is far cheaper than the GoPro Ready ones."
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"It's so easy to use, folds up nicely, very sturdy, allows me to take steady videos, and the price was excellent."
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Weight

Weight:
"After a few uses it was unable to hold the weight of my dslr and would stink down"
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"I was a little worried when I read it was lightweight but it should be more than enough for most DSLRs and a reasonable lense... anything bigger than a 200mm lens and you're probably going to be lugging around a tripod anyway."
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"Want to buy a good accessory, and to know that your team is not at risk, I recommend this, it is lightweight and very strong."
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"Does what it supposed to do, material is good, pretty light weight, however the printing is not that good, 4 star"
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"This monopod feels a teeny bit flimsy but it's really lightweight."
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"At even slightly lower heights, such as 5ft, this thing is perfectly solid and I can put a decent amount of weight on it with no give (impressive for someone over 250 pounds); still, I wouldn't try slapping a heavy video-camera or something on it."
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"packs well, has a nice carry case and feels durable, yet lightweight."
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"Lightweight monopod and it works great! "
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"Very happy with this monopod, lightweight and easy to use."
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"Good weight and seams to be strong and the clips to raise or lower are firm."
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"Durable, lightweight, functional item."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I tried it with a Canon 5D mark III and a 300mm zoom lense and it didn't went that well."
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"With the monopod I can get pictures with zoom that would be very hard to do without it."
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"My old Nikon D50 with my 70-300 zoom fits well on it."
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"Solid, easy to use, provided stability for a zoom lense...I can be a bit shaky without it."
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"Perfect companion for one of the new super zoom cameras."
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"when using zoom).It's easier than a standard tripod to carry around."
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"I use this with a Nikon D5100 and a 55-300 zoom lense and it works great."
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