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VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head

B&H # VACHICKENHD Mfr # CHICKENFOOT-HEAD
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You Pay: $248.95
Product Highlights
  • Pan-Tilt Fluid Head
  • Separate Pan and Tilt Lock
  • Tripod-Style Base
  • Maximum Height: 83"
  • Minimum Height: 25"
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 25.0 lb
  • Twist Locks
  • Rubber Feet and Spiked Feet Included
  • Convertible to a Stand
  • Telescoping Handle

The ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod from VariZoom features a pan-tilt fluid head with tilt drag, separate pan and tilt locks, and a quick release plate. It offers the portability of a monopod and the stability of a tripod. The tripod-style base stabilizes the monopod and connects to it via a ball joint. The ball joint allows for smooth movements while filming. It reaches a maximum height of 83" and folds down to 25" while holding a load capacity of 25.0 lb. The monopod includes a soft carrying case for transport and a wrist strap for added security while shooting.

Twist locks enable quick and secure height adjustment.
Both adjustable rubber feet and spiked feet are included so you can use the monopod on various surfaces.
The three feet fold up allowing use as a regular monopod. They also fold down and lock into three positions, giving you various heights and stability.
By turning the monopod while securing the base, it locks in place and can be used as a stand for small lights or microphones.
The handle on the fluid head is expandable from 14.0 to 22.0".
General
Material Carbon fiber tubes with aluminum alloy fittings
Maximum Height 83.0" (210.8 cm)
Folded Length 25" (63.5 cm)
Load Capacity Static and Vertical: 25.0 lb (11.3 kg)
Tilting: 10.0 lb (4.5 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist locks
Male Thread Size Male, reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"16
Quick Release Plate Quick release, with reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded camera mount
Handle Expandable from 14.0 to 22.0" (35.6 to 55.9 cm)
Weight 3.9 lb (1.8 kg)
Monopod
Maximum Height 78" (198.1 cm)
Folded Length 20" (50.8 cm)
Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
Weight 2.1 lb (0.95 kg)
VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head
  • ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • Fluid Head
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Rubber Feet
  • Spiked Feet
  • Carrying Case
  • Wrist Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VariZoomChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (5)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than you would expect

      By mlr492

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

        I do a lot of video in the field and I must subject this monopod to what most would characterize as abuse. Surprisingly, time and time again this monopod delivers, and does so with unflappable build quality and execution. In my opinion it is a better video monopod than the Manfrotto equivalents which do not offer pan movement, nor the ability to adjust the ball joint tension in the foot of the monopod. I wish its mounting plate were more universal, but if that is the only gripe I have on an otherwise excellent unit, then so be it. I recommend this to any and all serious video pros.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Things you should know before you buy.

        By Karmapants

        from Westampton, New Jersey

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Broke Easily
        • Plate Is Weird Size

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

        Why 2 stars? OK. First i want to say that initially i was very happy with this purchase. Its built sturdy, the lock/unlock telescoping arm is easy to use, Feet are flexible yet sturdy, the fluid head works really well on pan and tilt and can handle a MKIII with 85mm Lens (HEAVY!) well.Here is why 2 stars. During my first use at a wedding the feet fell off. There is a ball joint connected to the chicken feet. That screws into the monopod to make the connection. those screw threads are a soft aluminum and they are totally stripped out on the male end on the chicken feet and the female threads on the monopod. So its just a monopod now.I am returning it for a refund and yes i am ordering another one because i do like it and hopefully this does not happen again. Im a sucker i guess but i dont see any other out there like this.Things you should consider before buying.The fluid head has a weird size plate, so if you are used to using the manfrotto 577 plates you will need to purchase a quick release for this if you are jumping around rigs. My suggestion would be if you are going to buy this, to get it without the head and get a manfrotto fluid head to put on. The extra money on a head would be offset by the $50 you spend on a quick release.In all i cant recommend this but i cant not recommend this either. If you buy this be very conscience of the threads on the bottom. If they wear fast - RETURN IT!

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        4.0

        Very Sturdy Except with Heavy Cameras

        By Bradbury Productions

        from Nashville,TN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

        I bought this to use with my BMCC, but after unboxing it and setting the camera on it, I realized that it was almost impossible to get the monopod to stay still. It features a pivoting ball joint at the base and if you have a considerable amount of weight (BMCC + cage) then the monopod will lean one way or the other when trying to pan or tilt. It gets even worse after you raise it up from the lowest height. It would really be great if there was a way to tighten the ball joint so that the monopod wouldn't tilt. I recommend this monopod/tripod contraption if you are shooting on a dslr or other lightweight camera. It extends to almost 8 feet with is very usable in getting unique shots.

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        4.0

        Quite good--as advertised

        By Stupid

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

          Light weight with good portability and functional.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT

          By Tom

          from ST George Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

            This is a great and very versatile product! My first outing with it was to a local Pow Wow where I stood for 4 hours (I'm 67 years old) shooting stills as well as video, mostly with my 70-300 FX lens. And my arms never complained once!
            The unit is very light considering the quality of the video head which represents most of its weight. The head is super smooth and very adjustable for video pans and tilts.
            The height is incredible enabling me to tuck the adjustable pan and tilt handle under my armpit for superb follow control of moving subjects - In this stance I was able to use both hands on the camera for zoom cropping and firing - really nice.
            The extra height (above my head) gets over most crowds when fully extended. With my Nikon D600, the ground to Lens axis was 84".
            I have a CamRanger which controls my camera from my iPad and I'm looking at ways to mount the iPad onto the shafts of the Chickenfoot. That way I can use the camera way above my head for unusual situations.
            My only complaint is the awkwardness involved to get the ball foot adjusting ring really tight. This adjuster, when tight, enables the operator to let go of the unit occasionally without it falling over. If the ring had a couple of small 'wings' on it, like a wing nut, the problem would not exist. I found that holding the ring and twisting the tripod enabled a good degree of tightening.
            The bubble unit is very useful in determining that the pod is vertical - not so much for straight horizons but for letting go occasionally.
            I let go many times, after checking the bubble, and it just stood there. Bigger cameras than my D600 might not do this though.
            My 70 - 300 lens whilst a bit heavy remained well balanced due to the sliding plate adjustment of the quick release plate.
            As an alternative to a regular tripod it was amazing - obviously not for time exposures - no one kicking it or taking up too much space or continually adjusting. After nearly 50 years as a photographer, I'm delighted with this product and would definitely recommend it. Well done Verizoom!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            5*

            By Mr. E

            from Arlington, Tx

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 2-3 Cf 1 Tripod Lbs
            • 3 Equal 1 Tripod In Lbs
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Fills A Great Niche
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Multicam Shoots
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

              It would have been perfect if I hadn't had to cut it out of its case. The zipper was so jammed there was no help for it. If anyone has an old trick for unsticking zippers that won't budge with pliers applied, please let me know.

              Otherwise, as expected and then some. The pan is a bit tight on the head causing one to unscrew the base on occasion, the tightening of the base being what helps hold the monopod erect. Nice bubble level on the head to get the stick straight, and when tightened, reasonably stable and quasi-dependable to let go of depending on load. Heavier load makes the head more prone to tipping and the more mass, the more this is possible. So don't stick an Epic on it and not expect to hold on most the time. An EOS M sat on a Chickenfoot for me through a whole hour 30 plus panel without waivering once, but it is a really light/small cam. Stripped 7D, ok, stripped 5D, I start to worry and definitely would hang on with a 200+ lense. Altogether, much more useful, lighter, stabler, better feeling rig than my Manfrotto and Gitzo monopods. This really fills a need for me as I use multi cams frequently and this takes the place of a tripod ... one leg vs three! Get one, I'm getting another!

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              top class product

              By Jamoose

              from Riyadh Saudi Arabia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Audio Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about VariZoom ChickenFoot Carbon Fiber Monopod with Fluid Head:

                  I will love to have the name the person who i met in
                  store when i was in New York good person to talk
                  very helpful in everywhere you need thanks B H
                  Regards
                  Musa AL Sheikh
                  Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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