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Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black)

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Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black)

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  • Maximum Height: 57.2"
  • 5 Sections
  • Supports 3.3 lb
  • Closed Height: 15.4"
  • Wrist Strap Included
  • Weighs Less Than 1 lb
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The black MMC3-01 Compact Monopod from Manfrotto is a lightweight monopod that enables you to steady your camera without needing to carry or set up a full tripod. Still photographers are able to shoot at lower shutter speeds with the camera supported and videographers can avoid eye-straining jitter, especially common during long zooming.

This monopod has five sections with easy-to-use flip levers which telescope to 57.2" and fold down to only 15.3". Made of aluminum alloy, it weighs only 0.64 lb and yet supports loads up to 3.3 lb. The MMC3-01 Compact Monopod comes with a wrist strap to safely secure your valuable equipment. A wide selection of optional ball or pan heads is available.

Maximum Height 57.2" (145.5 cm)
Minimum Height 15.4" (39.0 cm)
Folded Length 15.4" (39.0 cm)
Load Capacity 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Flip lever
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 0.64 lb (0.29 kg)
Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ManfrottoMMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (16)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Opens quickly (8)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Travel (9)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Sports/action (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      it is what it is, Manfrotto-style

      Light weight vs. rigidity are horns of the tripod manufacturers' dilemma. Fortunately, monopods don't need to isolate, aim or cantilever, they only need to mount and ground a camera, so they...Read complete review

      Light weight vs. rigidity are horns of the tripod manufacturers' dilemma. Fortunately, monopods don't need to isolate, aim or cantilever, they only need to mount and ground a camera, so they can veer sharply toward the flimsy horn. Consequently, remarkably flyweight monopods vie for attention. As with tripods, Manfrotto aims above baseline and makes a perfectly serviceable version superior to run-of-the-mill foil-and-friction. It's a little heavier and more expensive than some, but serious kit.

      Ignore complaints about the lowest leg being flexible. It's a monopod! Whatever vibration is transmitted up the shaft is negligible in light of the fact you're holding the camera (or whatever) with your hands. All the monopod has to do is securely brace against the ground without collapsing, which this does admirably.

      Strongly oval sections slide open and closed instantly, lock securely at a touch, and (because there are 5) close to only 40 cm. Camera mounting screw is well-protected but easily accesssible under a clever cap atop a comfortable, durable, dense foam grip. In aluminum, this one's hard to beat.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      manfrotto compact monopod

      I need a light weight monopod for use with a small Bogen ball head & a Lumix FZ1000 in low light conditions. My much older Manfrotto 3249 — used for years with...Read complete review

      I need a light weight monopod for use with a small Bogen ball head & a Lumix FZ1000 in low light conditions. My much older Manfrotto 3249 — used for years with film & digital SLRs — is now overkill.

      pluses...
      -compact length
      -light weight
      -extends/collapses operates reasonably smooth
      -clamps operate smoothly
      -for now, no creep when extended
      -inexpensive (a bargain for what it is)

      negatives...
      -flip out/in levers; not flip up/down. (up/down is better with ball head.)
      -no apparent method of adjusting clamping tension
      -bottom section is very small diameter, looks barely adequate. (upper sections ok)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Steadies You and Your Camera

      By Mountaineer

      from Pleasant Valley, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Opens Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

        When photographing on a steep, icy path in the woods, I noticed that the monopod with the camera attached could be used to keep me from slipping on the ice...I used it like a cane...just like a mountaineer...works great...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        excellent monopod

        By Bud

        from Punuta Gorda, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Inexpensive
        • Legs Extend Easily
        • Light
        • Opens Quickly
        • Well made

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

        This pole is light and very useful for traveling.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Well-made monopod, good service

        By carol

        from milford, ct

        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

        Light and compact, but sturdy enough to support my DSLR.
        Well made, prompt shipment.

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        5.0

        it is what it is, Manfrotto-style

        By prion

        from northern Vermont

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

          Light weight vs. rigidity are horns of the tripod manufacturers' dilemma. Fortunately, monopods don't need to isolate, aim or cantilever, they only need to mount and ground a camera, so they can veer sharply toward the flimsy horn. Consequently, remarkably flyweight monopods vie for attention. As with tripods, Manfrotto aims above baseline and makes a perfectly serviceable version superior to run-of-the-mill foil-and-friction. It's a little heavier and more expensive than some, but serious kit.

          Ignore complaints about the lowest leg being flexible. It's a monopod! Whatever vibration is transmitted up the shaft is negligible in light of the fact you're holding the camera (or whatever) with your hands. All the monopod has to do is securely brace against the ground without collapsing, which this does admirably.

          Strongly oval sections slide open and closed instantly, lock securely at a touch, and (because there are 5) close to only 40 cm. Camera mounting screw is well-protected but easily accesssible under a clever cap atop a comfortable, durable, dense foam grip. In aluminum, this one's hard to beat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great value

          By Ashley

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

            This monopod is great. Compact and easy to carry, strong enough for my DSLR, and super cheap. Great addition to my gear.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            manfrotto compact monopod

            By jazzphotog

            from santa clara, ca

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots

              Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

              I need a light weight monopod for use with a small Bogen ball head & a Lumix FZ1000 in low light conditions. My much older Manfrotto 3249 — used for years with film & digital SLRs — is now overkill.

              pluses...
              -compact length
              -light weight
              -extends/collapses operates reasonably smooth
              -clamps operate smoothly
              -for now, no creep when extended
              -inexpensive (a bargain for what it is)

              negatives...
              -flip out/in levers; not flip up/down. (up/down is better with ball head.)
              -no apparent method of adjusting clamping tension
              -bottom section is very small diameter, looks barely adequate. (upper sections ok)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Handy Gizmo

              By Dave

              from Santa Monica, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                This thing is great for my Fuji X100s. It also makes a wonderful multipurpose stand for speedlites, and anything that can attach to a 1/4 20 thread. It also works very well taped to a duplicate of itself, creating a long extender pole.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                good product

                By lorena chacon

                from Grand Island, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                  tripode great, useful and good quality

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Works as expected

                  By Jeff

                  from Rocky River, OH

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                    The Monpod was bundled in with Nikon D5200 package. Works as expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Nice portable device

                    By Goose

                    from Cincinnati Oh

                    Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                    I got this product as part of a bundle. I made be learn something new: how a simple device can steady a picture.

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                    5.0

                    so small, so affordable, so nice

                    By Jim the Runner

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                      Can almost fit inside camera bag. Even though it was free with camera, the regular price is great at $. High quality monopod. I bought it for my wife as part of the camera package, and it works better than expected. Very compact and durable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for my Special Project

                      By palmer1076

                      from Missouri Ozarks

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                        I am using this monopod to photograph wild snakes-both poisonous and non-poisonous. I mounted a small ball head on the monopod and my Panasonic FZ-200 to the ball head. I use a slip on flash diffuser to get the best light. I prefer to place the camera at ground level in front of the snake (or other small thing on the ground.)I set the camera on wide angle and use a remote release to fire the camera. This makes for a dramatic photograph.I have heavier and sturdier monopods but this compact monopod works better for this project. It is light and easy to maneuver.I also could see using this monopod to lift a camera above a crowd or perhaps to photograph a bird nest.The only thing I might change is to have another 1/4" screw on the small end so I could hold the large end and have a better balance on the camera end.All in all perfect.The product is well made.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By Video Minion

                        from ROLL TIDE, ALABAMA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Adjust
                        • Jerky Movement

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                        Bought this monopod after using a friends monopod. Had to have one, b/c I have a shaky hand. I love it, but it's a bit cumbersome if you're following a subject, as the rubber bottom can get hung up on the floor. Also, if you've got it extended, it's a bit of a stretch to bend down and lower each level. Honestly, a tripod is the best in any situation, but this did its job. Works GREAT for still pics too!!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        coolest find ever

                        By StarGazer

                        from Sugar Land, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Outdoors
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                        good construction - love how compact it is

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy and well built

                        By MDL

                        from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                          Good manfroto monopod.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Light, compact, convenient monopod

                          By Ravi1g

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots

                            Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                            Really light and compact, so much so that it can even fit in one's pocket. I haven't used it very much yet, but I expect it to be useful in places where a tripod isn't a realistic option and low light shooting may be called for.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            good for travel with a small camera

                            By al a.

                            from mokena, illinois

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                              I bought this for my wife to use with her canon sl1 and a canon 70-300mm lens. We go to a professional tennis tournament every year and I shoot with a 7d and a 100-400mm lens and a full size monopod. Her scaled-down outfit will do her quite nicely and weighs a lot less. Now she can join in the fun.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Its going to Germany

                              By jeep76

                              from Wilmington N.C.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Manfrotto MMC3-01M Compact Monopod (Black):

                                Good quality product,small and compact. Easily fits in carry on bag or backpack. Handy when hiking.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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