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Giottos MM 9180 5-Section Pro Monopod - Supports 33 lbs (15 kg)

B&H # GIMP570 MFR # MM9180
Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod

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Made primarily from aluminum alloy, the all-metal construction of this monopod gives a feeling of solidity and confidence. Its surfaces are carefully polished twice, so its sections lock firmly and can be released quickly. Finally, the monopod is anodized to preserve the sheen of the original pure black finish.

A simple, easy to set up monopod with four section leg design which makes it possible to fold up to a compact 20.5", and which weighs 1.8 lb.

Versatile Rubber Foot
The large rubber foot featured in this series gives firm ground support and a wide range of flexibility
Upper leg section diameter: 36mm
Interchangeable Thread
The reversible camera platform allows instant changing from the international standard 1/4" to 3/8 " thread
Maximum Height 69.7" (177 cm)
Folded Length 20.5" (52 cm)
Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"
Weight 1.8 lb (810 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.9 x 3.6 x 3.4"
Giottos MM 9180 5-Section Pro Monopod - Supports 33 lbs (15 kg)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod
     
    4.7

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (25)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Opens quickly (22)
    • Compact (17)
    • Easily adjusted (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (18)
    • Travel (16)
    • Wildlife (15)
    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Portraits (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for tall photographers

    I am an amateur photographer that specializes in streetscape photography. I needed something that would be easy to transport but sturdy. The Giottos is very sturdy and quick to set up. It is...Read complete review

    I am an amateur photographer that specializes in streetscape photography. I needed something that would be easy to transport but sturdy. The Giottos is very sturdy and quick to set up. It is a bit heavy, but I really needed the extra length. I am 6' tall and wanted something that would extend to my eye level. This is great for tall photographers. I would definitely recommend this product!

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    Not really smooth. Has failure to maintain lock on occasions. No way to lock your camera plate to unit.
    Spend a little more and get a carbon fiber with better locking.

    Not really smooth. Has failure to maintain lock on occasions. No way to lock your camera plate to unit.
    Spend a little more and get a carbon fiber with better locking.

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    2.0

    Spend More

    By PhotoGuy

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unstable
      • Unstable Joints

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

      Not really smooth. Has failure to maintain lock on occasions. No way to lock your camera plate to unit.
      Spend a little more and get a carbon fiber with better locking.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid monopad

      By MCB Nikonman

      from Roanoke, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

        Easy to use, adjustable height range is just right for me. I am 5' 9".

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy, smooth, very well made.

        By loafbred

        from GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portraits
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

          Sturdy, quality construction, smooth and easy to operate. This is my first monopod, and because I don't go hiking, I decided to get something heavier and stiffer than usual for shooting macro with a 180mm lens. I also purchased a Manfrotto 496RC2 ballhead for it. It isn't the lightest, but the combo is very sturdy and smooth to adjust. The large rubber swivel foot is a real plus.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent with an asterisk

          By Richard Chan

          from Spokane Valley WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

            I took this with me to Bloomsday Sunday, May 6, 2012 which was my first opportunity to give it a real work out. Overall? Satisfied with the build, ease of use and sturdiness. Wish I'd purchased it long ago. The asterisk? When I removed it from my Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VR, the rubber around the base was twisted off the plastic base and wrapped partially around the 1/4-20 screw. I straightened it out and it looks ok, but I expect this will happen again. The ideal solution now is to replace the stock top with an Arca-Swiss profiled head, which would eliminate the issue altogether.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Tall enough for 6 footers

            By Tico Shooter

            from San José, Costa Rica

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

              Fast, solid and decently compact when folded.

              Not the lightest because it's aluminum and not carbon fiber, but I'll take an extra pound to save a hundred bucks.

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              5.0

              It is better than I suposed to be.

              By Leo

              from Rio, Brasil

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • The botton clamp is weak
              • Weak Clamps

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

              It is strong enought to suport D300 and Sigma 120-300mm tele converter Sigma 2X at surf session photos. I can't have it fully extend at the botton section due to a unstable clamp.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very stable and easy to use

              By Black Jeep 1989

              from Southern IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                I do lots of nature photography and a tripod gets too heavy for long treks. This monopod is the answer I was looking for. Light weight, very stable and easy to use. The quality was quite surprising to me for the cost.
                The only negative I have is the shiny parts of the locking nuts. A small problem for such a quality piece of equipment.

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                5.0

                solid all purpose monopod

                By Dakota

                from South Dakota

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Opens Quickly
                • Smooth operation
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                This really is a pro grade monopod, for not a lot of money.I cant imagine finding one much better. I was pleasantly surprised at the sturdiness. This is rock solid tool that I will use for years. I love the twist locks, quiet,easy to grip even when damp. I find them much easer to adjust just where I want them than a lever lock. I thought it was little tall but it has come in very handy several times. It is small enough to attach to my back pack. But it is a little on the heavy side. If you are hiking the back country you may wont to consider saving your money for the carbon fiber one.The only thing I would change is to be able to add a spike foot.

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                4.0

                Very Handy

                By JB

                from Franklin,TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                  Nice addition to my gear. Quick set-up allows simple platform for steadying camera.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  it is too strong

                  By coolsunboy

                  from NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                  it is good item.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love it!

                  By Sodafixer

                  from Western Massachusetts

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Extends higher
                  • Folds smaller
                  • Great grips
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well balanced

                  Cons

                  • So far no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • "seeing" over the crowd
                  • Concerts where you need t
                  • Video

                  Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                  This Mono Pod (mm 9180 5 section pro mono pod by Giottos) is exactly what I needed. I love the extra length this has...the rotating foot for a smooth pan.(I use it mostly to shoot video)It feels like a solid...well balanced "tool" with great rubber twist grips. I have another brand with quck release levers...but the twist grips on this are just as fast...and hold tighter. This mono pod also doubles as a little "security enforcer" when I walk back to my truck after a late concert. I highly reccomend this! I really dont usually leave a review for things I buy...but this one impressed me.

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                  4.0

                  Nice craftsmanship, great support

                  By TK

                  from Bend, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                    The craftsmanship on the Giottos MM9180 is quite nice. Silky texture, flat black with a nice foam hand grip. The footing, although at first I was skeptical, is firm on solid surfaces and does not slip. The locking mechanisms hold true, even with larger lens and provides a solid base resulting in crisp images. Only caviot I would say is the hand grip is quite large and those with small hands beware.

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                    4.0

                    I would recommend this product

                    By blake

                    from Adelaide, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                      I use the monopod to provide extra stability when the light starts to fade and I don't want the extra weight of a tripod. I also needed a monopod that was long enough for my height (6ft 1"). This monopod provides the height I need and is very sturdy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Christmas present for son

                      By Joe

                      from Baton Rouge, LA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                        Hasn't been opened yet.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Light and Sturdy

                        By ENapul

                        from Miami, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                          A great monopod at a reasonable price.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Solid build

                          By Rich

                          from Washington DC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Little long when closed

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Low light
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                          Product is bulkier then I estamated, but very solid.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Monopod!

                          By Suzette

                          from Banner Elk

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                            It is very sturdy and easy to raise and lower. Comfortable in my hand.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great product ,,,very useful!

                            By DamianmiMIA

                            from Miami, Fl

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                              Super portable ...it doent take a lot of space!

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                              5.0

                              Solid

                              By fidens

                              from Jakarta

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                                I bought this to take hiking and I am very happy with how it performs, and delighted with the value. I teamed it with a Manfrotto 494 Mini Ball Head and a 1.75 Kirk base plate. My only criticism is that the "free" bag is not long enough to accommodate the 'pod with ballhead and plate attached.

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                                5.0

                                Love this product

                                By chirag

                                from Edison,NJ

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Giottos MM9180 5-Section Pro Monopod:

                                  very light weight, tall enpough, strong enough for my HD camera

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