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Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod - Supports 33 lb (15 kg)

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Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod

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The Giottos MM9780 Monopod is a 5-leg section monopod that offers professional performance, features and looks. 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.

Versatile Rubber Foot
The large rubber foot (with spike) featured in this series gives firm ground support and flexibility of up to 360° of tilt.
Security Design
Anti-twist screws prevent accidental loosening of heads, releases or cameras mounted on the monopod. A spring-loaded combination 1/4 and 3/8" camera thread assures easy handling under all conditions and the adjustable hand strap provides additional safety.
Security Strap
The security strap attached to the monopod protects the monopod from accidental falling.
Maximum Height 70.8" (180cm)
Folded Length 20.8" (53cm)
Load Capacity 33 lb (15kg)
Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"
Weight 1.4 lb (640g)
Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod - Supports 33 lb (15 kg)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMM 9780 5-Section Monopod
     
    4.6

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (41)
    • Opens quickly (30)
    • Compact (28)
    • Lightweight (25)
    • Easily adjusted (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (27)
    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Wildlife (19)
    • Travel (17)
    • Portraits (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Monopod

    Pros: Does just what it is supposed to. Very sturdy even when fully extended. I can use this on a step lower than me without bending over, I'm 5'10".Read complete review

    Pros: Does just what it is supposed to. Very sturdy even when fully extended. I can use this on a step lower than me without bending over, I'm 5'10".

    Cons: It is kinda heavy, but at this price it really is great.

    If you need something sturdy that will handle abuse, this is for you.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sturdy and heavy.

    I'd have rated this monopod 5 stars, but it is a full quarter pound heavier than the specs say. By actual weight, the bare monopod is 763 grams (1.68 pounds), without the...Read complete review

    I'd have rated this monopod 5 stars, but it is a full quarter pound heavier than the specs say. By actual weight, the bare monopod is 763 grams (1.68 pounds), without the case.

    It is very sturdy, good enough to be a hiking staff when the joint threads are tightened down. If yours wobbles, you just need to tighten things down a bit.

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    5.0

    One Stout Monopod!

    By Just4Grins

    from Colorado

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Rock Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

      I bought this monopod to steady my Nikon DLSR and a super zoom telephoto lens. Answer...rock solid, a stout monopod to really grab on to, and adjustable for all heights and uneven ground. I love it. It took me just a few seconds to get used to it and see how well it worked. The Giotto can do everything a tripod can do except stand up by itself.

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      5.0

      Very Solid, Love the height

      By EyrePhoto

      from Harrisonburg, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

        A little heavier than a composite monopod, I bought this for 2 things -

        1) I'm still paying off student loans, so I tried to get the best bang for my buck

        2) I'm 6'4 and wanted a monopod that wouldn't have me hunching over all day while shooting sports

        I couldn't be happier with this purchase. The monopod is very strong, when I get my telephoto loaded up, I never sense any drop in the sections.

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        2.0

        Could be really nice, but...

        By BigMacAttack

        from Knoxville TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

            Seems very sturdy - maybe suitable for self-defense! Rather large shaft - maybe I missed that in the specs. Unfortunately, when I put my Benro DJ-80 head on it the case won't zip shut. So I can't recommend this monopod unless you are going to use a small head on it.

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            5.0

            Very good

            By Dr Bastian

            from San juan PR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

              nice item

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              4.0

              Awesome!!

              By Hj

              from MN

              Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

              Really nice quality, sturdy. Also very tall, can be used in many situations!

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              4.0

              Great product, recommend it to anyone!

              By Mongerkarl

              from IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                I am really happy with the monopod. It's not as heavy as some people are saying and very handy. Of course you need to put a ball-head on it. They don't tell you in the paperwork but the 3/8" camera mount stud is spring loaded over the nice 1/4" stud. Very nice setup, just could have included it in the directions. I also use the monopod as a walking stick, its very pretty heavy duty.

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                5.0

                Rock solid. Very well made

                By Dan

                from Sun Lakes, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                  I purchased this monopod for use with a 170-500 mm Zoom Lens. It holds the camera/lens combo by the lens collar, providing solid support. The locking fittings are equally solid. Great product at a great price!

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for me

                  By Lee

                  from Columbus, MS

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                    I only use this when shooting in the rain but it is very durable, steady, lightweight and easy to set up, attach and use.

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                    4.0

                    Good Monopod

                    By AirShow John

                    from marietta ga

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                      I used this with my 5d2and 500 mm lens. It held the weight just fine and was very easy to lock down. No problems.

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                      5.0

                      This product is very sturdy and I would

                      By Jgclghrn

                      from Courtice, Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                        The product has solid screw clamps as opposed to the clasp types which I find tend to slip.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By lastik

                        from florida

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                          all you would expect from giottos and more.very good quality product,sturdy which holds my nikon 300s with battery holder and 80-300 nikkor lens attached easily.recommend to every body.

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                          5.0

                          VERY NICE!

                          By SteveK1953

                          from Newman Lake, Washington - USA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                            Mounted a D7000 w/battery grip and 80-400mm Tokina all metal telephoto on it with NO issues. I'm 6'-5" and almost could extend to tall for me. Great piece of equipment, great price! Closes down to a nice compact size for packing.

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                            5.0

                            Great Quality for the Cost.

                            By Manoa Productions

                            from Honolulu, Hawaii

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly
                            • Quiet
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                              I use this little guy for wedding video. I threw my little NEX 5N on it and its beautifully balanced. I like how each connection twists to open and close, instead of a tab that flips up and down like on the Manfrotto monopods. This makes it extra quiet so I can sneak around and get great candid shots during a reception.

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                              2.0

                              You get what you pay for...

                              By Bob

                              from Pittsburgh

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Unstable Joints
                              • Weak Clamps

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                Great value, except the leg locks slip unless you really crank them down. Returned it!

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                                5.0

                                Great Monopod

                                By Pete C

                                from Powder Springs, Ga

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                  Anywhere where lighting and conditions would cause slow shutter speeds the monopod will help.

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                                  5.0

                                  great tool for filmers and photographers

                                  By Marcello

                                  from Zug, Switzerland

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                    Sturdy tripod. easy and user friendly.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A must have in Photo Shoot Equipment

                                    By Unique Photo Plus

                                    from Bx NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • A
                                    • Great piece of equipment

                                    Cons

                                    • A must have

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                    I use my monopod all the time.
                                    Wildlife Bx Zoo, Portraits Sports events.
                                    I get steady shots. Much easier to carry.
                                    Great when a tripod can't be used ie
                                    Space

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                                    5.0

                                    sturdy and not too pricey ...

                                    By zanypoet

                                    from Richmond, VA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                      Heavy duty and sturdy. 3/8 screw head. Heavy.

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic monopod at a great price!

                                      By treesis

                                      from Tustin, 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 Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                        I love this monopod, its at a great price point and is easy to use. Plus the height, I appreciated that it extends over my head!

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                                        5.0

                                        Great value on a great product

                                        By baseball dad

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Giottos MM 9780 5-Section Monopod:

                                        Use it to stabilize long lenses when shooting sports. It is light enough to throw in my bag -- yet hefty enough to support a ton of weight. Easy to open with one hand.

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