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Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg)

B&H # SLEZP Mfr # 617-400
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The Slik E-Z Pod Monopod comes complete with a quick release rubber padded camera platform. This unique anti-gravity adjustment system offers easy, precise, push button controlled eye-level camera height setting, quickly and smoothly. Take it anywhere. Perfect for sporting events.

Other features include an adjustable panhead for smooth tilt movement and single action, and speed release leg locks for fast setup and fold-down.

Maximum Height 62.7" (159.3cm)
Folded Length 18.5" (47cm)
Load Capacity 8.5 lbs (3.86kg)
Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.68kg)
Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg)
  • 6014 Quick Release Plate f
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikE-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg)
     
    4.5

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Opens quickly (24)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Compact (22)
    • Strong construction (20)
    • Easily adjusted (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (25)
      • Sports/action (18)
      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Wildlife (15)
      • Home (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Correction of previous review

      I wrote the previous review on this monopod (Matt Cham, NY City) and would like to make a major correction. Since trying the demo at BH Photo, I shopped around for a...Read complete review

      I wrote the previous review on this monopod (Matt Cham, NY City) and would like to make a major correction. Since trying the demo at BH Photo, I shopped around for a few more days and later came back to purchase this product. Upon first use, I immediately noticed that the tilt head wing nut is in fact independently adjustable from the quick height adjustment switch. Therefore the floor model at BH Photo showroom must have been faulty. Consequently, I would like to increase my rating of this product. I don't think you can find a lighter product with tilt head and as much load capacity at this price or even at double of this price.

      Expertise: Almost 20 years of freelancing

      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Bogen 685B NeoTec Monopod Deluxe

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for the price

      EZ-Pod feels a little heavier than I expected, but no so much that it's a pain to carry on long hikes. It is more stable than my lighter, cheapo brand monopod. The spring-loaded...Read complete review

      EZ-Pod feels a little heavier than I expected, but no so much that it's a pain to carry on long hikes. It is more stable than my lighter, cheapo brand monopod. The spring-loaded autoadjust doesn't work very well. I have to force it to move which is less convenient than just having an additional or longer telescoping segment.

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      5.0

      I would buy this again!!!

      By Jake

      from STL MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

        The best part of this Mono Pod is the removable plate...No more screwing on or off

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        4.0

        light and easy

        By Scott

        from Modesto, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

          easy to use as light stand at outdoor sessions and at receptions. It's light enough to use with or without an assistant.

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          4.0

          Sturdy and reliable

          By mka

          from montclair, nj

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

            light, strong, smooth release. A good all purpose monopod.

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            4.0

            Handle well and light

            By Wolfnong

            from Atlanta, Ga

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

              I like the way it have a tilt head and handle easy. I use it on many of my dslr camera and it can hold some of my bigger lens too. It is very strong and sturdy for on the go.

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              5.0

              Great, easy to use

              By terry

              from wisconsin

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                Use the monopod to shoot sports. easy to adjust. alows you to adjust to horiz and vertical with one hand with a monopod. Lost my first in alaska so i bought a second

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                5.0

                What a useful tool for the photographer.

                By Rocdoc

                from Melbourne, Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                  No minuses so far,[...]The plusess are its light weight, appreciated when load of equipment tends to point tio a mini trailer for the trail bike to get the gear where you need it.

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                  4.0

                  Very Functional, Not Elegant

                  By TBerg

                  from Atlanta, Georgia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Tilt head low price

                  Cons

                  • Plastic parts

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                    I did a lot of shopping before buying this product, and was very pleased when it arrived and I pulled it out of the box. The construction is beefy and appears to be good quality. The segment latches secure tightly and don't slip. I wanted a tilt head without buying an expensive ball head, and that is what you get with the E-Z Pod. I had reservations about the spring/slide vertical adjustment, but found it to be REALLY handy. It is a really nice feature. This feature makes it bulkier and longer than some options, but I haven't found it offensively large. It fits nicely on my camera bag. My only hit on the product is the plastic construction, but if you really want agonized aluminum or carbon fiber, you'll have to pay for it. I don't think the plastic will hold up to a lot of abuse, but for everyday photography, its perfect. Great product.

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful

                    By Bobbi

                    from Winter Park, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                      It is light weight, easy to carry, and easy to open and close. So far, I have found it great for carrying around. Much more user friendly than my tripod.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Craig

                      from Surprise, Az.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                      Used with Canon 40D w/battery grip & 70-200 2.8 lens. I have used the EZ-Pod for baseball games & love it, the anti-gravity adjustment works great.

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                      4.0

                      Good choice

                      By MG's dad

                      from Irvine, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                        Used w 5D-M2 with 70-200 lens + 1.4x extender using mount ring on lens for sports (softball). Feels rigid and stable, easy to adjust the height, like the quick pop out spring-loaded feature. The mounting boot separates easily so you can dismount the camera from monopod for hand-held shots. I wish it was 3 inches shorter to fit in my beg.

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                        4.0

                        Fits myrequiremnets for hikingtraveling.

                        By Mark

                        from Piqua,Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Sling could be more comfo

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                        Great product! Short, compact, lightweight and easily fits into most suitcases. Also due to weight and included sling, will be great for hiking. Very easy to open, setup and use. Very well thought out. Only negative is the foot plate size that attaches to the camera.

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                        4.0

                        E-Z Pod Monopod

                        By Optics Guy

                        from Southington, CT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                          I have used both the Manfroto monopod and the Slik E-Z Pod. The Manfroto unit is heftier and obviously stronger but it is also significantly longer and does not fit well on my backpack. The Slik E-Z Pod is much lighter and fits well on my pack.

                          I recently used the E-Z Pod for a two hour shoot with my Canon 40D and 70-200 IS Zoom - a heavy combination. The E-Z Pod worked great and I really came to appreciate the spring loaded "fine" adjust for the last 6" of height. It made it very easy to fine tune the length of the pod when I switch from landscape to portrait orientations.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic for crusing

                          By The Soup Man

                          from Southwest Wisconsin

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                              FIts in my luggage and easy to use on deck where a tripod will not work due to the crowds. Easy to extend and the anti-gravity feature is wonderful.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Very good product that is sturdy

                              By Debbie D

                              from Monroe MI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                I found the E-Z=pod, just that easy and light weight, yet strurdy enough for my slr camera.
                                it opens quickly and I like the quick release. I bought this to take on my trip,

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                                5.0

                                Great for traveling

                                By Dr. McA

                                from Livonia, MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                  This monopod is perfect for hiking and light traveling (fits nicely in my backpack). It is well-constructed, but lightweight. Very solid, even when extended to full length. Holds my Canon EOS with compact telephoto zoom lens without a problem.

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                                  4.0

                                  Slik Monopod

                                  By Steve

                                  from Payson, AZ

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                    Seems to be well made and sturdy. Easy to adjust and holds my Canon EOS Rebel without any problems. Have used it to take long exposures in the evening and I have no trouble keeping the camera steady.

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                                    4.0

                                    Stability and value!

                                    By Bill

                                    from Freehold, NJ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                      This product offers a a stable support sustem for the camera and lens. It is a wonderful product in this price range and surpassed my expectations.

                                      I've used this to set up and shoot horses, landscapes and people. The adjustments are very easy to manuver and the locking mechanisms work flawlessly.

                                      One thing I would like to see on this product is a swivel head which would add further benefit to this product.

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple and works well

                                      By Bigsaint

                                      from Vernon, NJ

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                        I've been using this monopod for over 3 years now with no regrets. It is light, easy to pack and a pleasure to use.

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Product.

                                        By bjmueller

                                        from annapolis, md

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Quick-adjust

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                          Using this with my Nikon SLR. Perfect height for me. The best feature is the rocker type release and lock switch to adjust the final 6 inches or so of height. Makes it very easy to use and you don't have
                                          to take your eye from the viewfinder to operate it.

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                                          4.0

                                          EASY TO USE LIGHT

                                          By Bearwatcher

                                          from Lebanon, NH

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Opens Quickly
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Wobbles with longer lenes

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Slik E-Z Pod Monopod - Supports 8.5 lbs (3.9kg):

                                          works great with the shorter lenses. But I tend to wobble if I try to use a telephoto lens, unless I can sink it into the sand or snow a bit, or lean against a tree or rock...IT sure beats packing the tripod. I like the darn thing!!! I have even works to fend off unfriendly beasts (DOGS!) IT works great with my binoculars also.. if you are going for a moving target it rotates easily so you can track your subject

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