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Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod

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Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod

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The Vista Trailblazer Monopod is a simple and easy to use all-purpose monopod for lightweight applications. It features a foam handle with a strap, a rubber/retractable spike bottom, and is rated to support up to 7 lbs.

UPC: 049383222784
Maximum Height 68.0" (172.7 cm)
Folded Length 21.0" (53.3 cm)
Load Capacity 7 lbs (3 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 1 lb (0.45 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 2.4 x 2.2"
Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod
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  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Vista by Davis & SanfordTrailblazer Monopod
     
    4.6

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (46)
    • Compact (40)
    • Opens quickly (33)
    • Strong construction (25)
    • Easily adjusted (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (29)
    • Travel (29)
    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Wildlife (21)
    • Night shots (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Even better than expected.

    Light enough for hiking and tall enough for a 6'5" guy like me. Built solid, and for the price, a must have for any serious outdoor photographer. Great footing for indoor and...Read complete review

    Light enough for hiking and tall enough for a 6'5" guy like me. Built solid, and for the price, a must have for any serious outdoor photographer. Great footing for indoor and outdoor photos.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Better than nothing - but not by much

    This monopod is better than no monopod at all. But only barely. With my micro-four-thirds camera and telephoto zoom (barely 3 lbs total) it flexed all over the place, causing a lot...Read complete review

    This monopod is better than no monopod at all. But only barely. With my micro-four-thirds camera and telephoto zoom (barely 3 lbs total) it flexed all over the place, causing a lot of vertical vibration when shooting. I can see it working for a small camera with a very short lens. But for any longer lens that might place a bit of torque on the camera, this monopod is just too flexible to provide good support. You're better off spending the $45-60 for a proper monopod that won't flex, unless you're using this for something very, very light like a compact camera where the lens adds essentially no weight.

    Oh, and whatever the monopod and its case are made out of offgasses like crazy and smells horrific, as other reviewers have noted. I would be very reluctant to pack this in a suitcase with my clothes.

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    4.0

    just what I needed

    By jwall

    from Las vegas

    Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

    I do a lot of hiking and wanted to start taking some pictures this came in real handy it's sturdy built made for some nice pictures.

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    5.0

    Great product, and in versatile terrains

    By Dakwa

    from Pearland, Tx

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • All Terrain
    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoors
      • Slick Areas
      • Street
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

      I do everythihng from Urban Exploring,street, and wildlife/landscape photography. I have had this in water waist deep, slimy stormdrains, rocky paths, and it has yet to fail me. I use either a Nicon N90, or D100 on it, and they work fine.
      THe only issue I have had, is that you have to hold it steady, as being a mono-pod, it does easily tilt or move if you are not careful. But that would be true with any Mono-pod.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By JC Retired

      from Northeast Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

        I hike a lot with a Nikon D3200 & 55-300mm Lens. I made a 3/4 ball for the bottom of my camera and a socket I screw on to the monopod. When I see a photo. op. I set the camera on the monopod and snap the photo. The monopod is light & adjustable so I can adjust it for when I seat and take a brake from hiking. Have used it for two weeks and have no cons for it at this point.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Trek Rider

        from Kokomo, IN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

          Light weight, durable. Tall enough for my 6' height. Collapses to small size.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By NJ Theo

          from Aberdeen, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

            Needed a stabilizer for suing zoom lense - this is excellent! Exactly what I expected. Easy to use and good construciton. Added benefit is that it can be used as a lightweight hiking stick too!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lightweight and sturdy

            By Matt

            from Menomonie, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

              My first impressions out of the box on this monopod are really good. It has a comfortable feel, it is light weight, and fairly compact. The height is sufficient for a standing 6' person. Seems to be great value. Time will tell.

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              5.0

              Great Price Great Product

              By Through Kent's Lens

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                This is not a super high speed product, but it does what it is supposed to do and I was happy with the results.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Better than nothing - but not by much

                By Tom K

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly

                Cons

                • Smells Bad

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                This monopod is better than no monopod at all. But only barely. With my micro-four-thirds camera and telephoto zoom (barely 3 lbs total) it flexed all over the place, causing a lot of vertical vibration when shooting. I can see it working for a small camera with a very short lens. But for any longer lens that might place a bit of torque on the camera, this monopod is just too flexible to provide good support. You're better off spending the $45-60 for a proper monopod that won't flex, unless you're using this for something very, very light like a compact camera where the lens adds essentially no weight.

                Oh, and whatever the monopod and its case are made out of offgasses like crazy and smells horrific, as other reviewers have noted. I would be very reluctant to pack this in a suitcase with my clothes.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Gets the job done - worth every penny.

                By Djohn

                from CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                  Excellent for the money.a pleasant surprise for such a small amount of money.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Product for the Money

                  By Elite Out

                  from Montgomery, AL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                      I do a lot of outdoor filming and needed something small, light and dependable. I had a Davis & Sanford tripod I love, so I for [@] I figured this was worth a try. This is a great product. It is well built, and is a lot better than I expected. I highly recommend this product.

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                      5.0

                      Great for tight spots

                      By B-Rad

                      from High Point NC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                          Used it to film my daughters violin recital. Had to hold it between my legs to not bother the people around me. I was able to hold the camera steady while using all of the zoom functions. The quality of this video came out much better than the last one. Made me look like the professional that I am not. And it is well made, but cheap like me.

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                          5.0

                          Good value for the price

                          By Bubblehead

                          from Bronx, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                            I use it when I put my 2x extender on my 400mm primary lens and go bird watching. For a price of less than $ I don't think you can go wrong when weight is an issue.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Lightweight and STURDY

                            By Kenny

                            from Milpitas, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                  I've used this on my GoPro hero3 and Nikon D700, this Monopod is strong, perfect for indoors and outdoors! Big plus for coming with a carrying case, it smells but just leave it outside to air out for 2 days. Overall great product for $ you can't beat it.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Does what I need

                                  By The camera guy

                                  from Salt Lake City Utah

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                    This works perfect, very soft handle, and the leg sections are easy to extend and collapse. Very pleased, and the bag that comes with it is handy, but the zipper is not smooth, but no biggie.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect!

                                    By Jacob

                                    from Medford, OR

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                      Bought it for my fiancé for Christmas and it works perfectly. No complaints whatsoever!

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                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Great monopod for the price!!

                                      By AK

                                      from Lewisberry, PA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Opens Quickly
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                          No complaints so far. Works great! I use this monopod with my GoPro Hero 2 to get some unique shots without being limited to a stationary pole like the GoPole. I plan to use it with DSLR in the future. Surely there are better built and more expensive monopods out there. For the price of this guy it can't be beat. Lightweight, comes with a case, retractable spike.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Monopod on a budget!!!

                                          By AK

                                          from Lewisberry, PA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Opens Quickly
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Travel
                                            • Video
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                            Haven't used it much but nothing bad to say so far. Very lightweight and seems to be built very well. Comes with a case and the retractable spike is nice and easy to use. I currently use it with my GoPro Hero2 to get some unique shots without being limited to a GoPole or like device. Plan to use it with a DSLR in the future. I'm sure there are more expensive and better built monopod's but if this one handles the weight of your toy...I recommend it!!!
                                            Not sure about the comments regarding the smell of the product I smell nothing but an awesome steal!

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                                            5.0

                                            A real sleeper & great value...

                                            By katman

                                            from Pierson, Florida USA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Great value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                              Several tripods over the yrs but this is my first monopod...VERY happy with it! Sure makes you question spending so much more for little in return, unless you've money to burn or think "nothing but the best will do"....I'm 6' 2", and this monopod easily surpasses my height needs w/hiking shoes on. It is light yet appears well-built with positive locking clamps, and find the weight limit very conservative. It can double as a mild walking stick, though around 20-30 lbs the lower clamp on mine slips a little in cooler dry conditions like indoors.The adjustable spike to rubber foot works well & is a nice touch, along w/the carry strap(don't think this is mentioned in listing). I use this to attach it to my Op/Tech double-sling strap. The carrying case does have a slight petro smell(IF you like sniffing your eqpmt!), otherwise odor complaints are MUTE & really crack me up! It's not made of an inert, natural material people. Only downside is I don't think a ball head can be fitted(someone correct my if I'm wrong), but figured that going in.Not familar w/the brand(says Tiffen on the package), but would certainly buy from them again. Serves it's purpose perfectly and is a great value. Highly recommended! Carefully packed & free shipping too - great job B & H!

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                                              5.0

                                              Just what I needed!!

                                              By Siloshooter

                                              from Maryland

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Opens Quickly
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Sports/Action
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                                I love this rock solid support for quick pick up and shoot situations when a tripod is too cumbersome. Since I'm 6'6" tall, the best part is it's actually tall enough!!

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                                                5.0

                                                I love it!

                                                By Dakwa

                                                from Tulsa, Ok

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Functional
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Opens Quickly
                                                • Stable
                                                • Strong Construction
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                • Bag needs better design

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Sports/Action
                                                • Urban Exploration
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Trailblazer Monopod:

                                                I do UE, outdoor, and street photography, a long with a few other types. I have used this in UE and Outdoor shoots, and it is excellent, even on unstable or slippery conditions. I used this to shoot some wild male geese using a 500mm lens during a territory dispute and pulled some fantastic and stable shots with it.
                                                Great product!

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