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Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # GIMPCF662 Mfr # MM8660
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The Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a 6-section monopod made high-strength carbon fiber tubing commonly used in aerospace engineering. It yields exceptional stability for its weight. The carbon fiber used for these legs is made from twelve layers, and the spiral grain is visible on the surface, giving it its high-tech look.

This monopod features anti-twist leg sections with rubber twist leg locks, and a neoprene leg grip for all-weather use.

Leg diameter
32mm leg diameter for added stability.
Safety features
Anti-twist screws for extra security when a head is attached, non-slip foam rubber coating on upper section.
Maximum Height 62.3" (158.2 cm)
Folded Length 17.2" (43.8 cm)
Load Capacity 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Sections 6
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 1.2 lb (550 g)
Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • Hand Strap
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Opens quickly (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      4.0

      Looks can be Deceiving

      By Camoman

      from New York City

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        I'm a somewhat hardcore Outdoor Photographer in NYC
        This Monopod is a delight to use for weight,strength
        For shooting Nature, Macro Photography hard to beat
        I like to use a 3 Way Panning Head with my Monpopods
        This type of Panning Head makes Vertical Shots easy
        The only time a Monopod may be a Negative would be
        When you are using a Long Lens where lateral moving
        Would hamper your steadiness

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works, but it's no Gitzo.

        By Gareth

        from New Zealand

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Reasonably priced

        Cons

        • Unstable
        • Unstable Joints
        • Weak Clamps

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        I bought this as it was carbon fiber, folds down very small, and was a reasonable price. Having had it for about a year I can say this.
        The top two twist locks have to be twisted all of the way out before the leg will move. you then have to screw them all of the way back in to lock them off. the feel of this is soft and it doesn't really feel locked. It doesn't feel very secure, and is certainly no G lock. Even slik locks off better.
        The other complaint I have is that the large mounting thread pushes back allowing a smaller thread to be used without having to change anything. This is a good idea, but the large thread spins freely after a bit of use. What is it attached to? The larger size thread should be more secure than the smaller, but i don't trust it. i use the smaller thread exclusively.

        I use the pod for my 300 2.8 and TC with a d700 and grip and it supports it, but the top plate wobbles!

        It is OK with a sinced flashgun though, so it has it's uses.

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        5.0

        STRONG & EASY TO USE

        By Black Bear

        from Ketchikan, Alaska

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

          My camera with lens is very heavy .. and my hand shakes .. this helps me get better pictures .. I can also use it as a walking stick instead of having to carry it when walking in the woods!

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          • No

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Carrying a monopod for a month is easy

          By Doug

          from Severn, MD

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            I purchased this carbon fiber monopod and it was the best investment when you don't want to lug a tripod all day. I was in Germany for a month traveling everyday with the lightweight carbon monopod from Giottos and it was small enough to fit in my camera bag. Extremely lightweight, & strong that I have recommended it to my fellow photographers

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            5.0

            very sturdy

            By Jim

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Long Exposures
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            Great product for some of the heavier camera setups. Very well built.

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            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just about perfect

            By Steve

            from SC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos MM 8660 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                I got this to stabilize shots on hikes, etc. when I didn't want to lug the tripod. It's got a very beefy feel to it, but even with an attached ball-head, it's less than 2 pounds. I'm 5'9" and only extend the bottom section a little bit to get the viewer on my D80 eye-level. It's nice and short and should be easy to pack when I take my next airline trip.

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