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Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod

You Pay: $42.55
Product Highlights
  • Supports 2 lbs (1 kg)
  • For Self-Made Video Blogging, Etc.
  • For Self-Timer Family Pictures
  • No Support Surface Needed
  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Construction
  • Self-Image Positioning Mirror Aid
  • Ideal for Digital SLRs, Camcorders, Etc.
  • Standard 1/4"-20 Camera Screw

The Quick Pod DSLR Boom-Style Handheld Monopod is a handheld boom-style camera mounting pole that lets you properly frame and photograph yourself with your friends and family, without having to ask strangers for help. Made out of airplane grade aluminum, the DSLR version offers extended range, and can be held out at arms length to a length of over 4 feet. It features a built-in self-image positioning mirror that assure that the camera is aimed in the right direction.

The Quick Pod DSLR is ideal for use with a standard digital SLR camera with standard zoom lens attached, a camcorder, a flash unit, or other accessories.  It is also ideal for video bloggers using it to film themselves, or making their own movie clips to post on YouTube etc.

High quality polycarbonate and aluminum components for strength, durability and portability
Built-in self-image positioning mirror
No support surface needed
Maximum Height 53" (134.6 cm)
Minimum Height N/A
Folded Length 18" (45.7 cm)
Load Capacity 2 lbs (1 kg)
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 9 oz (250 g)
Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod
  • MonoPod Rubberized End-Cap
  • Aluminum End-Cap
  • Hiking Clip
  • Wrist Strap
  • Carry Bag
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Quik PodQuick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod
     
    3.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Stable (7)
    • Folds away (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Easy Way to Shoot Yourself

      I've owned the cheaper Quik Pod for a couple of years now, and it's been indispensable for covering trade shows where I need to get myself on camera once in a while. Two weeks...Read complete review

      I've owned the cheaper Quik Pod for a couple of years now, and it's been indispensable for covering trade shows where I need to get myself on camera once in a while. Two weeks ago I bought the higher-quality Quik Pod DSLR, and it's a tremendous step up in quality and usability.

      Despite its name, the Quik Pod DSLR is good for just about any type of moderately sized camera of camcorder. I mostly use it with a Canon Vixia HV20 camcorder, and the Quik Pod DSLR handles it pretty well.

      This aluminum Quik Pod is lightweight and sturdy, and extends to a length of 53 inches, which is just too long a distance to hold a camera steady while shooting yourself, but it's great for shooting over a crowd or just keeping a camera steady in monopod mode. When you are shooting yourself, the little mirror offers a little bit of help getting yourself in the frame (but not much).

      The included accessories are pretty weak and flimsy. The actual mount attachment that screws into your camera's tripod mount point is cheap plastic--I'm skeptical that it'll last long. And there's an included gel pad that's supposed to help cushion your body from the end of the Quick Pod when you're holding it against your torso, but it doesn't come with anything to keep it attached to your body or to the Quick Pod, so it just falls on the ground a lot.

      My final criticism is that this model doesn't fold as small as I'd like, so it's always clanking around as it hangs off the back of my gear bag during a shoot. If it could retract a few inches more, it could actually fit inside the backpack.

      Overall, this is a good monopod at a great price. A worthy addition to any gear bag.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      middle of the road

      too large for a P&S, i wouldn't trust the Quick Pod DSLR with an EOS5D and a 17-35 zoom after a few try.
      it is very well made though,...Read complete review

      too large for a P&S, i wouldn't trust the Quick Pod DSLR with an EOS5D and a 17-35 zoom after a few try.
      it is very well made though, comes with all the accessories and 2 different heads but may be more appropriate for a APS-C DSLR with a kit zoom.
      i use it as a light to carry monopod with a 70-200mm f2.8 (w tripod collar), helps a lot when you don't have IS :-)
      but not for the intended use as a boom-style handheld for self photography
      If you use a P&S, you'll be better served by the smaller model

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Great monopod!

      By The Mountain Man

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

        I will use this product to take selfies during my vacations. The monopod is light weight and hold my camera steady. I do not have any complaints about this product.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Selfies just became easier

        By steve

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Stabilization

          Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

          This is easy to handle and use. It has a higher weight limit than most other, thinner, more flimsy poles. It handles my D60 camera or Sony camcorder that weights 1.4 pounds. Easy to extend and use. Light weight.

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          5.0

          Great for Self shots and self videos

          By TP23

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Na

          Best Uses

          • Movies

          Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

          I purchased this while visiting NYC so I could take selfies while walking the streets of NYC since I was alone.

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          • No

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          4.0

          QuickPod DSLR Monopod

          By Raj

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Effective
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Light weight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Diving
          • GoPro
          • Travel

          Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

          Great little Monopod, perfect for my GoPro Hero camera.. I plan on using it for my DSLR as well.. Sturdy, well made and light weight.!

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          helpful

          By loves to travel

          from guam

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

              It's really helpful when traveling alone. You can take nice pictures alone with this. You don't need to ask anyone to take your picture.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Quick Pod quick and easy!

              By Leegsherman

              from Riverside, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Cheap Plastic components

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

              Great for a quick and easy set up. Very practical for personal use and professional use. Light weight and compact.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The Easy Way to Shoot Yourself

              By Robert

              from Brentwood, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Self shots

                Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                I've owned the cheaper Quik Pod for a couple of years now, and it's been indispensable for covering trade shows where I need to get myself on camera once in a while. Two weeks ago I bought the higher-quality Quik Pod DSLR, and it's a tremendous step up in quality and usability.

                Despite its name, the Quik Pod DSLR is good for just about any type of moderately sized camera of camcorder. I mostly use it with a Canon Vixia HV20 camcorder, and the Quik Pod DSLR handles it pretty well.

                This aluminum Quik Pod is lightweight and sturdy, and extends to a length of 53 inches, which is just too long a distance to hold a camera steady while shooting yourself, but it's great for shooting over a crowd or just keeping a camera steady in monopod mode. When you are shooting yourself, the little mirror offers a little bit of help getting yourself in the frame (but not much).

                The included accessories are pretty weak and flimsy. The actual mount attachment that screws into your camera's tripod mount point is cheap plastic--I'm skeptical that it'll last long. And there's an included gel pad that's supposed to help cushion your body from the end of the Quick Pod when you're holding it against your torso, but it doesn't come with anything to keep it attached to your body or to the Quick Pod, so it just falls on the ground a lot.

                My final criticism is that this model doesn't fold as small as I'd like, so it's always clanking around as it hangs off the back of my gear bag during a shoot. If it could retract a few inches more, it could actually fit inside the backpack.

                Overall, this is a good monopod at a great price. A worthy addition to any gear bag.

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                • No

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                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Missing parts

                By Dr. Fish

                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Missing parts

                Best Uses

                • Great for GoPro

                Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                I got this monopod the day before leaving on a photo/video shoot. When I took it out of the package I found that the nut that goes on the screw that holds the head into the monopod was missing. I had to scramble and visit 5 different hardware stores before I found a nut that would work. The monopod was essential to filming some underwater stuff with our GoPro cameras. Once I finished the job Quikpod should have finished, the product performed well. Too bad their quality control is lacking.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Versatile and Stable

                By John The Photographer in CNY

                from Central New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                  I would give it 5 stars if it came with an extra quick release for an extra camera. Also if the platform was a bit smaller.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great little pod!

                  By Irus

                  from RI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cannot hold full-size SLR

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                  Lightweight, small enough to carry around everywhere.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Great idea but not without its downfalls

                  By danielle

                  from union county, nj

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cumbersome
                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                  This product really is a great idea and it does work, but you have to know how to use the timer on your digital camera...that wasn't something I knew how to use before I bought this. Also, it can be difficult to extend and contract, the button you press down to do so needs a little bit of patience..overall, for the price, its a great novelty thing to have in order to take self protraits. The carrying bag is great for traveling.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome with a GoPro Hero

                  By Chico

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                    althoguh its for a DSLR, I'm not sure about how comfortable I would be with my D700 on the other end of this... specially once you extend more than one part.. Put a GoPro Hero on there and prepare for some serious fun!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great reach for including background

                    By Ed the outdoor self-photographer :-)

                    from The Southeast

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Solid

                    Cons

                    • A little long

                    Best Uses

                    • Handheld self-photography

                    Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                    I had their shorter product, but wasn't able to include as much of the background in the shots that I would like. This version solves that problem. It is a little long when folded, but I am coping by tying it to the outside of my gear bag. Much more solid than its smaller cousin, and rock solid. Great for outdoors use and for heavier equipment (SLR, DV, etc.).

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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    middle of the road

                    By khiem

                    from la habra heights, CA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Quik Pod Quick Pod DSLR Extendable Boom-Style Handheld Monopod:

                    too large for a P&S, i wouldn't trust the Quick Pod DSLR with an EOS5D and a 17-35 zoom after a few try.
                    it is very well made though, comes with all the accessories and 2 different heads but may be more appropriate for a APS-C DSLR with a kit zoom.
                    i use it as a light to carry monopod with a 70-200mm f2.8 (w tripod collar), helps a lot when you don't have IS :-)
                    but not for the intended use as a boom-style handheld for self photography
                    If you use a P&S, you'll be better served by the smaller model

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