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Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod

B&H # SMMP100 Mfr # 700382
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Product Highlights
  • With Ball Head (Quick Release)
  • Supports 13 lbs (5.9 kg)

For budget-conscious photographers seeking a simple, slender, petite, and portable monopod to support their small or large camera, Smith-Victor makes the MP100 Aluminum Monopod to fulfill that need. In addition, the included ball head and built-in quick release provides you with added flexibility.

With a max height of 63.2" and a weight capacity of 13 lbs, this monopod can wield most cameras up to SLR-size.

High-density foam grip
Ball head with built-in quick release
Wrist strap
Maximum Height 63.2" (160.5)
Folded Length 22.5" (57.2)
Load Capacity 13 lbs (5.9kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Male Thread Size 3/8 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)
Weight 1.2 lbs (544g)
Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod
  • Wrist Strap
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Three Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorMP100 Aluminum Monopod
     
    4.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (16)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Opens quickly (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (9)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (5)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (15)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Worth the money

      This really is a great monopod for the money. The ballhead w/ quickrelease plate (all metal) is almost worth the price of the entire outfit. The one thing that gives me pause...Read complete review

      This really is a great monopod for the money. The ballhead w/ quickrelease plate (all metal) is almost worth the price of the entire outfit. The one thing that gives me pause (and thus the 4 star rating rather than 5) is that the plastic clamps for locking the monopod leg as it extends/retracts seem rather cheap, and bound to fail - but they haven't yet. When/if they do, I'll pick up a Bogen, and use the head from the Smith-Victor. That said, when the clamps are locked down, this monopod is solid.

      One more note - there is no reference to additional/replacement quick release plates (neither on B&H nor the S-V website). Will most likely have to take it into the local photo store and try to find something that matches up.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I can't recommend this.

      The monopod is light and extends to a good size, but there was a problem. When you open the bottom latch the bottom extends however when you open the middle latch you cannot extend...Read complete review

      The monopod is light and extends to a good size, but there was a problem. When you open the bottom latch the bottom extends however when you open the middle latch you cannot extend that part without opening the top latch first. Same problem when you try to close it. I wound up returning the monopod for a different one.

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      5.0

      Great for Steady Pictures

      By maryhaven

      from North Haven, CT

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

        My husband has been looking for a monopod for months. He has been complaining that all of his photos have been coming out blurry because he can't hold the camera steady. When we saw the product description for this monopod, it sounded exactly like what we wanted. My husband is 6'2" and this extends to a good height for him to use comfortably. It is well constructed and easy to use. It is sturdy, but not too heavy. I would definitely recommend this monopod for anyone who wants to take clearer pictures.

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        5.0

        Exceptional features at affordable price

        By Susan the bird photographer

        from Southwest VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birds And Wildlife
          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

          I purchased this monopod primarily to use with my heavy Canon 100-400mm lens. The quick release plate, ball head, and the amount of weight it holds are what sold me on this particular monopod. It is well made and the clamps are not weak. I have used it several times while shooting birds and it has worked great. This monopod had all the features I was looking for at a price I could afford.

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          4.0

          Solid Performer

          By Hoosier in Ga

          from Eatonton,Ga

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Solid Ball Head
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Top Clamp Has To Be Open

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

          I purchased the monopod for use in scenery shots, where a tripop was impractical. I've also used it for a walking stick. My Nikon DSLR and a 70-300mm lens sits firmly on the ball head. The 13# weight rating wss one of the major factors in my purchase.The only downside is that the top leg clamp has to be left open as you release the other clamps. I had read this in a previous review, so I knew it prior to purchasing. You get more than your moneyies worth with this monopod.

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          5.0

          Great for the price.

          By James from Oz

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

            You really cannot go wrong with this - it serves the purpose perfectly and is very inexpensive. The quick-release lever is larger than others, which is good!

            I haven't found any problems with using this in any situation.

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            5.0

            pretty good

            By JJ

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

              Lightweight, easy to use, overall a great product for the price.

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              5.0

              Great with GoPro Hero 2

              By PowerJP

              from Longueuil, Qc

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                  Enable to film yourself. Quick release definitively a +

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice piece of equipment

                  By Chris

                  from Cumberland, MD.

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Shots
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                    Exactly what was I was looking for. Lightweight and compact.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Amazing monpod

                    By bart

                    from guelph, On, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                      Built is very good. Price is amazing! Very solid! The only con is the quick release plate,not that easy to put on but not a deal breaker, just a matter of getting used to it.

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                      5.0

                      Monopod

                      By Kuru Muni

                      from Montreal, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                        Great product and compact

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        I can't recommend this.

                        By PK

                        from Waco, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                            The monopod is light and extends to a good size, but there was a problem. When you open the bottom latch the bottom extends however when you open the middle latch you cannot extend that part without opening the top latch first. Same problem when you try to close it. I wound up returning the monopod for a different one.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            Great for first Monopod

                            By Cameramanuh

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Weak Clamps

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                              Unfortunately the monopod I received was defective. One of the legs did not come out unless the other leg locks were unlocked first. Besides that I find it pretty sturdy. I did not know it had a ball head until I received it. The locks could be better, but they seem cheap. Overall, pretty good for my first monopod.

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                              5.0

                              This Monopod is awesome!

                              By Baygirl

                              from Deltaville, VA.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                I used this monopod in April 2011 at my daughter's 10K run and it really did come in handy with taking pictures of all the runners for over 4 hours. It is perfect for my height of 4'11 and also for my husband of 5'8. It is light weight and the quick release works fast.

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                                5.0

                                cheap monopod

                                By fatbob

                                from ligonier, in

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                  this monopod is cheap, in order to make it strong. i have to add bigger and longer all thread to the base of the ballhead. also added a screw into the base where the 1/4 all thread mount to to make it strong. after these mod the monopod is very sturdy and should be good for daily use. easy mod do do

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Worth the money

                                  By Mark

                                  from Portland, ME

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Great value
                                  • Stable

                                  Cons

                                  • Cheap Clamps

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                  This really is a great monopod for the money. The ballhead w/ quickrelease plate (all metal) is almost worth the price of the entire outfit. The one thing that gives me pause (and thus the 4 star rating rather than 5) is that the plastic clamps for locking the monopod leg as it extends/retracts seem rather cheap, and bound to fail - but they haven't yet. When/if they do, I'll pick up a Bogen, and use the head from the Smith-Victor. That said, when the clamps are locked down, this monopod is solid.

                                  One more note - there is no reference to additional/replacement quick release plates (neither on B&H nor the S-V website). Will most likely have to take it into the local photo store and try to find something that matches up.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  cool monopod

                                  By Cape Cod photo

                                  from Cape Cod MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                    It is light and strong. Works well with my cannon 70-200 f4.0 with collar, which is why i bought it.Great for sports and wildlife photos.

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                                    5.0

                                    great for the price

                                    By cindy

                                    from Philadelphia, PA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                      When I bought this, there were no reviews, so I took a chance. I've been very happy so far, and would recommend this monopod. I use this for my Nikon D90/Sigma 70-200f2.8 combo. It's plenty sturdy, the ball head locks tight, and the quick release plate has a safety lever that prevents accidental releases. It's tall enough to hold the camera at eye level with extension to spare for a 5'10'' person like me. It folds up small enough to strap on the side of a backpack camera bag. I like the clip locks on the legs vs. screw locks. I have to pull the legs out to extend them now, but hopefully they'll loosen up with use.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent value!

                                      By Husker Rod

                                      from Omaha, NE

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Opens Quickly
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                        I was looking for a monopod that was sturdy, had a ball head, yet was inexpensive. The MP100 is very solid and the ball head is good quality. My main use is in the stands at various programs/sports for my children, supplying support but not taking up significant space.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        works

                                        By humpdober

                                        from MI

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                        i had to replace the first one they sent me. the heads screw was broken, so i could not use it. the second one they sent me works perfectly fine, just like it is suppose to.

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                                        4.0

                                        Excellent purchase! Very pleased

                                        By TXShooter

                                        from DFW, TX

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Proprietary clip

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                        Searching around for best bang for the buck in a monopod, and found the Smith-Victor MP100 that comes with its own detachable ball head, and adaptor screw to fit other accessories (like a SLR-Zoom Gorillapod). use it all the time at my children's sports games. Very easy to adjust. Is very sturdy, and the included ball head easily supports my 50D with a 70-300 zoom lens. My only reason for the 4 stars is because the clip for the ball head is proprietary, but you can purchase extra ones from Smith-Victor for 12$ + shipping. Now I have one on my Canon video camera, and my SLR

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                                        5.0

                                        I love it!

                                        By mixonc

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Length

                                        Cons

                                        • none

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Camcorder
                                        • Camera

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

                                        I use this monopod for my video camcorder. I have the Canon XH-A1s, and this pod is sturdy enough to hold my camera with the shotgun mic, and on-camera light. It can compress pretty small for low shots or for storage purposes... But the great thing is that it can extend to a decent enough height... Being that I'm 6'3".

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