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Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod

B&H # SMMP100 MFR # 700382
Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod

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Product Highlights

  • With Ball Head (Quick Release)
  • Supports 13 lbs (5.9 kg)

You Pay: $39.00

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For budget-conscious photographers seeking a simple 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 Flip-lock
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
     
    4.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Opens quickly (8)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (10)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      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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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Churchill

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

        Got this product 2 weeks ago and used it for mare than 5 hours. It is a good quality monopod. It is light in weight but stable and comfortable to carry and use.
        The only drawback I have noticed is that the middle section is a little tight and has to use extra force to extend or collapse it.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Works ok.

        By Rich Ard

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Smith-Victor MP100 Aluminum Monopod:

          Works well. Light and easy to handle. The quick release base plate has a slotted thread. You can use a key or a screw driver to tighten the base plate to the camera. Downside is the mid-section pole does not extend smoothly.

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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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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                                      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.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • 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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                                        • No

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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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