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Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod

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Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod

B&H # MORS16SKA Mfr # 191021
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The Monostat RS16SK ART Compact Monopod is a compact monopod that offers ultra-steady positioning due to its unique "Swivel Toe Stabilizer" foot. Due to the ball-socket friction-bearing design of the foot, involuntary movements around the longitudinal axis of the leg are prevented while obtaining smooth motion in the horizontal axis for the purpose of following moving objects, or shooting panoramic views. This ensures steady shots even in the most extreme telephoto positions.

Steady shots up to a 60° angle to the horizontal
Stabilization in the vertical and horizontal axes
Enables shooting on slippery surfaces, such as marble or ice, and from moving vehicles
Lightweight aluminum construction
Maximum Height 56.3" (143cm)
Folded Length 16.9" (43cm)
Load Capacity 30 lbs (13.6kg)
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist locks
Male Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"
Weight 1.4 lbs (620g)
Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod
  • Carrying Bag
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 1-Year after Registering Online or by Mail
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    MonostatRS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very solid, well made monopod.

      By ksarch

      from Emeryville, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

        Just purchased this monopod after much concern about whether the cost was worth it. You can get a Giotto similar to the RS16SK ART at about half the $'s but decided to go for the Monostat. I'm not disappointed. Use a good ball head with it. I'm using an older Manfrotto for now.Very versatile and easy to cary around when retracted.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This unit works great

        By Chuck

        from Green Valley, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

          This monopod is used an ACRATECH ballhead with a Canon 100 - 400 mm lens mounted on a Canon E0S 7D equipped with the battery grip. It is a heavy combination and the foot of monopod sticks to many different surfaces at odd angles without slipping. This unit folds up into a really small package and is light and easy to carry. I haven't found any drawbacks.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little monopod!

          By ZooGirl

          from Washington DC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Stable footing
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

            I love this monopod and am so glad I purchased it. I was looking for something that would be compact enough to fit in a carryon, but solid enough that I'd use it as my everyday monopod at home, too. Bingo. It's really compact and lightweight when folded, and I can strap it to my backpack and barely notice the weight. I've put a RRS monopod ball head on it, and shoot with a Canon 40D and 100-400mm L lens. I'm really happy with how well this combo works together.

            Design is great. The twist locks are so much easier to use than clamp locks, and hold securely when tightened (and when wet). The locks can be easily manipulated with gloves on. The foot is grippy even on ice, and having the ball/socket further prevents accidental slippage from involuntary leaning on my part (as with other pods). Among other things, I used it for several hours this weekend on a snowpacked surface, and it never slipped once (wish I could say the same for me), nor did all the snow and muck jam up the ball/socket.

            Couple additional notes: the included carry bag, while a nice touch, won't accommodate a ball head, so depending how you choose to tote your gear around, it could be a useless accessory. Also, I am vertically challenged (5'3"), so while the max height is fine for me, you should do the math before purchasing.

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worthwhile investment

            By Randall

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • ART
            • Compact
            • Includes a carry case
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction
            • Swivelpan capability

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

              I was hesitant to purchase this, but trusted the reviews. This monopod is alot sturdier than the picture suggests. The "bearing" foot is more akin to a ball mount and is sealed against muck and dirt, something I was concerned about prior to recieving it. It is very stable in use and the bearing foot allows for quick and effortless panning and tilting without sacrificing stability or support weight. The ART works very well, making it easy to open and adjust, even when shooting, and the tist clamps lock it down solid. Highly recommended to those in search of a compact, light yet very sturdy monopod.

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Highly recommend this monopod

              By JYI Photo

              from Sunnyvale, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

                I couldn't be happier with this purchase. The new anti rotation tubing is a big improvement over the previous version. I considered the Gitzo GM 5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber but couldn't justify the price at $400. In comparison, the RS16SK ART is $215 less; less than an inch longer collapsed and weighs about the same. I also prefer the stabilizer foot on the RS16SK. I highly recommend this unit.

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                (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this monopod

                By Richard S.

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Light Weight
                • Locks in place easily
                • Wont slip on the surface

                Cons

                • NON

                Best Uses

                • Following moving objects
                • Sports

                Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

                This monopod really works as advertised. This unique foot really stabilizes, and gets you the results you would expect of a tripod.

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                (1 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Clever device

                By Edward L

                from Green Valley, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Monostat RS16SK ART Compact 5-Section Monopod:

                This type of monopod claims that it will make "shooting" more steady than your usual monopod. Had some problems in putting the camera extender screw in, along with the bolt head into the camera and then removing it. Maybe I inserted it improperly or used it wrongly but in retracting the bolt with my fingers, it would not budge. In using plyers to loosen it, I may have stripped one of the screw rings. Now, I am lost in being able to use the device. Not sure how to correct this snafu on my part.

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