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Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod

B&H # VEUSL50 Mfr # ULTRA STICK L50
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Product Highlights
  • 5-Section Aluminum Monopod
  • Maximum Height of 5' (155 cm)
  • Minimum Height of 14.6" (37 cm)
  • Weighs Just 10.56 oz (0.29 kg)

Velbon's Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod is a lightweight (10.56 oz/0.29 kg), 5-section camera support that can extend from 14.6" (37 cm) up to 5' (155 cm). The attached strap, padded neoprene grip and rubber foot help you maintain a solid grip on the monopod (and on your camera!).

5-section aluminum monopod
Maximum height of 5' (155 cm)
Minimum height of 14.6" (37 cm)
Weighs just 10.56 oz (0.29 kg)
Maximum Height 5' (155 cm)
Folded Length 14.6" (37 cm)
Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Weight 10.56 oz (0.29 kg)
Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelbonUltra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod
     
    4.0

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Opens quickly (11)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Wildlife (7)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Video (6)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Small size perfect for travel.

      Quick deployment and small size means you can carry this in your backpack. Super lightweight. Good enough for DSLRs.

      Though quick, might be tricky adjusting to the exact height you...Read complete review

      Quick deployment and small size means you can carry this in your backpack. Super lightweight. Good enough for DSLRs.

      Though quick, might be tricky adjusting to the exact height you want. Consider the Manfrotto Neotec monopod if you want something more precise (but you lose the size/weight pros).

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrific

      I used it on my trip to Europe, the very first day I am there it breaks. It uses some type of frail plastic for the locking mechanism. I consider myself a very...Read complete review

      I used it on my trip to Europe, the very first day I am there it breaks. It uses some type of frail plastic for the locking mechanism. I consider myself a very careful person, even so, the monopod breaks when I open it. I had opened it previously, and I am quite certain it didn't break on the plane ride for I had in my carry-on bag tucked under the chair in front of me.

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      5.0

      Perfect for my needs

      By Jimi

      from CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

        I was looking for a strong yet light weight monopod that would fold up to the size of my gear bag. This is the perfect monopod for me

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        5.0

        Perfect lightweight monopod

        By Rick F

        from Windsor, Ontario Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

          I purchased the Velbon's Ultra Stick L50 for use with my Canon HF G20 camcorder and I couldn't have picked a better. I have an old (ancient) monopod with all the lockdown levers but it weighs more than my camcorder so, I wanted one that was lightweight and compact. The Velbon's Ultra Stick L50 was exactly what I was looking for.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Monopod and it is 61

          By Ed

          from Connecticut

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

            I have this monopod and is great. I use it with my Sony Nex-7 camera. It is light, and compact. Perfect to carry my small camera. When I first got it I was ready to send it back because it did not open to 61". Before I put it in the box my wife pulled it open a little harder than I did. The 1st section was just stuck, and after it was opened it worked fine and did not get stuck again. It opens very easy and smooth, and being able to set to a height and lock it with a twist is a big plus. I am very pleased with this monopod. It would be good if the directions stated that it may be difficult to open at first. I would, and have reccomended this monopod to my friends.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Horrific

            By Deepdivermw

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unstable Joints
              • Weak Clamps

              Best Uses

              • Addition to Landfill

              Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

              I used it on my trip to Europe, the very first day I am there it breaks. It uses some type of frail plastic for the locking mechanism. I consider myself a very careful person, even so, the monopod breaks when I open it. I had opened it previously, and I am quite certain it didn't break on the plane ride for I had in my carry-on bag tucked under the chair in front of me.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best little monopod I've ever used!

              By Mike g ;) of vimeo!

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Fits in small backpack
              • Lightweight
              • Nice neoprene grip
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction
              • Wrist strap is helpful

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

              I recently bought this product (two weeks ago) to use at the International Quilt Festival. The environment is packed hardly any room to move sometimes so I needed something small and lightweight. I found this little gem on a colleague's website and bought it as quick as I could.

              After using it for one hour I knew it was the best monopod ever! It stabilizes video and expands to eye level so you can frame your shots correctly with the viewfinder/LCD. It collapses down to a very small 16 in. The wrist strap is very helpful as you can put it around your wrist so you don't have to carry your camera all the time during a shoot.

              Overall I believe it is a very good monopod for pros and amateurs and I would highly recomend buying it. It is a good piece of video/photo kit.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Big bang for the buck!

              By George

              from Corpus Christi, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                Shaky hands? That's me. This little baby takes the shake out. The camera you use is the one you have with you. Same goes for a tripod. How often do you lug even a lightweight tripod with you. Me - never. My new baby helper is by my side at all times. Changed me from shaky shot to steady shot in the flick of my wrist. Thanks B&H again. Your loyal customer for over 20 years.

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                • No

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Small size perfect for travel.

                By Cedric

                from Vancouver, BC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                  Quick deployment and small size means you can carry this in your backpack. Super lightweight. Good enough for DSLRs.

                  Though quick, might be tricky adjusting to the exact height you want. Consider the Manfrotto Neotec monopod if you want something more precise (but you lose the size/weight pros).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent lightweight monopod

                  By TruePoindexter

                  from Redlands, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                      A very compact and surprisingly sturdy monopod. I wouldn't put too much weight on it but I comfortably use mine with around 4lbs of camera. I would recommend that you get a quick release adapter for it.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Light and portable.

                      By Vin

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Unstable Joints

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                      Excellent monopod. It could be a little cheaper but otherwise it's a great monopod. The locking system is very practical but it may not take too much weight, so far I have only tested it with a small DSLR.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      IT'S NOT FIVE FEET LONG!

                      By Brute Wolf

                      from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                            Great design. Absolutely love the quick-release. But it's only 51 inches long. I bought it because it was supposed to be five feet long.

                            Very disappointed. Too short to be of real value, and it never should have happened. Someone fell asleep at either the B&H or the Velbon quality control department. I was misled.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good on the go

                            By Andrei

                            from dallas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                            Good when on the go, and it's cheap

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Lightweight, compact and fast

                            By Persp

                            from NA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                              Very lightweight and compact, yet feels stable and secure (once you get the knack of the unusual twist locks). Takes 3-4 seconds to fully extend and lock.

                              The monopod is light enough that I can easily carry my DLSR by the grip, in one hand, with the monopod attached. This leaves my left hand free to hold a flash or reflector. Very handy when chasing moving targets (e.g., kids).

                              Drawbacks:
                              - Locking does not give a clear feedback. (You just have to twist it hard enough.)
                              - The rubber surface around the mounting screw on top does not grip well. If I tighten the camera (or clamp/ballhead/tilthead) with reasonable force, they could still twist loose. When I tighten with maximal manual force, the attachment is secure but the rubber surface unmoors from its glue and rotates.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good value, collapses small

                              By Alan

                              from Santa Rosa, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                                Priced right, this monopod give you great value for the money. It's very light weight, small for travel, yet telescopes to a reasonable height.

                                Grest combination of features!

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Light weight, good value

                                By Alan

                                from Santa Rosa, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Aluminum Monopod:

                                  I was looking for a light weight travel monopod that extended to 5 feet & collapsed rather small. This is the one! Not expensive either. It's not appropriate for a heavy camera, but I didn't need that.

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