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Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head

B&H # VAEAM204S Mfr # ESPOD AM-204S
Discontinued

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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight (11.28 oz) Aluminum Monopod
  • Maximum Height of 4.7' (1.44 m)
  • Folds to 19.25" (49 cm)
  • Ball Head for Vertical/Horizontal Photos
  • Foam Grip
  • Quick Flip Locks
  • Foot Converts From Rubber to Spikes

Vanguard's Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head gives you quick, solid support for your camera in a compact, lightweight package. A maximum height of 4.7' (1.44 m), minimum height of 19.25" (49 cm), and weight of only 11.28 oz (319 g) make this sturdy aluminum monopod a natural choice for traveling photographers or anybody who wants to be able to work fast with solid support. It has a ball head, 4 leg sections with quick-flip locks, a foam grip, and a foot that converts from rubber to a spike for better stability.

Lightweight and convenient aluminum monopod
Simple tilt head for vertical or horizontal composition
Foam grip
Quick flip locks
Feet convert from rubber to spikes
Maximum Height 56.75" (144 cm)
Folded Length 19.25" (49 cm)
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Weight 11.28 oz (320 g)
Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head
  • Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardEspod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head
     
    4.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Opens quickly (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Night shots (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Very handy compact solution to steadying

      By Moroccosoul

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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 Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

      This monopod screws onto the camera and steadies it. I used it for filming concerts and it solved the problem of the wavering picture. The legs can be let out to whatever length you need to steady it on your lap or on the floor. It also has a tilt disc that allows you to tilt your camera to different angles. IT is compact and easy to carry.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      GOOD LIGHT DUTY MONOPOD

      By Glenn Smith

      from Lakeland, Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Innexpensive
      • Light Weight
      • Opens Quickly

      Cons

      • Ball Head Screw

      Best Uses

      • Action
      • Landscapescenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

      I used this for underwater videography, while freediving, exclusively. Considering that I am pushing a camera along underwater, and at times, against strong currents, it held up nicely. Eventually, the screw on the ball head broke off, after about 12 - 15 hours use in the water. Will buy a more heavy duty model next, for what I am doing. The rest of the monopod has held up beautifully. This would be a very nice unit for someone who needs a steadier hand, out of the water.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great quality for the price.

      By BBYE V8

      from Saint Louis

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

        I needed a simple, compact, lightweight monopod for hiking that didn't cost much since it will be abused quite a bit or even lost. This Vanguard fit the description perfectly. It's a higher quality product than the price suggest. A quick release plate would have been a nice addition, but would have added to the price and weight...so it's perfect as is.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Rock Solid

        By Glenn

        from Lakeland, Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sportsaction
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

          I use this monopod, almost exclusively, for underwater shots. I've used it for two dives so far and it's rock solid. The ball head adjusts quickly and precisely, without any problems or hassles. Simple, well designed, and affordable.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Light and stable

          By JT

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

            Pretty good. Just tall eneough for me (6'0") - wouldn't be good for anyone taller

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            • No

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lite but Heavy Duty

            By rasolis610

            from New Jersey

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

              portable and strong

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for GoPro

              By Noutonic

              from Bogotá, Colombia.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

                You have to buy the tripod mount to use GoPro, light, strong enough

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                • No

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                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again.

                By Visions Media USA

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Weak Ball Head

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

                Loved the overall quality of this monopod. Very lightweight. The only complaint is the ball head - it doesn't stay tight in the vertical camera position all that well. Definitely would recommend though.

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                • No

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value

                By Joe

                from Mosinee, WI

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Anywhere

                Comments about Vanguard Espod AM-204S Aluminum Monopod w/Ball Head:

                I bought this monopod for that extra bit of stability needed to stop the blur you get when your not 100% steady. Works great for me. You can also use it as an extension for getting in closer to the performers when reaching over a barrier. Could not be happier with this purchase.

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