A monopod is an ideal way to take the weight off a heavy camera / lens combo or simply steady your hand. Still photographers are able to shoot at lower shutter speeds with the camera supported and videographers can avoid eye-straining jitter, especially evident during long zooming. Best yet monopods pack easily and go anywhere, and often do double-duty as a walking stick on long hikes.
This Manfrotto 394 Photo-Movie Monopod has 4 sections with easy-to-use flip levers which telescope to 5' and fold down to only 18.9". Made of aluminum, it weighs only 0.73 lb and yet supports loads up to 9.9 lb. The 394 Photo-Movie Monopod comes with a wrist strap to safely secure your valuable equipment. A wide selection of optional ball or pan heads is available.