When you're shooting with a telephoto or in low light and moving too fast to set up a tripod (or if you just want to travel light), the Benro A48F Classic Aluminum Monopod With S4 Head may be your new best friend.
This machined aluminum support reaches a height of 67.3", closes down to 24.8", and supports 8.8 lb. It only weighs 3.2 lb, so you'll barely know you're carrying it. The S4 head is supplied with a QR6 quick-release plate, built-in bubble level, and separate pan and tilt drag lock levers. Opening and closing the 4 sections is quick and easy with the flip lever lock design, and the swivel foot design plus extra wide base rubber feet improves gripping ability on any surface.
An attached wrist strap and a closed foam grip give you a secure hold on the monopod (and your camera!), and the grip insulates your hands from the aluminum on cold days. The head plate has a reversible 1/4"-3/8" screw.
Quick Lock Legs with Anti-Rotation Leg System
Monopod height can easily be set by a flip of the quick lock leg levers, which combined with anti-rotation leg sections enable fast and fumble-free set-up
Swivel Pod Foot
Unique ball and socket design and extra wide base improves performance and grip of foot on virtually any surface
Tilt Drag/Lock Lever - S4
Set tension control and lock of full front to rear tilt axis
QR Plate System with Safety Lock - S4
Easy camera mounting and dismount for transport
Interchangeable Pan Bar Handle - S4
With angular adjustment, fits on both left and right of head for convenient user control
Closed-Cell Foam Hand Grip
A thick layer of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) provides a comfortable yet firm grip when carrying your monopod--also includes Hand Strap for extra security
Pan Drag/Lock Lever - S4
Adjusts tension and locks head on 360° pan movement
Built-in Bubble Level - S4
Allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans
Includes 501PL-Compatible QR6 Plate
Removable quick-release plate with sliding adjustment for better camera balance
Carry Case and Strap
For handy transport and protection of the monopod and head