The Varavon 520M Monopod supports up to 13.2 pounds and is made from impact-resistant polycarbonate. It supports both photo and small video heads with a 3/8" mounting screw such as Varavon's 103 video head. Monopods are an attractive camera support option when tripods or other camera support systems would be too large, heavy or attract too much attention. Varavon's 520M features a main shaft with three leg extensions and a height range of 23 to 65". It collapses for transport or to get a low angle shot, and you can extend the monopod to get over five feet of additional reach. A ball-jointed rubber foot provides grip on slippery or delicate surfaces, and allows the monopod to lean without sacrificing grip. The rubber foot retracts to reveal a spike, which can provide an anchor point on uneven surfaces or soft ground. The monopod comes with a cushioned top section for comfort and grip, and a wrist strap for transport.