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MagnusDXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (8)
  • Wildlife photos (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would recommend this

I use the DXM-100- Magnus Monopod while photographing wildlife. Most of the time I have a camera with an long lense on it. I find it easier and less clumsy to use...Read complete review

I use the DXM-100- Magnus Monopod while photographing wildlife. Most of the time I have a camera with an long lense on it. I find it easier and less clumsy to use than a tripod for this purpose. The only thing that I might change would be to make it to collapse down a little shorter. I would recommend this to others and I would buy it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality and Workmanship

I purchased this item mainly for travel because it was lightweight, the price was right and the reviews were positive. Upon inspection, I found the screw that tightens the ball head to be...Read complete review

I purchased this item mainly for travel because it was lightweight, the price was right and the reviews were positive. Upon inspection, I found the screw that tightens the ball head to be very loose and wobbly. The top flip lock lever on the first extension was so loose it looked like it was going fall off, and it looked worn. The other levers didn't look this way nor were they loose. Maybe I just got a bad one? Today I spent $ for shipping to return this item which was a waste of money on such an inferior product.

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5.0

A good product from a good company.

By kayaker

from South Jersey

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

    I use this monopod to photograph wildlife

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    PS to earlier review

    By DWheeler

    from Bridgewater, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

    I gave this product a somewhat negative, although deserved review but I wanted to add that in all of the difficulties I have experienced with it, the Magnus customer service has been very responsive and helpful.

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    1.0

    One-legged, but not sturdy by any means!

    By DWheeler

    from Bridgewater, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

      It's light, compact, I love the ball head and that's it. Fortunately it lasted the very first time I used it through a 5-day overseas vacation, and then broke once I got home - one of the plastic rings between the telescoping leg cracked. I sent it back for warranty repair, it was returned, the telescoping was stiff, and a ring broke again.

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      • No

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      5.0

      DXM-1000

      By Tony

      from palatine Il

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

        Very good very easy to handle

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Just OK

        By Fotosetbyjames

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

        Used to shoot sports with a Nikon D300s with Grip and a 70-200 alone and with a 1.7tx. Also used with a Nikon Df and same lens setup.

        The only complaint is the "locks" for the leg extensions seem weak and appear to need some tightening after just a few uses... maybe I am pushing the weight limit. Other than that it works as described.

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        • No

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        2.0

        DXM 1000

        By click click

        from SI, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Ball Head Not Good

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

        The ball head does not have a positive stop in the upright position making it difficult to level the camera. Would not recommend.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great deal

        By Susan

        from Helena, MT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality product

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

          Perfect for hiking - small, lightweight, yet durable. Collapses and extends quickly and easily. Couldn't be happier with the purchase as it meets my needs.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice!

          By Brett

          from Salem, MA

          Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

          Lightweight, inexpensive, and built pretty well! Definitely recommended.

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          2.0

          Poor Quality and Workmanship

          By ddoriej

          from Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Appeared Worn
          • Flimsy Construction
          • Loose Parts

          Best Uses

            Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

            I purchased this item mainly for travel because it was lightweight, the price was right and the reviews were positive. Upon inspection, I found the screw that tightens the ball head to be very loose and wobbly. The top flip lock lever on the first extension was so loose it looked like it was going fall off, and it looked worn. The other levers didn't look this way nor were they loose. Maybe I just got a bad one? Today I spent $ for shipping to return this item which was a waste of money on such an inferior product.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Seems nice. ...

            By jamonteith

            from ohio

            Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

            This monopod is light weight and easy to use. The ball head doesn't seem to hold tight.

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            5.0

            Monopod w/ball head

            By Debbie

            from Poughkeepsie NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

              Recently bought a 500mm lens. I needed some stability at times. This monopod is just what I needed. The ball heads let's me follow the birds high up or low down. Easy to put on and take off.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A Bargain

              By Vinyl Lives

              from White Plains, NY

              Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

              This model is an inexpensive alternative to pricier models

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              4.0

              I would recommend this

              By JC camerabum

              from Tallahassee, Fl

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                I use the DXM-100- Magnus Monopod while photographing wildlife. Most of the time I have a camera with an long lense on it. I find it easier and less clumsy to use than a tripod for this purpose. The only thing that I might change would be to make it to collapse down a little shorter. I would recommend this to others and I would buy it again.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Easy

                By Beth

                from Ny

                Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                Fine

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                4.0

                sturdy

                By beth select

                from ny

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                    good for flash use

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Inexpensive, light weight & compact

                    By Searching for Occupy

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                      I was traveling to Egypt and needed something to fit in a small suitcase that was also light weight and would still hold my Sony VG camcorder. This was the perfect solution.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice product.

                      By foe toe joe

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                        I'm an amature photographer and only need this occasionally for some sports photography. It seems to be well built and will suit my needs. Nice product for the price.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Monopod

                        By PTM

                        from Portugal

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                          Very light and good height. Excelent price.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          So Far So Good/Time Will Tell

                          By none

                          from Georgetown Texas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Needs A Carrying Sling

                          Best Uses

                          • Time Will Tell

                          Comments about Magnus DXM-1000 5-Section Aluminum Monopod with Ball Head:

                          Steady and compact when taking images.....met my expectations
                          Adjustable heights fit the needs well

                          A snap lock top would make more convenient... use to that feature on my tri-pod

                          Service...shipping as advertised...
                          need time in the field to master this tool!!

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                          • No

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