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iFootage Cobra 2 C180-II Carbon Fiber Monopod with Low-Profile Tripod

iFootage Cobra 2 C180-II Carbon Fiber Monopod with Low-Profile Tripod

B&H # IFC180II MFR # C180-II
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22.1 lb
  • Maximum Height: 70.9"
  • Closed Length: 27.8"
  • Sections: 4
$18900
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Manfrotto MVMXPRO500US XPRO Aluminum Video Monopod

Manfrotto MVMXPRO500US XPRO Aluminum Video Monopod

B&H # MAVMXPR500US MFR # MVMXPRO500US
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 79.9"
  • Closed Length: 30.7"
  • Sections: 4
$25786
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Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # OBCTM2500 MFR # CTM-2500
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26 lb
  • Max Height: 65"
  • Closed Length: 17.3"
  • Sections: 5
$9495
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Oben ATM-2600 6-Section Aluminum Monopod

B&H # OBATM2600 MFR # ATM-2600
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26 lb
  • Maximum Height: 64.7"
  • Closed Length: 16.7"
  • Sections: 6
$5995
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BUSHMAN Panoramic Claremont Bushman Monopod V2

B&H # BUBM2 MFR # BM2
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60.6"
  • Closed Length: 15.6"
  • Sections: 5
$12300
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Oben CTM-2600 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # OBCTM2600 MFR # CTM-2600
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26 lb
  • Maximum Height: 64.7"
  • Closed Length: 16.7"
  • Sections: 6
$8195
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Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # SISUP326 MFR # P326
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 61.4"
  • Closed Length: 15.6"
  • Sections: 6
$8200
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Manfrotto 290 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # MAMM290C4US MFR # MM290C4US
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 59.4"
  • Closed Length: 19.3"
  • Sections: 4
$12988
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BUSHMAN Panoramic Claremont Bushman Monopod

B&H # BUBM MFR # BM
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60.6"
  • Closed Length: 18"
  • Sections: 4
$14200
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Benro MSD46C SupaDupa Carbon Fiber Monopod (72")

B&H # BEMSD46C MFR # MSD46C
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 88.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 72"
  • Closed Length: 17.9"
  • Leg Sections: 6
$15995
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MeFOTO WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod (Hot Pink)

B&H # MEA35WH MFR # A35WH
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 30.9 lb
  • Max Height: 59.1"
  • Closed Length: 18.1"
  • Sections: 4
$3400
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Manfrotto Element MII Aluminum Monopod (Red)

B&H # MAMMELMIIA5R MFR # MMELMIIA5RD
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 35.3 lb
  • Max Height: 62.6"
  • Closed Length: 16.9"
  • Sections: 4
$4999
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Gitzo GM4562 Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # GIGM4562 MFR # GM4562
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 66 lb
  • Max Height: 60.6"
  • Closed Length: 17.3"
  • Sections: 6
$39900
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Manfrotto MPMXPROA4US Aluminum XPRO Monopod+

B&H # MAPMXPROA4US MFR # MPMXPROA4US
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
  • Max Height: 70.9"
  • Closed Length: 22"
  • Sections: 4
$9900
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Manfrotto Element MII Aluminum Monopod (Black)

B&H # MAMMELMIIA5B MFR # MMELMIIA5BK
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 35.3 lb
  • Max Height: 62.6"
  • Closed Length: 16.9"
  • Sections: 4
$5488
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Robus RCM-439 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod, 65"

B&H # RORCM439 MFR # RCM-439
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 39 lb
  • Maximum Height: 65"
  • 10x Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Folded Length: 21.1"
$13995
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Oben CTM-2600 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with VH-A30 Tilt Head Kit

B&H # OBCTM2600THK
Key Features
  • 26 lb Load Capacity
  • Rugged and Durable Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • Lightweight: 1.74 lb
  • Folded Length: 19.3"
$14995
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Gitzo GM4552L Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # GIGM4552L MFR # GM4552L
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 66 lb
  • Max Height: 74.8"
  • Closed Length: 22"
  • Sections: 5
$39900
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Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod

B&H # MAMVMELMIIA4 MFR # MVMELMIIA4
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 35.3 lb
  • Maximum Height: 50.4"
  • Folded Length: 19.9"
  • Sections: 4
$7190
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Magnus DLX-M1 4-Section Monopod

B&H # MADLXM1 MFR # DLX-M1
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 67.5"
  • Folded Length: 21.25"
  • Sections: 4
$1995
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Benro MAD49C Adventure Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # BEMAD49C MFR # MAD49C
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Maximum Height: 72.0"
  • Closed Length: 20.7"
  • Sections: 5
$14957
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Sunpak 6700M Aluminum Monopod

B&H # SU6700M MFR # 620-670
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 67"
  • Minimum Height: 21"
  • Leg Sections: 4
$1995
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iFootage RB-A200 Cobra 2 22" Round-Base Monopod

B&H # IFRBA200 MFR # RB-A200
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Maximum Height: 22"
  • Minimum Height: 10.6"
  • Center Column Sections: 3
$6900
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Manfrotto MVMXPROA4US Aluminum XPRO Video Monopod+

B&H # MAVMXPROA4US MFR # MVMXPROA4US
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Max Height: 75.6"
  • Closed Length: 26.8"
  • Sections: 4
$19988
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Benro MAD49A Adventure Series 4 Aluminum Monopod

B&H # BEMAD49A MFR # MAD49A
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Maximum Height: 75.2"
  • Closed Length: 21.3"
  • Sections: 5
$7395
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Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod with Live Fluid Head

B&H # MAMVMELMII4L MFR # MVMELMIIA4LIVE
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 54.2"
  • Folded Length: 23.8"
  • Sections: 4
$13988
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Robus RCM-439 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with SBM-001 Stabilizing Base

B&H # RORCM439BK
Key Features
  • Monopod with Base for Added Stability
  • Load Capacity: 39 lb
  • Combined Maximum Height: 68.1"
  • Combined Weight: 2.25 lb
$17995
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Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

B&H # OBACM2400 MFR # ACM-2400
Key Features
  • 26.4 lb Load Capacity
  • 63.2" Maximum Height
  • Collapses to 21.3"
  • Lightweight - Weighs 1.65 lb
$5995
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Manfrotto MVMXPROC5US Carbon Fiber XPRO Video Monopod+

B&H # MAVMXPROC5US MFR # MVMXPROC5US
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
  • Max Height: 74"
  • Closed Length: 23.8"
  • Sections: 5
$37988
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iFootage RB-A300 Cobra 2 59.4" Round-Base Monopod

B&H # IFRBA300 MFR # RB-A300
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Maximum Height: 59.4"
  • Minimum Height: 24"
  • Center Column Sections: 3
$8900
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Learning About Monopods

Monopods provide support for cameras and help photographers steady their shots. They also help take the weight off heavy cameras and long lenses. This benefit reduces fatigue after long shooting sessions. While similar to selfie sticks and extension shooting poles, they’re usually sturdier, and meant to rest on the ground.


What's a Camera Monopod?

Also known as a unipod, this one-legged support is also a collapsible pole. This photography accessory steadies a mounted camera by eliminating vertical motion. Leaning it against solid objects, such as a wall, turns the single-leg pole into a makeshift bipod that also dampens shakiness in the horizontal axis. Stabilizing cameras in this way eliminates blurry shots. The best monopods for video capture also reduce jerkiness in footage. By serving as a stable platform, a unipod makes it easier to shoot sharp images and videos at slow shutter speeds and with long-focus lenses.


How Do Monopods Compare to Tripods?

They’re lighter and more compact than tripods, and better suited for on-the-go photography. They’re also easier to pack when traveling, and ideal for outdoor photography. Sports and wildlife photographers who spend a lot of time shooting in one place choose unipods for these reasons. Some of the best monopods also double as walking and hiking sticks. These trekking poles have capped and threaded tops that fit monopod heads.

A monopod is easier to deploy than a tripod. With three legs to spread out, setting up a tripod takes longer. Therefore, unipods are better for quick action shots. However, having three legs make tripods more stable. This design locks cameras firmly in one position and makes tripods better for studio and time-lapse photography.


How to Choose a Monopod

The three key features to consider are weight capacity, height, and construction. The most common materials used for camera monopods are aluminum and carbon fiber. Aluminum is the more affordable option. It’s a strong, lightweight metal. Carbon fiber is a tough material that’s also strong, lightweight, and durable. A monopod’s weight rating is the maximum weight it can bear without buckling. Choose one with a higher rating than the combined weights of your biggest camera, lens, and battery grip. Consider those with the highest weight capacities when looking for monopods for DSLR cameras.

Look for a unit with a maximum height that puts its top at your eye level. You may also consider the pole’s folded length to determine whether it’s short enough to go in your camera bag. The monopod head is another feature to consider. Besides flat heads, the most common ones are ball, fluid, and pan-and-tilt. Ball heads add flexibility and allow you to point your camera wherever you'd like. Pan-and-tilt heads allow multi-axis movements. Fluid heads are perfect for video monopods, as they enable smooth moving shots by providing fine control over pan and tilt.


Get a monopod to keep your camera steady, and to support heavy photography equipment. Check the wide selection at B&H Photo and Video to find the perfect monopod for your cameras and lenses.