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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
$25900
Reg. $369.00
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Gitzo GM4562 Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

Gitzo GM4562 Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # GIGM4562 MFR # GM4562
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 77.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60.6"
  • Closed Length: 17.3"
  • Sections: 6
$45488
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iFootage Cobra 3 Carbon Fiber Monopod with Pedal-Release Mini Tripod Base

B&H # IFCB3C180FP MFR # CB3 C180F-P
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 71.3"
  • Folded Length: 27.2"
  • Carbon Fiber Monopod
$19400
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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
$6495
Reg. $94.95
DealZone Savings $30.00
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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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Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # OBCTM2400 MFR # CTM-2400
Key Features
  • 59.2" Maximum Height
  • Supports Up to 22 lb
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Retractable Spike in Foot
$7995
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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
$8995
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Sirui SVM-165 3-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # SISVM165 MFR # SVM-165
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Working Height Range: 32.3 to 65"
  • Folded Height: 32.3"
  • One-Step Height-Adjustment System
$24900
Reg. $299.00
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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
$6995
Reg. $89.95
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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
$7400
Reg. $94.90
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Sirui P-325FL Carbon Fiber Monopod with VA-5X Video Head Kit

B&H # SIP325FLVA5X MFR # P325FL+VA5X
Key Features
  • Head Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Height Range: 28.1" to 70.2"
  • VA-5X Video Head with Side-Load QR Plate
  • 5-SectionCarbon Fiber Legs, Flip Locks
$25415
Reg. $299.00
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Gitzo GM4552L Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # GIGM4552L MFR # GM4552L
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 77.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 74.8"
  • Closed Length: 22"
  • Sections: 5
$48988
$150.00 Coupon Applied in Cart
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Davis & Sanford TR605MONO Traverse Pro Monopod with Folding Base (60")

B&H # DATR605MON MFR # TR605MONO
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 12 lb
  • Max Height: 60"
  • Closed Length: 22.75"
  • Sections: 5, Weight: 2.3 lb
$4999
Reg. $89.99
DealZone Savings $40.00
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Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

B&H # OBACM1400 MFR # ACM-1400
Key Features
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 61" Maximum Height
  • Collapses to 19.2"
  • Lightweight - Just over 1 lb
$3995
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Sirui P-325FS Carbon Fiber Monopod with VA-5X Video Head Kit

B&H # SIP325FSVA5X MFR # P325FS+VA5X
Key Features
  • Head Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Height Range: 25.7" to 58.4"
  • VA-5X Video Head with Side-Load QR Plate
  • 5-SectionCarbon Fiber Legs, Flip Locks
$23715
Reg. $279.00
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iFootage Cobra 3 Carbon Fiber Monopod with Pedal-Release Mini Tripod Base and K5S Fluid Head

B&H # IF3C180FPK5S MFR # CB3 C180F-P+K5S
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Maximum Height: 75.4"
  • Folded Length: 31.3"
  • Carbon Fiber Monopod
$32900
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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
$13484
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iFootage Cobra 3 Carbon Fiber Monopod with Mini Tripod Base

B&H # IFCB3C180F MFR # CB3 C180F
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 70.9"
  • Folded Length: 27.2"
  • Carbon Fiber Monopod
$17900
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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
$3995
Reg. $73.95
DealZone Savings $34.00
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Sirui P-325FL 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # SIP325FL MFR # P325FL
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Maximum Height: 66.9"
  • Max Height w/o Base: 62.8"
  • Minimum Height: 24.8"
$13515
Reg. $159.00
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Benro MSD46C SupaDupa Carbon Fiber Monopod (72")

B&H # BEMSD46C MFR # MSD46C
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 88.2 lb
  • Working Height Range: 17.9 to 72"
  • Closed Length: 17.9"
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Spring-Loaded Mount
$13995
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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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Sirui SVM-145 3-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

B&H # SISVM145 MFR # SVM-145
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Working Height Range: 29.5 to 57.1"
  • Folded Height: 29.5"
  • One-Step Height-Adjustment System
$19900
Reg. $249.00
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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
$21988
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Sirui P-424FL Carbon Fiber Monopod with VA-5X Video Head Kit

B&H # SIP424FLVA5X MFR # P424FL+VA5X
Key Features
  • Head Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Height Range: 32" to 78.1"
  • VA-5X Video Head with Side-Load QR Plate
  • 4-SectionCarbon Fiber Legs, Flip Locks
$28815
Reg. $339.00
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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"
$12495
Reg. $159.95
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Benro MSDPL46C SupaDupa Carbon Fiber Monopod with Leveling Pan Head (62")

B&H # BEMSDPL46C MFR # MSDPL46C
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 70.5 lb
  • Working Height Range: 19.1 to 62"
  • Closed Length: 19.1"
  • Arca-Type Leveling Pan Head
$22995
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Sirui P-424FS Carbon Fiber Monopod with VA-5X Video Head Kit

B&H # SIP424FSVA5X MFR # P424FS+VA5X
Key Features
  • Head Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Height Range: 28.9" to 66.3"
  • VA-5X Video Head with Side-Load QR Plate
  • 4-SectionCarbon Fiber Legs, Flip Locks
$27115
Reg. $319.00
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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.