Prima Photo Aluminum Monopod (Blue)

Prima Photo Aluminum Monopod (Blue)

Prima Photo Aluminum Monopod (Blue)

B&H # PRPHMBL MFR # PHMBL
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Max Height: 59"
  • Closed Length: 16.3"
  • Sections: 5
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Foam Grip, Wrist Strap
  • Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Screw
  • Twist-Lock Leg Sections
  • Includes Rubber Foot and Optional Spike
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Prima Photo PHMBL overview

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This Monopod from Prima Photo is a blue 5-section aluminum alloy support designed with the enthusiast and travel photographer in mind. It features a maximum height of 59", folds down to a compact 16.3" and weighs 1.2 lb. The top of the monopod features a simple flat-base with a single set screw and a reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 stud for maximum compatibility with most cameras and tripod heads.

Height is easily adjusted with twist locks which control each of the monpod's 5 sections. The top leg section features a padded foam grip and wrist strap, along with a belt clip. The 33 lb weight capacity ensures steady support while using mid-weight to heavy camera bodies and lenses.

In the Box
Prima Photo Aluminum Monopod (Blue)
  • Foot Spike
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Prima Photo PHMBL specs

    Maximum Height 59" (150 cm)
    Folded Length 16.3" (41.5 cm)
    Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
    Leg Sections 5
    Leg Lock Type Twist lock
    Male Thread Size Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
    Spiked Foot Yes
    Belt Clip Yes
    Weight 1.2 lb (0.5 kg)
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    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 3.1 x 3.0"

    Prima Photo PHMBL reviews

    Aluminum Monopod (Blue) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A liitle monopod that could. I bought this to lighten the load when snapshooting with a manual Nikkor ED-IF 800/5.6. This is about as ungainly a lens as I would want on a monopod. It is the lens, not the monopod, where the focus is far forward of the monopod itself. This is a big lens, about 24 inches with the lens hood, and over 16 pounds. So, it's a pretty good weight on this little monopod, where I can confirm that it solidly holds about 20-22 pounds. It is spec'd for higher weights, and I think it would work.
    Date published: 2016-09-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good trekking monopole. This monopod works well as a trekking pole or as a camera monopod. The only drawback is that you must unscrew the rubber tip to install the metal tip. There is no place to store either tip on the pole.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid monopod; extended warranty registration issues This is a solidly built monopod and is a bit heavier than anticipated, which might make extended use as a trekking pole/walking stick tiring. The extended warranty cannot be completed online at the Primaphoto Gear website as this model is not in the drop-down menu. Could not find a serial number on the box or monopod. European & American bar codes on the box, but no serial number.
    Date published: 2017-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy tripod for a great price I use this for shooting outdoors sports with a Canon 100-400mm lens and it can hold the weight of the lens and DSLR just fine with no problems. Build quality is great, very stable and legs lock in very tightly. Would highly recommend to sports shooters on a budget.
    Date published: 2017-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Monopod Very satisfied with this monopod. Aluminum was all I needed, no need to spend extra for carbon. Height is perfect and I'm 6' tall. Twist locks are secure. Stores well. Definitely recommended.
    Date published: 2017-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy good looking monopod at a good price. I have an upcoming trip to Peru and wanting to pack light, didn't want to add a tripod so the logical choice was a monopod. Since the trip includes hiking at considerable altitude I also wanted a hiking pole so again a monopod was a great choice. The PrimaPhoto monopod is a compact 16 inches folded and has a handy belt clip for when you don't need it for hiking. It weighs 1.21 lbs. and extends to 59 inches so it isn't too heavy and height should take care of the needs of most photographers. For those who take it into the cold or need padding for other reasons the top 71/2 inches are very nicely covered with foam padding. It is a five section monopod with quick twist release construction so it can be extended easily and it is beefy enough that you won't need to worry about using it for hiking under difficult conditions. It comes with an interchangeable spike, an allen wrench and a reversible camera mounting screw that will accommodate 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch sockets. While I am quite happy with the PrimaPhoto monopod I rated it four stars rather than five for two reasons. Because the strap holding the belt clip and hand strap is held in place by the screw-in camera base I find that use of the strap can easily loosen the base and in a worst case scenario could cause it to fall off. Secondly, since it is instinctive to use it as a hiking pole if you are in rough terrain it would have been so easy to add a ball head on top for comfort's sake. As it is you would not want to grasp the monopod any other way for hiking purposes than by the foam padded portion.
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great monopod for a great price This monopod is very good quality. I was going to buy the Sirui aluminum one for $25 more but this specs to seem to be identical to it. it is very lightweight and extends very smoothly. The info typed on the body of the monopod claims it will support 33lbs. It will be a nice tripod to travel with for its weight and how small it collapses down to. My only complaint is that the pics of the blue version what i got the color is much dark blue but in person the color is a very light sky blue look. but thats only cosmetic.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the quality. I was in the market for a monopod because the local butterfly exhibit, that has thousands of the creatures, does not allow tripods, understandable so. I know there are many who get hung up on strictly the weight of everything and if you can afford graphite, knock yourself out. B&H had this mono. at a GREAT price, which caught my eye. After reading the specs, especially the opening height and the 33 lbs. capacity. Quite frankly, I was blown away by the quality and price.
    Date published: 2017-03-19
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