The RCM-439 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod by Robus quickly extends to a height of 65" with a simple turn of the twist-locks. The 4-section design provides a strong platform with minimum bending or bowing, and the sturdy, 10x carbon fiber tubes offer rigidity and strength for a stable platform while out and about on location. It supports equipment weighing up to 39 lb and is supplied with interchangeable rubber and spike feet for surefooted point of contact with the ground. The head plate features a reversible 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 threaded mounting stud for optional heads or lens collars to extend its capability. The included wrist strap provides additional security when performing one-handed operation, and the convenient belt clip allows you to quickly carry the monopod by your side or on your pack, ready for action. Additionally, the monopod folds down to 21.1" for optimal portability and storage.
- Load Capacity: 39 lb
- Maximum Height: 65"
- 10x Carbon Fiber Construction
- Folded Length: 21.1"
Robus RCM-439 Overview
- 24-Section Monopod with Twist Locks
- 310x Carbon Fiber and Aluminum Construction
- 4Tactile Rubber Grip
- 5Reversible 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Mounting Thread
- 6Interchangeable Rubber and Spike Feet
- 7Wrist Strap with Integrated Belt Clip
Robus RCM-439 Specs
|Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
|Monopod Foot Features||Removable, Rubber, Spiked|
|Load Capacity||39 lb / 17.69 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||65" / 165.1 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||21.1" / 53.6 cm|
|Closed Length||21.1" / 53.6 cm|
|Weight||1.1 lb / 499 g|
|Package Weight||1.75 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||21.8 x 3.3 x 3.3"|
Robus RCM-439 Reviews
Great monopod, but the base needs improvement
The monopod is great, it's very sturdy and light weight. The base has a few issues though: The ball joint doesn't lock in place, so it tends to loosen frequently. The base doesn't lock onto the bottom of the monopod, it just screws on. When you tighten one of the section rings after raising or lowering the monopod you will start to unscrew the monopod from the base. The base can't be screwed onto the monopod very tightly because the ball joint will start rotating.
Strong, sturdy, reliable
I've been handholding zooms of the 100-500mm type for years and never had any issues with mobile wildlife photography. I recently bought a 600f4 which added a couple of pounds, and keeping the camera steady for extended shooting is a chore. The Robus RCM-439 looked like a good choice and it's my first monopod. I have no complaints at all, so I'll mention what I like about it. I like the ease of having only 4 sections, so only 3 areas to lock. It takes only about 1/4 turn to firmly lock each section and there's no doubt about the grip being secure. The monopod is very stiff, no flexing, and it easily handles the weight of a 600mmf4. I'm 5' 11 and probably have an extra 6 of extension available. I use the Desmond DMH-2X1 tilt head (like it) which adds almost 3 to the height. The Robus feels well made, is very light and a good value for the price. Now I can comfortably walk for hours, stopping to shoot for 1-30+ minutes and not giving the gear weight a second thought.
This monopod its solid. Great product.
Very sturdy monopod! I have been using for a few weeks now with a wimberley monogimbal supporting a DSLR with a 500 f4 lens. Everything works like it should.
Weighs almost nothing.
I recently went bear hunting (with a camera) in eastern NC. Bought this monopod to use instead of my old Bogen aluminum tripod. Used it to support my Sigma 150-600mm sport super telephoto lens. The difference in weight was significant (I'm 81 years old) and it performed well in the field.
This is the one!
I tried a few and had issues with the release mechanisms; some more expensive brands required almost a full turn to release and then the leg sections didn't slide in/out easily. This one is much like my FLM tripod release - 1/4 turn and it releases without any drag. I added the Desmond DMH-2X1 Monopod Tilt Head and found the combination to be absolutely perfect.
Very light and sturdy
This is my first Robus product. I heard of it in a review on Youtube. So far I'm very impressed. Great price for a carbon fiber monopod. Only time will tell how well it holds up.
Super light !
This is my first nice monopod, and its super light and portable, the funny part is the base and the head I have for it both way more then the monopod itself. Packs up nicely, I would say I wish the case had a little more space in it for holding the monopod with a head on it.
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