Giottos MV-8250 3-Section Monopod with Pan-Tilt Head

Giottos MV-8250 3-Section Monopod with Pan-Tilt Head

Giottos MV-8250 3-Section Monopod with Pan-Tilt Head

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The Giottos MV-8250 is a 3-section monopod that features a built-in pan/tilt head, and weighs only 1.69 lb. Designed for the photographer on the go, it will hold a camera and lens combination weighing up to 6.6 lb.

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Giottos MV-8250 3-Section Monopod with Pan-Tilt Head
  • 6E01 Quick Release Plate for MV & VT Series Tripods
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    Giottos MV8250 specs

    Maximum Height 59.1" (150.1 cm)
    Folded Length 22.0" (55.9 cm)
    Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Lock Type Twist locks
    Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Head Type Permanently mounted pan/tilt
    Weight 1.69 lb (770 g)
    Packaging Infotdrtyvvszfea
    Package Weight 2.52 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.5 x 4.0 x 4.0"

    Giottos MV8250 reviews

    MV-8250 3-Section Monopod with Pan-Tilt Head is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value of monopod with head For $ I think this is a good monopod.I use this with DSLR. I bought this mainly for it has the head and the price.However the head is soso. panning not that smooth, but it has no problem for photo, actually I find use this head is very handy for take different angle of shot without moving body.but for video if u want your footage has 100% smooth panning, you should stay away from this one. but a nice video head alone cost again can not complain..I hope the head can be removed.. but I know for this price, company would not do that...
    Date published: 2011-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Price, Great Tool Really 4.5 stars. Very handy for traveling and working in crowded situations, like festivals, etc. Light weight, small, but sturdy. Love the quick release camera platform and the head does it all, swivel, tilt and pan. The only draw back is I wish it had quick release levers instead of twist grips for the extention leg. I would highly recomend this item.
    Date published: 2010-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My #1 choice I love this monopod. It fits nicely on my Lowepro pack, light & very easy to use. The tilt head is great.
    Date published: 2008-06-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have item I am a pro photographer and use this monopod regularly. Great for hiking, when carrying a heavy three leg tripod is to much. I keep this one in my truck for emergency shots that come up while out and about. Leg locks work easily for that quick unexpected shot.
    Date published: 2009-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice stability/weight solution Nice compromise for travelling: light weight and just enough stability for a 200-300mm telophoto lens.
    Date published: 2008-08-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs I used this to shoot some footage while marching in the Occupy Park Ave Parade. Easy to set-up/use.
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Monopod! but does the job. I use this mainly to hold my long zoom Pentax FA* 80-200mm/2.8 when I want to move fast without setting up a tripod. Actually I got this one free as part of combo deal when I purchased Giottos MT-9360 tripod from B&H. Very good deal! The funny thing is even though B&H advertised it as Giottos. The box is clearly labeled Tamron. When I opened it up, there is big Tamron logo printed on the leg while Giottos name is printed only on the head. So I don't know who actually made this. The monopod is very lightweight and adjust pretty high. It's a 4 section monopod with panning head and QR plate. The bottom end includes a plastic (rubber like) shoe that can be adjusted to use the metal spike for better grip. I has the foam cover on the grip and hand strap which make it comfortable to carry around with one hand. It comes with a nice carrying bag but no shoulder strap at all. I wish they include this one. The thing I don't like is the quick release head. It's plastic and doesn't look like will last long but we'll see since I only own it for less than 2 weeks. The screw for the QR plate doesn't hold on to camera/lens so well. If I twist the camera body/lens around, it gets loose easily. I have to detach the plate and tighten it from time to time. Not so convenient in this part. Another thing is on the QR plate there is this small pin that suppose to hold a video cam from turning by itself. But it's too short for my 80-200 tripod collar's hole. So it's just pressing it on the tripod collar's bottom with no grip. I couldn't remove this so I put a tape under the lens tripod collar to avoid scratches. Overall it's a good product for it's price. As long as we know the limitation.
    Date published: 2009-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great but for how long? This is an excellent purchase for any photographer, especially a beginner like me, who loves taking nature photos and using a tripod isn't always practical. Giotto's quality is evident as the head tilts and pans for a variety of angles and is relatively simple to adjust. Its big soft foam handle is comfortable and oversized for a solid grip and the three-section leg is smoothly deployed and folds up easily. Don't let its aluminum construction turn you off as it's very strong, stable and doesn't bend or bow easily. The rubber Foot at the end unscrews to reveal a terrain spike, which could be a bit longer. The built in wrist strap is a convenient safety net which is comfortable and long enough to shoot and make adjustments while wearing it. The collar is loose enough to rotate without flapping around or making noise. Unfortunately the head is the weak link as it's permanently attached and can't be swapped out for an upgrade. The tilt handle, adjustment knobs and quick release plate locking lever all feel cheaply made and may give you the idea it wouldn't take much to damage it. If you don't loosen the pan knobs completely they click at different positions. One more twist will loosen it enough to set the angle to your preference, which by chance or design, is rather a useless attribute. Since I use a Cannon T4i, weight wasn't a problem. However, larger cameras may not work as well because of the low-level head. If you have some extra money to spend, go with a better brand with a removable head. Otherwise this is a great First monopod and gets the job done nicely. It supports the camera and it's pan/tilt head will help you get the angles you need. It's worth the price tag but later you may wonder if you could have bought something better.
    Date published: 2013-01-23
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