Use the advanced aluminum monopod by itself for extra long record times. Use with support stand for crowded areas or tight spaces to add instant stability. As a mini tripod, it's perfect for low angle shooting.
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( Rated 3.0 out of 5 Stars AVERAGE RATING | 2 REVIEWS Ratings Snapshot )
1 of 2 (50%) customers would recommend this product to a friend
Rated 1.000000 out of 5 Stars Ratings Snapshot
Reviewer: PixelsByPaul (Boulder, Colorado)
I've had this product forless than a month
37of45 people found this helpful
Pros: excellent versatility; both a tripod and a monopod
Cons: hard / clumsy to work with; heavy
This is a great idea - combining the versatility of a monopod with the stability of a mini-tripod, in an all-in-one package. However, the implementation has several major problems which render this product a non-starter. One of the extension monopod legs easily gets stuck, and you must attach the extra knob to its side to release it. The mini-tripod attaches to the monopod by screwing it in with the ball-head screw mount. When releasing the legs to "fold" them up. you wind up loosening the mini-tripod accidentally. These two facts make this multi-pod very clumsy to work with. When using such a mechanism in the field, one wants speed and ease of use - this offers neither. This multo-pod is also way to heavy. They need to make a much lighter weight version. For this weight, one might as well take a small carbon fiber tripod, which will be lighter. The carrying case (bag) accommodates the entire, assembled multi-pod, which is nice. But its top lid fastens with a flimsy velcro, and is easy to miss. Then, accidentally lift the symmetric back upside down, and your multi pod will come crashing down out of the bag, scratching up your ball-head.
Rated 5.000000 out of 5 Stars Ratings Snapshot
I've had this product for1-3 months
6of6 people found this helpful
Pros: flexible, versatile, build quality, small and light
Cons: Not as stable as a tripod solution
After reading PixelsByPaul’s review I was a bit skeptical going for that product. PixelsByPaul have some valid points that may apply to some consumer but after testing and using the product for more than a month they do not apply to me. I like to travel. Go everywhere and I do not want to carry heavy equipment around and waste time assembling gear. It is why I was interested in a monopod solution. And then I found this product including a tripod solution. Considering the price tag, the flexibility, versatility, the build quality and how small and light this product is I concluded that there were simply no other product on the market that would match the SONY VCT-MP1. It assembles really quickly and will take no room into my/your DSLR bag. It actually fits perfectly into my TAMRAC VELOCITY 9 and it only takes me a minute to fully assemble the multipod and attach a D600 to it. The flexibility this multipod offers for the price it cost makes it to deserve my 5 stars. Go try it, that cost nothing ^^.