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Davis and Sanford Vista Trailblazer Monopod
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- 4 sections with quick-snap locks and rubber/retractable spike bottom
- Camera Mounting Stud - 1/4-20
- Foam handle with strap for easy handling
- Bonus soft-sided woven tripod bag included
- Folded Length - 68
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The Davis & Sanford monopod is perfect for cameras, scopes and equipment up to 7 pounds, and features 4 sections with quick-snap locks and rubber/retractable spike bottom plus a foam handle with strap for easy handling. Includes a soft-sided woven tripod bag.
- Maximum height: 68 inches
- Minimum height: 21"
- Maximum load: 7 lbs.
- Folded length: 21"
- Weight: 1 lb.
- Camera Mounting Stud: 1/4"-20
Top Customer Reviews
It's nice and simple visually: matte black, with a nice looking black foam handle.
It extends very well (I'm 6'4" and in it's full extension it's above my eye level). There are three knobs to unlock/lock. The fit and finish is not at all "high end" - it feels a little cheap - but it does not feel as if it's going to break any minute. I'm sure that if one is rough with this item, it may bend or become damaged. But if you're mellow/normal and treat it with care, it feels as if it will be fine.
The foot spike is handy - there's a threaded ring which enables one to retract the pointed spike for interior use. Nice and simple - it does the job.
Attaching a camera (I'm using digital SLRs) is quick and easy, and the relatively heavy cameras with long lenses (Nikon D50 & Nikon D80) feel well locked and secure.
This monopod is very light weight, which is a plus for portability, although a heavier monopod will reduce shake and vibration more effectively, and add durability as well.
For $20, this monopod is a no-brainer; you can't go wrong - you get more than what you pay for. Yes, the craftsmanhip is just "descent" and nothing special, but it's certainly not junk either.
It comes with a very handy black zippered bag - which I did not expect and is a very helpful. Thumbs up.
- lightweight (first I thought it was made of plastic),
- very good build quality for the money,
- the snap locks are made of hard, good quality plastic and the mechanism is very tight, I think they should last a few years without a problem,
- it is long and very sturdy when fully extended,
- the retractable metal spike is absolutely a great bonus for added stability when using outdoors.
It is rated to support 7 pounds but I think it can handle more. Each section is very strong and I can hardly bend it (even the last section, which is the thinest) with my bare hands. So far I have tested it with a Sony pocket camera, a dSLR (with a regular mid range zoom, not a bazooka type), and a miniDV camcorder. it is very stable and feels secure. For its functionality, quality and the price, I am very satisfied.
- it is about 21" long when folded - a little too long to fit in any bag (but the shorter ones cost about 3x more of this one),
- there is no "mounting head" -- basically you just screw your equipment on a built-in screw on top. You have to twist your camera/equipment or the monopod to tighten it. There is no turning wheel or anything to make the task easier.
- again, since the equipment mounts on a screw you can not tilt or swing to an angled position (i.e. for vertical shots).Read more ›
The bad review on here must be referring to another item. They could not be talking about this monopod. Trust me, it's sturdy and you'll love it.
And to anyone who says, "It's ok, but it doesn't have a ball head"... I say, "It's $17!!!!"
The included case also fits snuggly. I got it here at Amazon in the Today's Deals for a good price.
I know for sure in the stores something compatible, aluminum, would cost about $30.
With Amazon Prime, and no sales tax, it's a great bargain.
I only wish it had somekind of base-mount for camera so I can adjust the angles for camcorders. I have a small Sanyo Xacti camcorder. It fits so nicely on this monopod. Even in a crowd, I can raise this high and shoot over people's heads.
It doesn't have extra features, but for what it's made to do, it is great.
Thumbs up buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a gift for a friend and she loves it. I have the heavier duty model that is sold out everywhere but this has a thinner grip so it is good with smaller hands. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mike M
Bought this a few years ago (2010) and I thought I reviewed it once, but apparently not. I love this monopod. Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by BIGFOOTDWR
Camera fell of it after a few uses. the screw is glued down, so it is not safe for an expensive DSLR.Published on January 20, 2014 by G. Sosa
I was connecting up a ball head camera mount and thank goodness not my camera. the part were the tripod screws onto the camera base just turned around and around. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Stewart Billingsley
Davis and Sanford monopod is a great product if you are in a market for one. Product is lightweight and well constructed and come with a 10 year warranty on the package. Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by LIAM
Very nice monopod! Doubt you can beat it for the price! The height is pretty impressive too! It's light and sturdy. Would buy it all over again!Published on December 6, 2013 by residentj
This is the perfect budget monopod. It has an acceptable height, good feel and weight and is fairly sturdy for my needs.Published on November 27, 2013 by riovalley
I ordered this monopod in Oct 2010 for my wife. Its has worked very well for her with features similar to the more expensive monopods for 3 years. Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by Scott B.