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Davis and Sanford Vista Trailblazer Monopod

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3.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
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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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Product Description

Product Description

The Trailblazer 4 Section Monopod keeps your camera steady and level, for perfect shots every time. It's perfect for cameras, scopes and equipment up to 7 lbs. Weight - 1 lb. Maximum Height - 68 Minimum Height - 21

From the Manufacturer

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


Product Information

Product Dimensions 22 x 1.5 x 1.3 inches
Item Weight 2.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B000092TS9
Item model number B000092TS9
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #551 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Tripods & Monopods > Monopods
Date first available at Amazon.com November 24, 2005

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I confess that I was a tad wary of a $20 monopod, but I've been pleasantly pleased with this item.

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.
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When I opened the bubble shell (yes, hard clear plastic bubble shell, not a box) I immediately recognized it is a great bargain. The first impression I got about this monopod is:

- 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.

However...

- 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).
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Light enough for hiking and tall enough for my 6'5" friend that loves to borrow my equipment. Built solid, and for the price, a must have for any serious outdoor photographer. Great footing for indoor and outdoor photos. Bought this together with the Davis & Sanford Voyager3H tripod. What a great match! Perfect for my Canon 50D DSLR.
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I never write product reviews but after getting this, I was too stunned not too. Now in all honesty, the thing isn't anything magical. It's a stick that you put your camera on. But I was not expecting what I got for my money. I was expecting for $17, it would be hardly better than buying some PVC at Home Depot, only the PVC would be sturdier because it's one solid piece. I was grossly mistaken! This thing is great. I took a couple of pictures in low light (with slow shutter speed), both hand-held and with the monopod and it was awesome. It is super sturdy and collapsed it doubles as a handy baton in case you find yourself in a bad situation (yes, it's that sturdy). Expanded it is slightly less sturdy, but can easily support cameras and/or people using it as a walking stick (especially without the last section (thinnest) extended. It is pretty light for it's sturdiness. The case it comes with is fairly good too.

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!!!!"
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Lightweight and easy to use. Foot has a point for outside but the point can be retracted to save the inside floors.
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There is a 1 star review which I think may be for a wrong product. This one is durable, not wobbly at all. The screw for the camera/corder is quite sturdy. The retractable metal tip is great. The clasp for each section is also very tight (they won't retract back in when you push it or have a heavy camera on it).
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!
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