The Dolica WT-1003 is a basic monpod that give you the most portability for your buck! You can take it to family events like football, baseball, hockey, tennis, swimming games, parties, graduations, weddings, or any event where you need a stabilized camera or camcorder. You can be over 6 feet tall or 3 feet tall and still maximise your point of interest. The NBR foam grips offer superior comfort through out your photoshoot. On cold occasions, we all know any kind of metallic alloys gets a bit cold, and thats why we include the foam grip. We have a four section leg to accomdate high to low angle shots and flip locks to quickly lower or highten your monopod. This monopod can be placed anywhere, it can stand on any soft surface like natural wood, or can withstand on any rugged terrain like the landscapes of the Yosemite National Park!
This monopod is basic and fits all your needs while stabilizing your camera or camcorder during any event!
Lighweight aluminum for easy mobility
grooved monood poles increase structural stability
retractable spike rubber feet
NBR grip on top of monopod for increase handling
built-in wrist strap prevents monopod from falling from hand
maximum operating height: 67 inches
minimum operating height: 21.3 inches
folded height: 21.3 inches
net weight: 0.8 lbs
max operating load: 6.7 lbs
number of leg sections: 4
base thread: 1/4 inch
material: aluminum alloy
1 year warranty
Dolica’s 67" Light-Weight Monopod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography It is perfect for events, sports activity, capturing that one amazing shot Designed for use with small Point-N-Shoot cameras or 35mm cameras Features: Ultra light-weight construction and able to support up to 6.7 lbs 4 leg sections and extendable legs with non-skid rubber tip feet, built-in adjustable wrist strap, includes tripod bag.
EVALUATION This is a full-size monopod---not a gorilla of a monopod, but full-size. Ironically the very same monopod is sold under different brandnames as a "light weight", as a "heavy duty", and as a "professional" monopod---it is NONE of these. Given that it is actually a relatively heavy, light-duty, amateur monopod, it is an excellent design, and a very good value.
The monopod is NOT "professional grade", meaning that it probably will NOT stand up to abuse, and/or constant use, and/or a heavy cameras with a 1000mm lens. Nevertheless a careful pro who occassional uses a monopod for a small to medium-size camera (or is careful to balance larger loads) would probably be very pleased with it. It does everything a monopod should do, and does those things well. It operates quickly and easily, and is very sturdy, proving solid support. Read the 1-star reviews carefully, but take them "with a grain of salt."
The quality of this monopod is much higher than I though. You can extend to about 6 feet, and its definetely compact, light, inexpensive, and sturdy. The only downside of this product is that the head is not adjustable, but something like that would easily cost two or three times more. If anyone just want a decent monopod that works great for any occassion, this is the one to go. Overall, I have no complains with this product and have to give it 5 stars.
Every once and a while you can find great quality for cheap, this is one of those times. Aside from the great quality of this particular one, I recommend a monopod highly. I can take great shots with this without the bulk of a tripod and I can actually get more interesting angles with less work because it pivots on one point.
Item arrived today in good condition. The product consist of aluminum and and plastic. The foam handle seemed compressed as if a heavy object was pressing on it. No big deal, it will eventually reform itself. The carry case was a great addition. Stitching on the carry bag is single type, but for now it is convenient. One crucial information that you need to know if you are looking for a ball head mount to go with this pod is that the Opteka TH10 ball head mount will not fit this 1/4 size universal mount stud. You will be required to purchase a 3/8 bushing adapter.
Sturdy monopod for the price! I have an extended-zoom digital point and shoot, and this monopod is more than adequate for my needs. My husband wants to use it as a walking stick while hiking--it is that sturdy. I purchased a small ballhead to use in conjunction with this monopod, which really adds to it's usability. Also, it comes with a high-quality case, but be forwarned--the fit is very snug. My ballhead barely fits, and I purchased the smallest I could find. Great buy!
Update 11/2011: Zipper on the carrying case broke shortly after purchase, but the monopod itself is still going strong. It is very sturdy, and the leg clamps are holding just fine. We still think it's a great buy!
I purchased this monopod as a lightweight alternative to a Manfrotto monopod that I have owned for the past several years. While not as bulletproof as the Manfrotto, this monopod is well made and much lighter. For this price, you CANNOT go wrong. Note that it does not have a ball head, but for a monopod, you really don't need one, as you can just tilt the whole rig. If you're looking for a monopod, just go ahead and buy this one; you will not be sorry!
When I accepted a job requiring photography of houses, I was required to obtain a monopod. I am not a professional photographer, and have never used a tripod or a monopod before, so I spent some time researching the various products available on Amazon and other websites. I decided to purchase the Dolica 67-inch Lightweight Monopod based mainly on the great reviews, along with the price.
Since I have never used any of this type of equipment before, I had no idea how to attach my camera, or how to actually use this device. When it arrived, I was more than extremely pleased to see that it is very user-friendly with no fancy "bells and whistles" to figure out.
After I started using it in the field, I became more pleased with how easy it is to use, how light-weight it is, and the quality of the construction. While I am interviewing the homeowner, I can tuck this little monopod (collapsed) under my left arm, and still hold a clipboard and make notes during the conversation, as well as hand the homeowner the necessary paperwork, shake their hand, etc. While I am actually taking the photographs, I can adjust the height according to what I need to photograph, from the foundation to the roof, with the snap of a couple of the clips. I attach my camera to the pole as soon as I get in my car in the morning, and it stays on the pole the entire day, laying on the passenger seat while I am driving and the camera is plugged in to refresh the charge.
I would recommend this monopod to anyone who needs to photograph anything taller than they are and/or to people who need it just for stability of the camera. I use it for both, and could not be happier. It is small and lightweight enough to carry around all day, and adaptable to most conditions. Yes, it would be nice if the head would tilt, but that's not usually an issue. When I need a tilt, I lean it back and forth to get the correct angle.