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Opteka MP100 67" Professional Heavy Duty Photo / Video Monopod

by Opteka
4.5 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews
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  • Robust four-section black anodized aluminum monopod
  • Sure rubber grip
  • Quick action lever leg lock system
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Product Description

Follow the action and keep your horizons true, shot after shot. And, when you move your camera for a different view, you can reset it level in seconds. No more fussing with blurry pictures or tired arms. Opteka' s legendary craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering creates a unique professional monopod, ideal for today's photographer: whether shooting digital, film or compact video. Robust four-section black anodized aluminum monopod featuring sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45° flip, large 1.2-Inch camera / head platform with plastic cover and camera screw.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 67 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0002RBQO0
Item model number M100
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4.5 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #58 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Tripods & Monopods > Monopods
Date first available at Amazon.com October 24, 2006

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A quick, 2:30 video review of the Opteka MP100 67" monopod highlighting it's good qualities and the really bad problems I had with getting it off of the camera as well as my poor experience with Opteka's customer service.
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I tried two other monopods before I settled on this one. I was looking for a lightweight monopod carry when hiking and biking with my Nikon D200 or Canon Pro1. The Pro1's 200mm equivalent zoom often requires support to eliminate camera shake when taking dawn, evening or deep forest (low light) photos. Even the Nikon's 18-200mm (27-300mm equivalent 35mm) VRII lens benefits from using a monopod.

The Pro1 weighs 1.5 pounds and the Nikon D200 3.5 pounds.

Here are the features the Opteka MP100 has that I consider important:

1. it's amazingly light weight
2. it's very rigid (considering the light weight) because the round leg has a locking channel
3. it's sturdy enough to use as a light walking stick
4. the quick action lever leg lock system means it adjusts height quickly which I find very important
5. the carrying case with strap keeps it from banging against another metal object when traveling
6. the 67" length allows me to set the camera at eye level (I'm 6' tall) even if I'm up on a step
7. folded up and attached to the camera, it can be lik a pistol grip

I've been using it for 6 months now and I'm very pleased it. I fold it up but leave it attached to the camera when I'm walking around, so it is always available.

At $13 it is a fantastic buy.
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The Optika MP100 Pro Photo Monopod is surprisingly sturdy, functional and well-made. It is supplied with a reasonably decent quality zippered nylon case with carrying strap. No, it is not "professional grade", but it is something every amateur photographer can use for weekend shooting. I've used it both with digital still and camcorder, where it offers respectable improvement in long-distance shots (versus trying to hold the camera still, or propping it up on the roof of the car, a not-nearby-enough fence post, and so on.) Certainly a LOT handier than the old tripod! I bought two, keeping them ready-for-action in the trunk of my cars. Highly recommended!
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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 an average weight (at best), 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 camera with a 1000mm lens. Nevertheless a careful pro who occasional 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."

IDENTICAL MONOPODS WITH OTHER BRANDNAMES (may be cheaper)
Except for a green case, the Opteka is absolutely identical to the Dolica WT-1003 67-Inch Lightweight Monopod. Except for a very slightly different grip, the Dolica is absolutely identical with the Vivitar VIV-VT-67 67-Inch Monopod or the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics 67-Inch Monopod. Exactly the same monopod is sold under the "Digital Pro" brandname.
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I received the Opteka MP100 as a gift. You attach this unit to the camera by securing the screw to the tripod attachment on the camera. The 3rd time I put it on my camera, I tried felt it give way.
What happned was the screw and the rest of the unit had discoupled. The unit could be turned freely on the camera (now with the screw attached) but there was no way to unscrew the unit from the camera. The whole unit just turned whichever way you twisted it, clockwise or anticlockwise,
I had to resort to cutting into the unit to expose the screw. Then I could manage to get a grip on the screw to remove it. The process took me about 30 minutes and all the time it was at some risk to damaging the camera. I will try to post some pictures.
I notice that this unit is not available on Amazon currently.
I would not recommend this unit to anyone and I would be rather wary of products under the brand Opteka.
Those who own this unit should be very careful. DO NOT try to secure it too tightly to your camera. You may find it impossible to remove it later.

I will try to get a refund.
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