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Mine broke the first time I used it
on April 26, 2015
While this monopod has gotten rave reviewers from most of the Amazon customers who purchased it, my experience was different. My monopod broke in half the first time I used it, with a couple of cheap plastic inner pieces dropping out. It also wasn't as sturdy as I would have liked compared to the Manfrotto monopods that I've used for more than a decade. I was looking for something that compacted to a shorter length for taking on trips, but unfortunately this one didn't do the job for me. I gave an extra star here because of Amazon's great customer support in taking it back even though it had been more than 30 days since I bought it, after I explained to them that I hadn't had the opportunity to travel with the monopod until then. It just doesn't feel sturdy enough to support a DSLR and a relatively heavy lens.