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Manfrotto MVM500A Aluminum Fluid Monopod with 500 Head

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By Lloyd on June 27, 2013
Grip Type: Monopod
I bought this from a local vendor, so I had a chance to get the 'feel' for it, and understand it fully before purchasing.

Potential buyers really need to know that the head is not the same MVH500AH head with integrated pan. Pan happens at the base of the momopod. So do not plan on being able to interchange the head and monopod, this is a dedicated system. If you want interchangeability, buy the MVH500AH and a separate monopod.

That said, the panning action is smooth, and because it happens at the base, with practice, you have better control over the stability of the monopod while panning since both hands can create that movement, and you're not having to use one hand to simply keep the monopod still while you pan with the other. You can, and should, use your whole body to make the pan. Tilt control is very nice as well and just as good as say a 701

The 'bridging' head is a great hybrid system, allowing quick release that us videographers are used to, plus the ability to click it back in place with quick fore and aft positioning.

The ball at the bottom is nice and stiff enough to let the monopod stand in place without holding on to it (but don't walk too far away from it with your camera on it :-)
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I like my Manfrotto but I love my Benro Monopod! I have both the Benro and the Manfrotto and the Benro is better because of the dual pan heads. I have a video of the comparison on the popular tube site if you want to check it out search " Benro VS Manfrotto Fluid Monopod Comparison - Which one should you buy? " You can save some money and get a better monopod with the benro.
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This monopod has quickly become my go to method of stabilization. It is so well made and versatile, I rarely find it necessary to use a glidecam or slider because I can replicate the same feel with this tool. Light enough to go anywhere, solid enough to hold up to the difficult tasks. With a little practice, you can easily replicate a large variety of camera moves. This model in particular is very well made with the incorporated fluid head and foot. The only minor issue is that the foot requires occasional maintenance (some lubricant every few weeks -- I have been using WD40 as silicon spray tends to cause squeaking).
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I took this out on my first shoot yesterday and it was great. It does pan from the bottom and that took some getting used to, upon deep investigation this es because a monopod that pans from the top would unscrew the head. I am to creat motion in my videos that I would never be able to recreate with any other gear.

Be forewarned that this does advertise that it can stand on its own, and that is true, but its unreliable and can fall over with a brisk wind. Also note that this is no replacement for a tripod but comes damn close. So things like timelapse, long exposure, or hdr you will need a stiff hand or a tripod. all things considered I think that this is a great option to anyones tool kit and even better when combined with Manfrotto's quick release plate. http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-323-Connect-Adapter-200PL-14/dp/B001ASU1QO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1403882491&sr=8-4&keywords=manfrotto+quick+release+plate
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This is a quality piece of equipment, and very much worth it's value.

Don't worry if you're coming off the old Manfrotto system, the old plates work just fine with this.

The head is smooth, I am able to consistently do pans and tilts without issue. The ball foot (after a little WD40) is incredibly fluid, and it's a breeze to set up.

This is a piece of equipment that I never travel without. Get it.
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Smooth fluid movement and easy to set up. A must for shooting video. I'm using it with a Canon 5D III and I definitely would not trust it standing up on it's own (just in case you were thinking that would be a great idea). Good quality like other products I've bought from Manfrotto.
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Very steady shots either static or walking. Smooth pan & tilt too. It can extend fairly tall and has a solid feeling. If you run around with it it a lot it can feel a bit heavy with a camera and heavy lens. On the positive side the inertia of the monopod helps a lot with stabilization when moving around. Somehow I expected it would fold small but it's still pretty long when folded. Check the length for travel purposes.
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This is simply amazing... from the second i grabbed it out of the box it feels like professional equipment right away and is beautifully crafted. I put together the mounting bracket (yeah you gotta stick a few screws in and a rubber thing) and screwed it into my Canon 70D without any issues and it just snaps right in place.

After watching some videos online on how to utilize a Monopod for video I gave it a shot at a Crossfit event I was filming and at a wedding that same week. I was VERY impressed with how stable and easy it is to manage! I made adjustments on the fly, got incredible angles and smooth glides. What got a lot of peoples attention was when I popped the camera off to do some handheld stuff and just left the Monopod standing on its own 3 feet! After getting the shot ran back to the Monopod and quickly snapped the camera in and was back in business. This is something I wish I would have gotten sooner and HIGHLY recommend to anyone doing video/photo.
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