Benro MC-98EX is a 5-section carbon fiber Monopod for SLR cameras combined with huge telephoto lenses such as a 600mm f/4 lens. The tripod features Dust and water-resistant leg lock design prevents dust or moisture from entering the interior of the leg twist-locks with Foam grip on top leg section improves handling in extreme weather conditions including Rubber leg tip provides a secure grip, both indoors and outdoors. The Benro MC-98EX has maximum height of 68.7 in (1745 mm), Folded Length 19.5 in (495 mm), Load Capacity 55 lbs (25 kg), and weighs 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg).
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Benro MC-98EX User Reviews
“A beautiful piece of equipment. Very light and strong. I bought this to replace one stolen when my studio was broken into. I bought the quick release version this time. Worth the extra few $$$ over the twist version. I paired it with a Benro B-2 head. (replacing a stolen K-2) Very nice combination. Gitzo must be in tears over what Benro is doing. I had zero problems with the ones I had and the new generation looks even better. A bag to protect it would have been nice.” – By J. Copeland “JCinLV”
A solid carbon fiber monopod
“I really like the flip-locks on this monopod. Other models have the twist-locks, but I prefer the flip-locks for their ease-of-use. This monopod is great for someone over 6ft. tall, and yet compact enough to fit in a carry-on bag for travel or light enough for hiking or backpacking. Nice detail and construction. Great product for the given price range.” – By Doug James “PhotoD”
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Benro MC-98EX User Manual
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Benro MC-98EX Features & Specifications
A professional size 5-section carbon fiber model, the Benro MC-98EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 55 lbs (25kg) and is right at home even with the very largest SLR cameras combined with huge telephoto lenses such as a 600mm f/4 lens. It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. Like any carbon fiber monopod, its capacity to absorb vibration is superior to an otherwise-identical aluminum version. When fully extended, it should easily place the camera’s viewfinder at or above the eye level of nearly any user.
The MC-98EX’s flip-lever leg locks are of the newest technology, and provide reliable and fast use with just a small motion necessary. Benro also has developed a “QIHM-8X” carbon fiber tube that’s very thin and exclusively made from carbon fiber material. Along with extensive use of magnesium in the castings, it allows the MC-98EX to weigh just over 1¼ lbs. The camera screw is reversible for both 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 applications.
Quick Lock Legs with Anti-Rotation Leg System
Monopod height can easily be set by a flip of the quick lock leg levers, which combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set-up
Closed-Cell Foam Hand Grip
A thick layer of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) provides a comfortable yet firm grip when carrying your Benro monopod