Benro MP-98M8 is a 5-Section Aluminum monopod for SLR camera with Long Telephoto Lens. The tripod features Anti-Rotation Leg Locking System with Three legs fold-out to offer additional support and A thick layer of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) provides a comfortable yet firm grip when carrying your Benro monopod. The Benro MP-98M8 has maximum height of 77.8 in (1975 mm), Folded Length 21.3 in (540 mm), Load Capacity 55 lbs (25 kg), and weighs 2 lbs (0.9 kg).
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Benro MP-98M8 User Reviews
More Product than Price
“This Monopod is really amazing because it’s lightweight, it’s height is around 2.00m (more than what it is announced) and the quality of the product is really cool. I bought this one and forgot to buy the head but I use it with a Canon 7D with battery grip (two batteries), flash and medium size lenses (18-55mm, 75-300mm, 28-105mm) and believe it gets pretty heacy but tis Monopod can handle upto 25Kg which is 5 times the weight of my camera.” – By Carlos DITERSA
Good Value, Good Item
“…The reach is awesome, you could easily get “over the crowd” shots with a remote control or shutter release cable, and a camera with a variable angle LCD would help. It can mount either a 1/4 or 3/8 inch thread to directly mount a camera, or a ball head if you would want to do portrait orientation shots. Due to Amazon’s return policy I was able to try a couple of different Benro model ball heads but settled on BENRO B SERIES Ballhead B-0 as I could use that with the monopod or a tripod. It has 3 locking screws for mounting ball heads but because of the ring that holds the hand strap you can only get to one of them, but that should be sufficient.” – By Consumer
Benro MP-98M8 Aluminum Monopod vs Manfrotto 682B
“All things considered Benro probably has slight edge if you consider it may need a little more caution when used freestanding(I would not walk away from either of these with a camera on them). As monopod only, no contest-the Benro takes it. If you really are concerned for freestanding aspect- Manfrotto takes it, but with extra cost, weight, length, although that camera/ballhead screw setup would almost be a deal breaker for me. If I was buying again I would try to catch Manfrotto on sale at Amazon- 1 day I saw it for around $72.00 shipped. Then they would be pretty much equal in my opinion.(I paid around $60.00 shipped for Benro) Other wise I probably would still buy Benro- but look for one with lever locks instead of twist…” – By PB
Benro MP-98M8 Expert Reviews
Benro MP-98M8 User Manual
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Benro MP-98M8 Features & Specifications
The Benro MP-98M8 Aluminum Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum alloy with a wall thickness of 1.5mm.
This monopod features a fold out tripod at its base, for added support and stability. This allows the monopod to be used with much heavier weight loads.
Additionally, all M8 series monopods feature a closed cell foam grip that acts as an insulator, adding comfort.
Anti-Rotation Leg Locking System
A new anti-rotation feature prevents unwanted leg rotation even when the legs aren’t locked into place, enabling fast and fumble-free camera set-up times
Three legs fold-out to offer additional support
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
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