Giottos MM9160 is a 5-leg section monopod that is made primarily of aluminum alloy which ideal for photographers seeking value for money and versatility. The tripod features the large rubber foot featured in this series gives firm ground support and flexibility of up to 360 degrees of tilt, include the reversible camera platform allows instant changing from the international standard 1/4″ to 3/8 ” thread. The Giottos MM9160 has maximum height of 62″ (157 cm), Folded Length 19″ (48 cm), Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg), and weighs 1.3 lb (660 g).
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Giottos MM 9160 User Reviews
“I have used a variety of monopods over the years and this is the best. Its easy to open/close and has a very solid footing. Its short enough to carry on the side of my camera bag and not too heavy. Most of all it provides a very solid base for my camera. Note; I did add a small ball head to it .” – By Richard
“I had tried others but after purchasing a Nikon D300/extra batt grip and 80-200 zoom I knew I needed a serious monopod, I shoot mostly sports, and nature stuff. The Giottos 9160 is a great one at a great price, very study, and fast to use and most of all lightweight.” – By Roger G
Very nice for the price
“I bought this monopod mainly for use with my Nikon D300+80-200mm f2.8 while hiking in the mountains. It is relatively light and compact. The pod is very strong and provides the rigidity I was hoping for. The rubber covered broad foot also tilts adding stability when not holding the pod vertical. The five sections allow alot of adjustment but four sections would have allowed faster setup in some situations. The build quality is excellent and I expect it to last a long time.” – By BobK
Compact, Sturdy, Great with a HEAVY Lens
“Shooting mainly College Sports. I use a 400 2.8 or 300 2.8 on this monopod and it has performed great.” – By “SideLine Shooter”
More useful than I would have imagined
“This is my first monopod, and I’m proud of the choice I made. It been perfect for sport or high speed photographs, even for evening or night time pictures. I’ve used it for landscapes, photographing storm clouds and lightning, and for sports pictures too. “ – By Benny
Pretty good overall
“I use this primarily for shooting sporting events and also as a carry-along for hiking trips (just in case). The best feature is the twist-lock leg sections; unlike cheaper monopods, the legs themselves do not have to be held still while turning the lock because the legs sections sit in a groove that prevents them from moving. The insulated grip is also very nice for colder events.” – By Justin Ellison
Excellent well constructed product
“Easy to use, strong, light weight and well constructed. If you are looking for a Pro-Monopod at a reasonable price this is the one. Actually, I’m not sure how I got by the past 20 years without a monopod. It really improves the quality of the fast action sports photography shots. A full tripod works slightly better but makes it harder to take those quick “in action” shots. My new rule …if the 80-200 is mounted the so is the monopod. Therefore, I now carry it in my gear bag and use it for just about everything.” – By MyR3
Giottos MM 9160 Expert Reviews
Giottos MM 9160 User Manual
Giottos MM 9160 Features & Specifications
The Giottos MM9160 is a 5-leg section monopod that is made primarily of aluminum alloy. The all-metal construction of this monopod gives a feeling of solidity and confidence. Its surfaces are carefully polished twice, so its sections lock firmly and can be released quickly. Finally, the monopod is anodized to preserve the sheen of the original pure black finish.
A simple, easy to set up monopod with five section leg design which makes it possible to fold up to a compact 20″, and which weighs less than 1.5 pound.
Versatile Rubber Foot
The large rubber foot featured in this series gives firm ground support and flexibility of up to 360 degrees of tilt.
The reversible camera platform allows instant changing from the international standard 1/4″ to 3/8 ” thread.
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