That's the Velbon M40 monopod.
Velbon actually also comes with another model M50 which is quite similar. Below are the specs at a glance
- 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
- Maximum Height of 4.7' (143.5 cm)
- Minimum Height of 16.53" (42 cm)
- Weighs 7.76 oz (220 kg)
- 5-Section Aluminum Monopod
- Maximum Height of 4.29' (130.8 cm)
- Minimum Height of 12.79" (32.5 cm)
- Weighs 7.4 oz (210 g)
They are pretty similar expect the M50 is a good 10cm taller.
The construct is good. Hard plastic, feels sturdy, and comes with a nice foam rubber grip.
The locking mechanism is the twist and turn type. It's slightly more convenient than those locking latches.
The head comes with a screw for mounting cameras.
The main downside to the monopods is that the head does not tilt. So if you want to shoot upwards or downloads, you're out of luck — try the Velbon RUP-43 with the tilting head.
It's a good monopod to consider if you want to reduce camera shake due to your shaky hands. It's particularly good for stills. For video I would recommend a tripod to reduce the shakiness in the video altogether.
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