Our customers begged us to develop a robust, well-machined and smooth operating monopod head to use with their largest telephoto lenses. RRS High Capacity Monopod Heads are the answer. We conservatively rate these monopod heads at 75 pounds — more than you will ever possibly require — yet they are compact enough to fit in a smaller camera bag compartment.
The tilt travel is a full 180°, and the tilt action is smooth and easy to control, no matter the load. The giant knurled tilt-lock knob is easy to grip and operate, even while wearing gloves. In addition to the standard 3/8"-16 threaded socket, the base of the head features a RRS-compatible dovetail to add versatility in mounting.
You can change the orientation of the clamp by 90 degrees to accommodate the two mount styles: camera body plates run left-right and lens plates run fore-aft. The intended use of the head is the maintain the fore-aft direction of the tilt on the head, while getting the clamp in the direction you need depending on the lens you’ll be using. Portrait orientation is achieved with L-plates or rotating lens collars.
The MH-01-LR features our patented B2-AS-II lever-release clamp for the fastest and most secure clamping of your camera and lens plates. With RRS plates the clamp offers 50lbs of vertical no-slip hold — making it perfect for even the largest telephoto lenses. The lever-release also self-adjusts to accommodate quick-release plates from most major Arca-Swiss style brands, including Wimberley, Kirk, Markins, Acratech, and more (other brands may have lower load capacities).
The key difference between the MH-01 vs. -02 heads is the ease of rotating the clamp. The MH-02 does not require any tools or hardware to change the direction of the clamp, so if you need to change quickly between collared and non-collared lenses, we recommend choosing one of the MH-02 heads, which allow the clamp to index at 90 degree increments using a simple knob.