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-Pro features our B2-Pro II screw-knob clamp for fully adjustable and secure clamping of your camera and lens plates. With RRS and other Arca-style plates the clamp offers 50lbs of vertical no-slip hold — making it perfect for even the largest telephoto lenses.
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.
B2-Pro-II screw-knob style clamp with laser engraved reference scale
Built-in spirit level
180-degree tilt range
75-pound tilt lock capacity with nylon brake system
Oversized tilt lock knob for easy grip and operation
Clamp orientation changes using a single 5/32" hex key
Standard 3/8"-16 mounting socket on base
(2) 1/4"-20 sockets on base (spaced 30mm on center)
Dovetail base for mounting in clamps
Simple, open design allows for easy cleaning and maintenance
What's in the Box?
MH-01 High-Capacity Monopod Head
B2-Pro-II screw-knob style clamp (installed)
(1) Flat-head 1/4"-20 x 3/4" clamp mounting screw (installed)
(1) 5/32" hex key
MH-01 User's Guide
Screw-knob clamp User's Guide
Capacity: 75 lb / 34kg
Height: 3.4" / 86mm
Base Width: 1.5" / 38mm
Mounting socket: 3/8"-16
Weight: 13.4 oz / 380g
Adding tilt action to your monopod, video slider, or other rig
Supporting heavy telephoto lenses, up to and including 800mm
What else do I need?
A monopod with a 3/8"-16 mounting stud, like our MC-34 Carbon Fiber Monopod