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-02 LR features our patented lever-release mechanism 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).
Our MH-02-LR Monopod head offers the most convenient reconfiguration of the clamp possible - no tools required! Simply loosen the small indexing lock knob at the side of the clamp, rotate to the desired orientation, and tighten the knob. The internal mechanism will auto-align as you tighten to ensure a perfect alignment with the main tilt axis of the head below.
Integral lever-release style clamp with laser engraved reference scale
Clamp can be positioned in any one of four indexed stops without tools
180-degree tilt range
75-pound tilt lock capacity with nylon brake system
Oversized tilt lock knob for easy grip and operation
Self-Adjusting Lever-Release Clamp accepts all RRS/Arca-Swiss style plates except Arca-Swiss P0 Slidefix plates and plates made by Novoflex
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-02-LR High-Capacity Monopod Head
MH-01 User's Guide
Lever-Release Clamp User's Guide
Capacity: 75 lb / 34kg
Height: 3.6" / 91mm
Base Width: 1.5" / 38mm
Mounting socket: 3/8"-16
Weight: 16.2 oz / 458g
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