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The MC-34 is our answer to your demands for a high-capacity, feature-rich monopod. The carbon fiber tubes are crafted from the same “Big & Thin" technology that has made our Versa tripods so successful. Each ‘Pod also benefits from the same advanced leg-lock technology and anti-twist tubing. Combine our monopod with either our MH‑01 or MH‑02 monopod head for the perfect ultra-mobile, high capacity support solution.
MADE IN THE USA
Down to the smallest screw.
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 packages, which pair those tool-free indexing heads with the same MC-34 monopod.
MC-34 Versa Series 3 Monopod
Big & Thin carbon fiber legs: With a large outer diameter and wall thickness of only 0.04", our carbon fiber tubes far surpass the competition in strength-to-weight ratio
MC-Strap: Rotating wrist strap adds support and security when carrying
Rubber Ball Foott: Large diameter teardrop shape makes positive contact with the ground at virtually any angle (Accepts optional RRS Rock-Claw or Foot Spike)
CNC Machining: Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling machines precisely sculpt parts out of solid metal affording excellent control in the design, fit and finish of every metal part found on an RRS tripod. Other tripod manufacturers employ mold casting to mass produce metal parts, resulting in lower strength/quality pieces
Anodizing vs Powder Coating: Anodizing produces surface protection embedded into the metal, yielding superior wear and corrosion resistance versus a superficial coating
Twist Grip Leg Extension Locks: Textured semi-hard rubber allows for easy adjustments and strong grip. Anti-twist leg sections mean each twist lock can be operated independently
4-section design provides versatile combination of extended height and compact folded length
MH-01-LR Monopod Head
B2-AS-II lever-release 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
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?
MC-34 Series 3 Carbon Fiber Monopod
MC-Strap: Rotating wrist strap
1/8" hex key tool (required to loosen/tighten platform set screws)
Single-use tube of medium-strength thread-locking compound (if user desires to semi-permanently fix monopod foot in place)
Nylon stud-cover nut
MH-01 High-Capacity Monopod Head
B2-AS-II lever-release 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
Lever-Release Clamp User's Guide
MC-34 User's Guide
Number of Leg Sections: 4
Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23kg
Max Height: 70.7" / 179cm
Minimum Height: 24.9" / 63cm
Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.1kg
Recommended if using only one dovetail direction (i.e. only collared lenses OR only non-collared lenses)
Providing added stability where a tripod is not usable
Supporting large heavy gear while remaining light and portable