The RRS Monopod 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.
We were inspired to develop a robust, well-machined, and smooth operating monopod head to pair with large telephoto lenses. RRS High Capacity Monopod Heads fully deliver. 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.