Benro Video Monopod - Staff Pick - Pro Photo Supply

Benro’s new line of video monopods follow in the wake of the highly successful Manfrotto 561 video monopod. I am a big fan of the Benro A48F monopod, which combines 8.8lbs of load-bearing capacity and a maximum height of nearly 6 feet, with a weight of just 3.5lbs. Unlike the competing Manfrotto model, the Benro features a fluid head which pans at the head (the Manfrotto pans only from the ball joint at the base of the monopod) making it easier to achieve smooth panning shots. At $199.99, it is also less expensive than the Manfrotto. While not as stable as a tripod, a monopod allows run-and-gun videographers to get professional results without sacrificing mobility. It’s perfect for weddings, events, and nature/travel video. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of mine this summer, and that’s why the Benro A48F video monopod is my staff pick for June.


Pro Photo employee Daven using Benro A48F monopod with Canon C300 and cinema prime on the Yuba River in California. (Photo by Daniel Sloan.)

—Daven Mathies, Multimedia Producer


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