Today’s review will be on the Manfrotto MMC3-01 Compact Monopod. Normally when out shooting I would carry a tripod when shooting anything from landscapes to night / low light photography.
So I decided it was time to purchase a compact monopod. I had a look online and after reading multiple reviews I came to the conclusion to go with the brand Manfrotto. The hardest part was choosing the exact monopod that was right for me, and met the following criteria:
- Smaller and lightweight compared to a tripod – ☑
- Strong enough to carry a DSLR with telephoto lens attached – ☑
- Lightweight – ☑
- Wrist strap (to double as a walking pole, if needed) – ☑
After looking a lot of Manfrotto monopods I finally decided on the compact series. At the moment Manfrotto only produces 2 compact monopods. One black and one grey – both are the MMC3-01.
I got my MMC3-01 from a local store, as they were closest to hand when I needed to buy one.
The specifications of the monopod matched the criteria I was looking for. It was small at only 39cm (15.35″), lightweight at 0.29kg (0.64lbs). And was able to carry the weight of a DSLR and telephoto lens, with the weight limit being 1.5kgs (3.3lbs).
Overall the Manfrotto MMC3-01 monopod is made of high-quality material, is lightweight and easy on the bank account.
- Small and lightweight.
- Strong enough to hold a DSLR and telephoto lens.
- Fully adjustable from 39cm to 145.5cm
- Standard 1/4″ mount.
- Wrist strap so can double as a walking pole if needed.
- Weight limit could be higher, as it may not be strong enough to hold a professional DSLR.
Overall I must give this monopod a Try if you need a small, lightweight monopod.