This review of the Koolehaoda monopod includes larger than life photos so you can experience a larger than life review of this accessory. All kidding aside, let's take a look at this monopod to see if it's any good. This 65 inch carbon fiber monopod is versatile to use in a variety of photographic and video situations.
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It is a good, middle-of-the-road monopod that should satisfy the needs of many still and video photographers. Monopods with feet add stability for still photos. You can get silky smooth in and out video camera movements by using two of the three feet as contact points with the ground.
A few of the buyers who reviewed this monopod didn't realize that you can adjust the tension on the ball and complained that it was either too loose or too tight. The monopod comes with a hex wrench to adjust the tension.
If you have already used a monopod extensively then you'll likely agree that your user experience with a monopod like the Koolehaoda depends quite a bit on exactly how you are using it.
It is far superior to the $15 models sold by Dolica and Amazon in terms of the workmanship, materials, and functionality. It is not nearly as rock solid as the best monopods by Manfrotto or Gitzo.
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I have one final comment to to dd to my review of the Koolehaoda Monopod. Although it has three legs that can somewhat lock into position, I recommend that you never wander away from your monopod with camera mounted on top.
If you are on a level, flat, hard surface you can briefly take your hand off, but the slightest wind or tilt and disaster is only 2 seconds away. The 3 mini legs add stability, but monopods with feet are not intended to be left unattended. They can topple over and cause severe damage to your camera.
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