The Manfrotto XPro A4 Fluid Monopod with fluid tech base is a solid piece of equipment. It is tall, sturdy, and pans very smoothly. It is on the pricier end but worth every penny in my opinion. I used it for shooting wildlife and with my flash as a light on a stick. I am also looking forward to bringing it on more trips and commercial shoots in the near future.
Let’s take a look at the specs. Feel free to take a look at the Manfrotto website for more details.
- Weight – 1200 g or 42.3 oz
- Min height – 68 cm or 26.7 in
- Max height – 192 cm or 75.5 in
- Safety payload – 8 kg or 17.64 lbs
- Top attachment – 3/8″ and 1/4″
- Front tilt – 19 deg to -19 deg
The fluid tech base is a nice addition to this kit. It provides a very controlled way to tilt the monopod and can be removed if desired. I placed my Canon 7d with the Canon 100-400 L lens on it as a test to see if the monopod would bend when using it horizontally fully extended. There was no give and it can be used to get different perspectives safely.
I highly suggest the Manfrotto XPro 4A if you are in the market for a solid monopod.