I recently purchased an Olympus E-PL3 camera and need a monopod that is easily portable and can be used on the go and to film live wrestling matches. I also take camera while hicking. Which monopod would be best suited?
I've been using the Acebil MP-50V 3-Section Aluminum Monopod with Quick Shoe since June. I'm a bird/wildlife photographer and, like you, needed something highly portable and mobile. For me, it also has to be strong enough to support a full-sized DSLR with super-telephoto lenses (500mm tp 750mm). In addition, I wanted a monopod that was small enough to fit into my 22" carry-on bag.
I've used other monopods, but this one suits my needs best of any so far. All things considered, including the reasonable cost, this is a winner.