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Manfrotto 561BHDV1 Video Monopod with Fluid Head, Maximum Height 78"

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About Manfrotto

The Manfrotto - Manfrotto 561BHDV is a compact but incredibly high 4-section aluminum fluid monopod. It is equipped with a fluid head including a long sliding plate. The ergonomic pan-bar allows smooth panning and tilting movements.

Manfrotto Specifications

Attachment
1/4" and 3/8" screw attachment type
Bubble spirit level (no.)
1 number
Closed length
30.12 in
Color
Black color
Counterbalance
Yes
Front tilt
-60° / +90° tilt range
Independent tilt lock
Yes
Leg cross-section
Round
Leg sections
4 number
Load capacity
8.82 lbs
Material
Aluminum
Maximum height
78.74 in
Maximum working temperature
60°
Minimum height
30.12 in
Minimum working temperature
-10°
Pan bar - positions
2 number
Pan bars included (no.)
1 number
Plate type
501PL
Quick release
Yes
Tilt drag
Fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Weight
4.21 lbs
Warranty
Bogen - Manfrotto 2 years (3 additional years after registering online) limited warranty
Mfr #
561BHDV-1
SKU
BG561BHDV

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4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

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My first monopod and it's fantastic. Build quality is great. Ease of use awesome. Fast, fluid and intuitive. If there was just one thing I could say 'slightly' negative about it, is that when pushing it's limits of use for video, trying to make it act as a jib by creating a vertical movement arching from the ground up, perhaps revealing a bride walking past, starting with a low angle then moving up as a jib could, you can only get to about 30cm (1 foot) above the ground as the start position

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My first monopod and it's fantastic. Build quality is great. Ease of use awesome. Fast, fluid and intuitive. If there was just one thing I could say 'slightly' negative about it, is that when pushing it's limits of use for video, trying to make it act as a jib by creating a vertical movement arching from the ground up, perhaps revealing a bride walking past, starting with a low angle then moving up as a jib could, you can only get to about 30cm (1 foot) above the ground as the start position as the head won't allow absolute horizontal to be attained at lower than this. That is a VERY picky point and won't trouble anyone much, but other than this my monopod is my new best friend. Love it. Also comes with a standard plate for use in my tripod system (VIDEO head). No fumbling around screwing plates on or off.

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
4.0

Great for DSLR Wedding Shoots!

By

I used this with my Canon 5D this weekend at a wedding shoot and it was great to use, since the camera is heavy to me, so it was great to be able to have the stability provided by this monopod while also not having the bulk of a normal tripod. The ball joint at the bottom does get a little stuck but I haven't tried putting WD40 on it. I also tried using it as a poor man's steadicam, to get moving shots around the dance floor, it seemed like it worked better than using just handheld.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every Penny!

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I'm new to the world of videography. I'm slowly but surely making all my purchases for my videography business. I have done TONS and TONS of research on all kind of products including this monopod. Right out of the box this monopod is incredibly easy to operate and easy to adjust. You can adjust the bottom swivel to make it tighter or looser. I made mine tighter so it cold hold stagnant shots. The fluid head is literally so fluid and easy to adjust. You can get some really cool shots using the fluid head. In my opinion the manfrotto monopod is worth every penny. The build quality is phenomenal.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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My first monopod and it's fantastic. Build quality is great. Ease of use awesome. Fast, fluid and intuitive. If there was just one thing I could say 'slightly' negative about it, is that when pushing it's limits of use for video, trying to make it act as a jib by creating a vertical movement arching from the ground up, perhaps revealing a bride walking past, starting with a low angle then moving up as a jib could, you can only get to about 30cm (1 foot) above the ground as the start position as the head won't allow absolute horizontal to be attained at lower than this. That is a VERY picky point and won't trouble anyone much, but other than this my monopod is my new best friend. Love it. Also comes with a standard plate for use in my tripod system (VIDEO head). No fumbling around screwing plates on or off.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Design But Not a Tripod

By

This is not a tripod and will never deliver the same stability. I am a videographer and needed to do quick setups for run and gun music videos. This is a great solution, but it requires a new way of shooting. You do pans by twisting the monopod on its base or tilting it, not panning the head. This is not a stable base like a tripod but a way to remove shakes and do quick setups and pans. much better than a tripod that is too hard to move between setups or even a shoulder rig that does not provide smooth movement in video shots. graet product but the leg extension and camera plate are sticky; other people say you have to grease the leg gimbal. Minor things. learn a new way of shooting and you will be rewarded.

 
4.0

It's THE monopod

By

Just watch the tutorial on monopods from Still Motion and you'll see all of the wonderful things this puppy can do for you as a DSLR video user. It is a touch heavy, but that's what helps make it so stable for those toasts. The fluid head makes it versatile though, and you can get some really nice moves out of it.

 
4.0

Must-Have product

By

Got rid of all my hand-held DSLR rigs after purchasing this monopod. Perfect to simulate hand-held look without the back strain, and also perfect to achieve near-tripod steadiness.

 
5.0

Excellent way to stabilize

By

Really excellent product. I have used it with a Nikon D7000 for video with a 70-200 VR II and it's possible to get very fluid pans with this setup. Also have used it with D3s and Nikon 200-400 f/4 for various sideline sports situations and it's just about perfect. I thought it was a bit pricey until I got it and started using it and now I would say that it's worth very penny. Don't compromise, buy it now.

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Shopper  Can this be used on my Nikon D90 DSLR Camera or is this just for video recording devices?
ROBERT C T  Hi. We use this solely with our DSLR and it works great. Many of the DSLR videos you see today are shot using this monopod. Highly recommended.
Shopper  Minimum (closed) length is listed as just over 30". The head appears to add about 4" to the overall length; can the head be removed temporarily so that I could pack the system for travel in a large duffel bag or suitcase?
IAN U  Yes, the head can be unscrewed, it separates at the silver section below the head. The head is a typical small Manfrotto, similar to the 701HDV, so it is compatible with other standard 3/8" screw supports like sliders and tripods.
Ilya B  I got the monopod in the mail, but do not see the actual screws to mount my camera on the monopod head. Should it be located somewhere else in the box or on the monopod itself?
FRANK G  Well, I've bought two (about a year apart) and both were ready to use straight out of the box.
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