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(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Giottos
Located in: Tripods, Monopods
Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.1 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
83% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Compact(4), Opens quickly(4), Strong construction(7)
Best Uses:
Stabilization(5)

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
DON'T BUY!!!
By Enrique T.Verified Reviewer from Orange County, Ca on 8/27/2010
Pros:
Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Cons:
Unstable Joints
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

The threads that hold the head and shaft together are bad engineered.I unscrewed it once upon arrival to check the capabilities of my new monopod, when screwing the head back in the threads stripped and was able to pull the shaft out without unscrewing it first, the minimum Id of the head at the threads matches the maximum OD of the shaft.STAY AWAY FROM THIS MONOPOD UNTIL THE ENGINEERS FIX IT!!! [...]

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makes mu 400mm lens as good as VR
By photo FankVerified Purchaser from Mission Texas on 5/4/2010
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Home, Landscape/Scenery, Night Shots, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

I' 6'5" tall and this mono pod allows me to stand with out hunching over. it allow me to take tella shots without shaking the picture and will trabe
in my Tamrac Velocity 9X all day long while bird watching.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great in close places
By ButcherboyVerified Purchaser from Philadelphia, PA on 9/27/2007
Pros:
Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Cons:
Stand rods are difficult
Best Uses:
Sport Photography, Stabilization, Where tripods don't work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

Used this product at the local Zoo where tripods are not allowed. It provided the stability needed without any footprint.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's a keeper
By dbVerified Purchaser from CA on 9/26/2007
Pros:
Better that just a mpod, Comes with a bag, Strong Construction, TALL, Versatile design
Cons:
Wobbly when full xtend
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

Interesting monopod hybrid, the legs are a bit tricky to put on, but work surprisingly well. If you don't have room for a full tripod, this will get your cam up in the air nicely (video over a crowd). It's more wobbly than a full tripod as expected, but where else can you get 6 feet plus of height in a small footprint? Just plan on being right with it at all times! For the photog or videographer who needs mobility, this is pretty sweet, and it can double as a "poor man's stabilizer" for a lighter weight video camera if you know how to set it up that way. Pretty versatile, it has it's place and there aren't many monopods with this design (legs so you can use as a tripod). With the included bag, it's easy to drag along (compared to a comparable high tripod) "just in case" you MIGHT need a tripod, which is always a good feature!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Almost a must for field photography
By BobVerified Purchaser from St. Clairsville, Ohio on 5/9/2007
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Serious amature
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

I needed something easy to use and set up for landscape photographs. This monopod suits my needs perfectly. My only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that the threaded rods that make it into a tripod are a bit of a pain to insert. Perhaps some WD40 will take care of that.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding Quality
By ChrisVerified Reviewer from Buena Park, CA, USA on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Case included, Cast Aluminum, Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

Beautifully made. Cast machined head on a silky fluid joint. The legs are cast aluminum and the quick release mechanisms are secure fast to use. This monopod is a very high quality unit. Not only is it a monopod, but it also contains two legs that screw in to make the pod self supporting in either a high or ground perch position. You will not be disappointed with your purchase - and it came with a free bag!

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product
By RebelrangerVerified Reviewer from Northern CA on 11/22/2006
Pros:
Compact, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Stabilization

Comments about Giottos Giottos 5-section P-pod with Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate:

This product is rock steady. Its heavy enough to provide support and light enough to carry without effort. The leg releases are outstanding and the Pod supports take it a step further. Very versatile too. you can make into a interesting tripod using the Pod supports near the top of the mono pod.

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