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(From company literature) Velbon UP-4000 Monopod.

A four-section monopod with quick release flip lever leg locks, adjustable rubber/spike foot, urethane foam handle grip and wrist strap.


  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Leg Lock Type: Flip Lever
  • Diameter of First Leg Section: 26.8 mm / 1.06 in.
  • Maximum Height: 160 cm / 63 in.
  • Minimum Height: 51 cm / 20.1 in.
  • Weight: 0.39 kg / 0.86 lb

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Registered: December 2006
Posts: 12
Velbon UP-4000 review by mxwphoto
Review Date: 1/2/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $20.00| Rating: 7 

Pros: Light and inexpensive
Cons: Not for heavy setups?

I bought the Canon label version of this monopod, complete with a tiny ball head. The pod is probably as light as it gets at this price range. The quick flip clasps are entirely plastic, but they are tight enough to make sure the sections don't accidentally slip back inside. The hand grip is a foam tube with no glue attached, so if you exert downward pressure while gripping it, it will slowly slide down. The leg is aluminum, so don't expect it to hold anything too heavy, though my 20D+100-400L rests comfortably on top of it (that's probably the limit though). In all, it's a cheap pod, but it provides great value for those that do not rely on it for heavy gear support.


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