I’m selling my monopod. It’s a carbon fiber Velbon Sherpa Pro Pod 1. Asking price is at P4,500, negotiable.
Bought this in Qatar in 2007. I don’t use it too often that’s why I decided to dispose of it.
A monopod adds stability to your camera to avoid camera shake. It’s not as stable as a tripod but definitely more convenient to carry around. It’s mostly used by photographers who have long lenses, as they add support to the lens as well.
Media college summarizes the advantages as follows:
- Lighter and easier to carry than tripods.
- Can be set up much faster than a tripod.
- Can be set up in places which are difficult or impossible for a tripod (e.g. rough terrain or in the middle of a crowd).
- Gives you some added flexibility for different types of camera movement.