Leofoto offers a range of carbon fiber monopods in 2 (28), 3 (32) and 4 (36) series (diameter/thickness of leg) with options of 4,5 and 6 sections. See image #2 for a chart with the specs of all the models.
The more sections a monopod has, the shorter it folds up, while still providing good extended height. The compromise with more sections is reduced stiffness/rigidity and load rating. It is up to you to decide whether a compact folded size or load rating and stiffness is more important to you. All of Leofoto’s monopods feature Toray 10x layer cross weave carbon fiber tubes, fat joints with deep ribbing and a single-piece shim with a beveled aluminium core foot – all of the premium components that make up their Ranger series tripods.
The leg is topped with a lightweight, high density composite, wrapped with a silicone handle and adjustable wrist strap for extra safety. The top features a UNC ¼” mounting screw with 3/8” thread adapter.
Monopods should be paired with the VH-10 monopod head.
Premium Japanese Carbon Fiber - Leofoto uses 10x layer cross-weave carbon fiber tubes made by Toray Inc – one of the world’s top carbon fiber manufacturers. This ensures strength and rigidity, while ensuring class-leading weight specifications.
Uncomplicated Joints – All tripod ranges feature fat joints with prominent ribbing to provide great grip and torque for easy loosening and tightening of the legs. One of Leofoto’s proprietary features is a single-piece joint-shim (the shim helps legs to lock together more firmly and prevents the legs from being able to rotate within each other); those who have opened up a twist-joint tripod and seen parts fly will know the frustration of disassembling and reassembling those delicate internal components. All Leofoto tripods feature a one-piece shim, which makes maintenance and cleaning of the joints much easier.
Beveled Aluminium Core Feet – A tripod foot is just a piece of rubber, right? Think again! Most manufacturer’s tripod feet are just a steel spike encased in rubber – this makes it heavy and allows a lot of flex/vibration in the malleable rubber. Leofoto’s engineers have gone to great lengths to make the ultimate tripod foot and the result is an internal aluminium frame that minimizes the amount of flexible rubber in the construction. While this is a tiny detail, it adds to the rigidity of the tripod.