The Leofoto MPQ Series Monopods include all of the same great features found on the MP Series monopods and combines them with the latest premium quality carbon fiber of the LQ Series tripods and the water-proof twist leg locks from the LP/LA Sea Series tripods. The MPQ monopods are constructed with Leofoto's latest 3rd generation carbon fiber with increased density and a new "snow capped mountain pattern" inspired by nature. Featuring a durable rubber grip and wrist strap for security, the MPQ Series monopod is capable of supporting cameras with large telephoto lenses. The rubber foot prevents it from sliding on smooth surfaces, but is also removable and can be replaced with a separately available steel claw, spike, or other Leofoto accessory to facilitate the best traction for any given terrain. When not in use, turn the ergonomic twist leg locks to collapse the support down and pack it in the included carrying case. The threaded mounting stud on the top of the monopod features a convertible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw, making it universal for most cameras and lenses.
Leofoto MPQ-405C Premium Monopod:
Extended height: 1850mm/ 72.83in
Folded height: 526mm/ 20.70in
Leg section: 5
Loading Capacity: 25kg/ 55lb
Weight: 0.8kg/ 1.76lb
As a Professional Wildlife Photographer that specializes in Birds in Flight, big, heavy lenses are a must. And so are very sturdy, secure support platforms. Shooting birds is a lot of footwork and quick deployment. My go to is a Monopod, and my new fav is the sturdy Leofoto MPD-404C topped with the Leofoto MPG-01 Side Saddle Tilt Head. This Monopod is super strong, light gets very tall and is a precision work of art! My Canon 400mm f4 mounted on my gripped 7D MK II easily balances and works like a dream, very fluid and very precise. Have taken many award winning shots with this combo and the quality (backed by a HUGE 10 year warranty) will last me years to come.
This Monopod is a dream come true! Leofoto has really stepped up their game in the last few years and this Pod is a prime example of that. Not only is it built like a tank, but it deploys nice and easy, holds a ton of weight and due to its unique leg-lock and sealing system, it's WATERPROOF! Just what a wildlife Photographer needs! Many of my shooting locations are in and around ponds, streams, rivers, lakes and occasionally the ocean. And I DO get my gear wet. Now this is one piece that I don't have to worry about or replace sooner than normal so that's an added plus.
If you are in the market for a Monopod for any reason, Leofoto has a Monopod and/or head to suite your needs!