Novo Photo Products – NOVO Mantis MP50 monopod

MP50 monopod

The NOVO Mantis MP50 monopod is a very compact and lightweight yet heavy duty, professional carbon fibre monopod. The 6 section makes the monopod exceptionally compact when folded, with closed length of 413mm making it a perfect companion for travel. The generous 32mm diameter tube top section to 16mm diameter bottom section still leaves plenty of meat to offer excellent support, and maximum load of 20kg. Large twist locks offer firm grip, and excellent clamping to ensure the best performance whilst in use, yet are easy to lock and unlock with little effort.

The compact nature of the monopod, at only 413mm, makes it great for fitting into suitcases, and inside some bags and backpacks. Despite the compact size it still manages to reach an impressive 1.55m full height. With the camera attached, or a ballhead it will reach further. There is also the option of attaching a Novo Mantis ET25 Carbon Fibre Tripod Column Extender to reach much further if needed. (supplied separately).

The NOVO Mantis MP50 carbon fibre monopod is manufactured from “Super Weave” 8 layer carbon fibre with stylish outer pattern design, offering strength, rigidity and style to satisfy the most discerning photographer, and meeting the demands of professional users.

The rubber grip ensure a firm hold whilst in use, designed for longevity and professional use. Some foam grips can deteriorate with age, and aluminium monopods offer uncomfortably cold handling in use. None of that here, utilising carbon fibre and rubber grip material with NOVOS embedded logo.

Other convenient features include the convenient Dual 1/4″ and 3/8″ thread, meaning no messing whether attaching a standard 1/4″ thread camera, or a tripod head with 3/8″ to the monopod. The Rubber foot screws off to reveal a sharp spike. The Spike also unscrews leaving a 3/8″ female threaded hole for replacement of the spike, or to attach other bases, such as the NOVO MVS-02 Monopod video stand (sold separately).

Features include:

  • Dual 1/4″ and 3/8″ thread
  • Screw off rubber foot
  • Spiked foot, (3/8″ bottom thread)
  • Detachable wrist strap

A detachable wrist strap means that the strap can be optionally removed. Comes with soft bag for ease of carrying over the shoulder, and NOVO 5yr warranty

Alternative to the Novo Mantis MP50 is the MP100 Monopod, which features less leg locks for speed of setting up, taller maximum height of 1.8 metres, but less travel friendly with closed size of 565mm.

Specification

ModelNV-MP50
ConstructionCarbon Fibre
Leg TypeTwist lock
Number of sections6
Maximum Height1550mm
Minimum Height413mm
Folded Length413mm
Max. Leg Diameter32mm
Max. Load20kg
ColourBlack / Grey
Weight530g
FeaturesDual 1/4″ and 3/8″ thread
Screw off rubber foot
Spiked foot, (3/8″ bottom thread)
Detachable wrist strap
Box contentsProvided with carry bag.

The MSRP is  £99.90                                    USD $109.90

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