Olivon | TRM 148 Monopod
Lightweight, strong construction, excellent support
I've been testing the Olivon TRM 148 Monopod for a few weeks now. It's the first time I've ever used a monopod and I really like the support and convenience that it offers.
I'm a keen walker and the Olivon TRM 148 Monopod offers me the chance to take my scope out on bird watching outings without the bulk of a tripod. It was even sturdy enough to be used it as a walking aid on numerous occasions!
I found it really handy whilst walking, connected to my scope, at its folded length of just 55cm, the setup was easily carried, then if required I just unclipped the catches and extended the leg to the height required. I also found it very useful in bird hides, when often the seating arrangements don't allow space for a tripod setup.
Coupled with the Olivon TRB 22D Ball Socket Head, the monopod offers stable viewing even with larger, heaver scopes. (See opposite picture, Olivon TRM 148, TRB 22D Ball Socket Head and Visionary 80mm spotting scope).
The monopod feels extremely well made with a soft handle and leather wrist strap for extra comfort plus the monopod's extendable height was more than enough for my 6' 2" body.
It's also been very handy when used with my DSLR camera, when more stability that I can manage hand held is required.
I wouldn't recommend a monopod for digiscoping, that's a job for a tripod, but as a lightweight, strong, viewing aid that you can carry with you anywhere - it's perfect.
- Maximum Extended height: 148cm (plus height of head)
- Folded length: 55.cm
- Weight: 700g
- Max loaded weight: 5kg
- Leg section: 5
- Leg Diameter: 33mm
- Leg Material: Aluminium Alloy
- Colour: Black/Grey
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