The Manfrotto MVM500A video fluid monopod review
Although I'm no professional videographer I do like to make the odd video for my Youtube channel for a bit of fun and also find this monopod fantastic for getting smooth panning shots while shooting stills at slower shutter speeds as Im able to smoothly pan the subjects with long lenses and still shoot in the range of 30th or 40th/second and still get a relatively high "keeper" rate. Much higher at least then what I could do hand held or with my old existing regular monopod.
I bought the monopod for just over 30,000yen or about $300US but looking on Amazon.com now I see they have it at a discount. You can check it out or buy the monopod from this link. http://tinyurl.com/mnjtgd2
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Here's my video review of the new Manfrotto MVM500A
And here's a couple of test photos I did using the monopod with my Canon 1DmkIV and 300mm f2.8L lens at 40th/second shutter speed. As you can see I was able to track my good friend pro surfer Danny Melhado below and keep him sharp even at this crazy slow shutter speed while allowing the water to become blurry. Below that is one of Danny's students going much slower thus the water is not as blurred but you get the idea.