If you've been following Fstoppers, you might recall the Benro S2 and S4 video monopods that we reviewed in the spring of 2013. They're solid, and despite an abundance of plastic parts that could be a turn off, the larger S4 was a great monopod. Seeing the need for one just a bit larger, Benro today announced the S6 video monopod.
The S6 Video Monopod provides a 13.2 pound capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance that is necessary when working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. The S6 head includes an independent pan lock, which allows the user to pan smoothly without having to turn the entire monopod. It comes with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8" thread and the ball head is removable for mounting on other tripods, jibs, sliders, etc.
List of features:
- 13.2 lb payload capacity
- 4-step counterbalance
- Fixed pan drag
- Adjustable tilt drag
- Independent pan lock
- Independent tilt lock
- Tilt range +90/-75
- Includes 501PL compatible QR6 plate
- Max height of 70.5 inches
- Min height of 27.8 inches
- 3 leg folding base with fluid pan cartridge
The new Benro S6 Video Monopod is available now in both flip leg lock (A48FBS6) and twist leg lock (A48TBS6) for $249.