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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Quantaray
Located in: All Tripods
Quantaray's VersiPod 2 is one of the most versatile camera support concepts to come down the trail in quite a while. This beautifully made, ultra-strong lightweight walking/hiking staff works as a stable monopod adjustable from 46-3/4 to 62-1/2 inches. Open the strap near the bottom and extend the sturdy foldout legs and it becomes a fully functional tripod adjustable from 43 to 58 and 3/4 inches that will support cameras, scopes, etc. up to 9 pounds!

Atop this amazing invention is a standard metal ball head.

Other features of the remarkable Quantaray VersiPod 2 include twist-lock on 1.1-inch diameter aluminum main tube, leg extension markings from 120-150cm, ball head with true 8 90-degree flip-over for verticals, extra long 6-3/4-inch neoprene grip, handy nylon strap, hook-and-loop strap to secure tripod legs in monopod mode, and self-indexing leg extensions.

The VersiPod 2 weighs 1 pound, 9.5 ounces with ball head and has a hiking load capacity of 100 pounds.

  • Monopod height range 46-3/4 to 62-1/2 inches
  • Tripod mode height range 43 to 58-3/4 inches
  • Standard Ball Head Edition
  • Heavy-duty aluminum construction
  • Extra long neoprene grip and strap
  • Self indexing leg extensions
  • Leg extension scale
  • Safety clip for transport, carrying heavy devices
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.8 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
80% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Compact(4), Lightweight(5), Opens quickly(3)
Best Uses:
Stabilization(4)
 
Awesome to use in compact places!
By KGsDaddyVerified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on 1/27/2009
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray Versipod 2 Monopod-Tripod with Standard Metal Ball Head:

When using as a tripod, it is VERY in places where a standard tripod won't fit. If there is a con, it's that I have to carry it as a walking stick when I'm not taking pictures. I would prefer to carry it in a backpack or something similar if it were able to become shorter when I was done taking pictures.

 
Buy the Magnetic Ballhead Version
By HummbugVerified Reviewer from Greenwood SC on 8/24/2008
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray Versipod 2 Monopod-Tripod with Standard Metal Ball Head:

In a previous review of this product I panned it because of the weak grip of the ballhead. I have replaced the standard ballhead with the magnetic version which works fine. If you are considering this product, spend the extra bucks for the magnetic ballhead.

 
Don't Buy This One!
By LarryVerified Purchaser from Greenwood SC on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
Cons:
Weak Clamps
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray Versipod 2 Monopod-Tripod with Standard Metal Ball Head:

This product has a serious flaw-the ball head. It has a very weak grip. The instructions are specific in explaining the limits of weight and overhang distance, and my camera-lens combination was well within these limits, but I could not tighten the tiny wing-screw sufficiently to prevent slippage. The ball head is now on its way to the manufacturer for repair.

 
Versipod 2 not a walking staff...
By Burnell from Philadelphia on 3/29/2008
Pros:
Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray Versipod 2 Monopod-Tripod with Standard Metal Ball Head:

VersiPod 2 by Sunpak and Quantaray are products designed and produced by Trek-Tech specifically for the mainstream photography marketplace. In order to reduce cost on the VersiPod 2 products, they are not engineered for hiking/walking or wading staff use—they are intended to be used as combination monopod/tripods only.[...]

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
OUTSTANDING!
By medicblueVerified Reviewer from San Diego area on 7/29/2007
Pros:
Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Cons:
Flimsy
Best Uses:
Professional Work, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray Versipod 2 Monopod-Tripod with Standard Metal Ball Head:

This pod has it's limitations I'll admit. BUT! I bought it and first used it for Comic-Con San Diego 2007 and what a perfect match for that type of utility it was! It was so crowded there that space was at it's minimum so tripods were OUT! The Versipod 2 fit in so well by seemingly resembling a walking stick that could be kept close to me, but becoming a monopod by just popping the camera on top with the magmount. But I also noted that while in the conferences, with the tripod legs extended, it put my camera at eye level while seated. Now, it did wobble some while like that, but I soon figured out to set my timer delay to 10 seconds to accommodate. I also learned an important lesson about tightening the camera adapter, use pliers! I lost my strong mount and had to replace it on the net. Ugh! I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the "picture".

Remember, it has its limits, but when those limits are the situation, its PERFECT!! Awesome!!

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