A cut above the rest, the TR42ML 81 Inch Carbon Fiber Monopod with Arca Type Clamp from ProMediaGear extends further than the conventional monopod. The four 10x carbon fiber tubes have twist leg locks to secure the desired height, and hold it securely closed when collapsed down to 24.5 Inch. Moreover, the lightweight 1.7 lb support has a load capacity of 70 lb, which makes it more than suitable to maintain most of the larger telephoto lenses on the market, and the clamp at the top is compatible with Arca type plates, L brackets, and rails. As part of the monopod, the PBX3 Universal Bracket Plate is included. The support's rubber foot helps to maintain a solid grip on the ground or on smooth surfaces, and the stainless steel spike is used on softer terrain while holding the monopod by its comfortable neoprene grip and carrying strap.