Hey, guys, today we’re gonna be talking about monopod and not just any regular monopod, special monopod that are designed for article use, as you see this monopod right here is standing all by itself. I am not touching it, supporting it at all.
This is a man forto and I believe they’re the first ones that invented or kind of brought this to market. Got it popular. This and my other hand is a banro.
This is a new competitor to the man photo. And I’m making article comparison, kind of a little bit of a review, depending which one you should get. Should you buy a photo that’s been out for a while? Everybody absolutely loves and raves about.
Or should you give this Banro a chance? Which is a new competitor on the market.
Now, I’m just gonna tell you guys straight up, about a week ago, I did my first wedding and I had these for about a week before that. And I was gonna grab one of them to work with my wedding, which is, of course, serious business.
I grabbed the Banro. So and I’ll tell you guys why I did that. Now, these are very, very similar.
They each had the awesome feet. They had the fluid cartridge. There’s a couple different versions. Some have a little twisties. This is a little snap lock.
They both have really nice fluid drag heads up top. They’re both lightweight. They both have really, really good build quality. The one main difference that made me choose the banro and which is which.
The reason why I believe the Benowa is actually a better monopod overall is the fact that it has two cartridges. There’s two drag heads for pans.
Now, I’m not going Tish’s man. Frodo is just standing here.
But the man Frodo only has this one at the base. So you setups on your level, ground or unleveled ground, whatever, and you slide it side aside side or you pan like that.
This banro, which is why I think it’s a superior product, has an additional one right here. The man Frodo does not your head just screws on. That’s it.
Here you can all lose in this and you can have an additional panhead right there, which I think it’s awesome because when you are, let’s say, at a not level surface or you’re doing some interesting angle or just want to get a steady Westshore as possible.
And if you’re doing some panning, if this is locked up and you have to pan with this complete monopod, you cannot just hold on here and give it more support while you’re panning because you have to pan out the whole thing. So you have to twist your wrist.
Do some awkward motions and you might not be able to get as a steady of a shot with the Ben Ro. You can unscrew this a little bit. Grab on, get a really steady hold, and then you could still complete your pan with the other hand, just like you would on a tripod with this man, Frodo.
You can’t do that. You actually have to move the whole base right there.
So this is why I believe this banro overall is a better buy. Not only is it a hundred dollars cheaper, on average, the prices do fluctuate. This is about three hundred dollars.
This guy is about 200 dollars, even if they’re both three hundred dollars. I would go to Banro. And last week when I went to shoot my first wedding, I did go to Ben Rowe. So being that this is one hundred dollars cheaper and you get the added functionality, definitely I would say go with the Banro.
The other thing that really surprised me is this. Manfro, too, was made in Italy.
I believe this Banro is made in China. And this is kind of a you can say kind of a knockoff or kind of like their own version or they’re kind of stole that idea, something like that. But typically, when a company does that, especially if they’re made in China, the quality goes down dramatically. I’ve bought a couple of tripods from China.
And when you compare them to, let’s say, a man, Frodo, a tripod like what this camera that’s recording there now is on it. Just usually it’s heavier.
The materials are worse. The fit and finish is worse. Just you could tell it’s a lot cheaper.
I was really surprised with this banro because all the metal work is really, really nice. The finish is nice. You could just tell holding in your hand the quality. I would say is on par with this man Proteau. So I really, really surprised me.
So if you guys don’t have a monopod like this, if you’ve been kind of thinking about it, if you do any type shooting where you need to move around quick or they’d be in it advantageous, you definitely need to go, Anees.
I wouldn’t really even hesitate about it. So I shong suggest it for you guys.
And if you’ve been thinking, should I try to go and save some money at the Banro? Maybe you won’t be as good. Or should I spend more money, go with them in Frodo if it’s even available.
You can stop worrying about that. Pick up the Banro and you’re going to be very, very happy with it. And just in general, you’re gonna love having a video monopod that’s gonna give you absolutely awesome results, pretty much where you can get with the tripod.
Except in a package like this that is really lightweight, stable.
And is just absolutely amazing. So I hope you guys enjoy this article. Hopefully it was helpful.
I know if I saw this article when I was looking and comparing this to online, it would be helpful to me. You guys enjoyed it. I have a link in the description. You guys can go ahead if you’re going to buy this on Amazon.
Click on that link. And that just gives me a little bit of kickback from Amazon. If you guys want to show some support, if you like this article, you guys could do that.
Also, if you’re interested in seeing some more gear, tips, stuff like that on shooting videos. If you have any comments, any questions, you guys, of course, can write that below and I’ll try to answer. So thank you, guys. And I hope you grab one of these and you enjoy it. See you later.