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Manfrotto Element Monopod

Sturdy support for on-the-go shooting (Black)

Item # 728MELEA5K

The Manfrotto Element Monopod lives at the intersection of portability and stability.

The Manfrotto Element Monopod lives at the intersection of portability and stability.

Discontinued item

Item # 728MELEA5K

About the Manfrotto Element Monopod

The ideal tripod for the run-and-gun photographer

The Manfrotto Element Monopod lives at the intersection of portability and stability. 

The ideal tripod for the run-and-gun photographer

The Manfrotto Element Monopod lives at the intersection of portability and stability. 

It only weighs 1.1 lbs, but it's capable of holding up to 33 lbs. of gear — perfect for shooting wildlife, social events, and sports with a heavy-duty telephoto lens. The rubber grip and wrist strap give you secure control for run-and-gun style shooting. When you're done, it folds down to a compact 16".


Product highlights:

  • telescoping aluminum leg with five twist-lock sections
  • exceptionally portable and versatile
  • ergonomic hand grip
  • interchangeable rubber and spike foot
  • 1/4" and 3/8" screw top attachments
  • adjustable height: 16-59"
  • max. payload weight: 33 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (5 years with registration)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • weight: 1.1 lbs.

What's in the box:

  • 5-Section aluminum monopod (Black trim)
  • Screw-on spike foot
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Warranty card

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More details on the Manfrotto Element Monopod

Mark G.

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Overview: The Manfrotto Element Monopod is a 5-section aluminum alloy monopod that extends to 59". The sturdy, portable has a comfortable rubber grip and a wrist strap that gives you plenty of control. The monopod comes with a rubber foot (installed) and a spike foot. The telescoping monopod has twist leg locks for quick height adjustment. The Element Monopod weighs only 1.1 pounds, and can accommodate loads of up to 33 pounds.

Five-section Shaft: The Element Traveller tripod is equipped with a five-section shaft with twist-type locks. The end of the shaft features an 8mm thread to accommodate the interchangeable rubber foot (installed) or the included spike foot. The five telescoping shaft sections have diameters of 0.76, 0.87, 0.99, 1.11, and 1.24 inches. The range of height is 16.06" to 59".

Top Plate: On the top of the monopod is a removable 1.83" diameter disc. The tripod screw is convertable, and can be used for 1/4"-20 or 3/8" devices. An alignment post on the disc can be raised with the included 3mm Allen wrench. If desired, you can replace the disc with an optional Manfrotto monopod head, such as the 234RC.

Warranty: The Manfrotto Element-series tripods and monopods carry a Standard Limited Warranty of two years from the date of purchase. The products are eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension of an additional three years (a total of 5 years) when registered online.


  • Monopod Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Weight: 33.07 pounds
  • Shaft Tube Diameter: 0.75", 0.87", 0.98", 1.1", and 1.22"
  • Minimum Height: 16.06"
  • Maximum Height: 59.06"
  • Top Attachment: 1.83" diameter disc, 1/4"-20 or 3/8" screw
  • Materials: Aluminum alloy
  • Working Temperature Range: -22°F to 140°F

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I lost the rubber foot to my Manfrotto Element monopod. Are there replacement parts?
[ Robert  Sep 08, 2020 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Sep 24, 2020 ]  Staff

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