The counter weights allow you to balance a monopod to act like a simplified steadycam device. The weight is about 500gr, and has a male and female 3/8 connector, making them easily stackable, and attach to the end of a monopod or any other photographic equipment. Adding more weights allows you to hold a monopod closer to the “heavy end” and therefore extending the reach of your Freedom360, while holding it comfortable at the center of gravity without the additional strain to hold it steady. 3 to 4 weights are usually a good number to use.
Alternatively, you can add 1-3 weights to the end of the monopod, and attach the Manfrotto 209 to the bottom of the weights. This will give the free-standing monopod some more heft, and make it more bottom heavy, adding a bit more stability. They can also be used as very solid vertical offsets for ladybug systems, or similar. They also work as individual stands for small items, i.e. small table-top studio lights, making them a rather versatile tool.
- 1 to 10 500 gr (0.5kg) weights, black-anodized aluminum
- 3/8-16 M/F connectors
- 63mm dia, 59mm tall
The male 3/8-16 set screw is permanently bonded into the counter weights. If you need them with removable connectors (F/F on both sides with the 3/8-16 screw removable), please make a note in the order comments to make sure we’ll send you the right ones.