For ultimate stability, nothing but a tripod will do. However, there are times when a tripod is not practical or allowed. A monopod offers excellent stability when working with long telephoto lenses and makes a difference in low-light situations. Monopods are easy to carry, can be setup instantly and are ideal when you are working in tight spaces.nnYou've seen sports photographers on the sidelines with huge lenses-they are given small spaces to shoot from and often need to quickly move from place to place. Using a tripod is not an option under these conditions. Only a monopod will do the job!nnSIRUI P Series monopods have 6 sections that extend to 154 cm (60.6 in.) when fully opened, yet, are only 38 cm (15 in.) when closed - small enough to fit in a backpack or photo bag. All models come with a wrist strap and useful compass. At only 0.5 kg (1.1 lb), there's no excuse for being without a SIRUI monopod.