Which monopod is this? (pics included)

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  1. Inst!nct

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    Im trying to find out the brand this is, im buying a 70-300mm IS USM lens today, and the seller (which has been great), is offering this monopod for 10 dollars. Is it worth it? Could anyone point me to a link of this? tyvm

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    the word is like Simo or maybe Gimo (in the second pic)
     
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    its $10, seeing as some monopods get up to 200-$300, you might as well get it. it obviously wont be fantastic, but heck, even if it completely fails as a monopod at least now youve got something to change the channel on the tv if you lose the remote.
    just go for it, youll find a use for it, even if it may not be the intended use of the product
     
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    Haha that's right i suppose ;), do you think it'll be able to hold xti + grip + telephoto + flash? that might be pushing it though, but yea :p
     
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    Even if it is terrible, it might hold all that for just a little bit. maybe.
     
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    well typically with a monopod youre holding all the gear anyway, the monopod just steadies it and takes the load off, so even if it all collapses underneath you, you'll still have a hold of your equipment.
    if it cant hold all your gear, then you can still use it to put a flash on and have it like an extendo-arm for off camera flash
     
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    right, well i surely hope itll work at least a bit :)
     
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    That's a steal at $10. Go for it.
     
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    Exactly. for $10, even if its terrible it'll be worth it.
     
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    I bought it, along with the 70-300 (which is absolutely awesome), its actually a Sima monopod, and actually is pretty sturdy, ty for the help :)
     

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