I'm going to buy a monopod and I'm wondering about the advantage/disadvantage of the amount of sections.
I have two particular monopods of different brands in mind that I'm considering.
One has 6 sections and the other has 3.
One advantage that the six section monopod has over the 3 section one is that it is shorter in length when all sections are retracted.
6 section: 15.6 inches
3 section: 26.0 inches
Other than that, are 6 sections an advantage over 3 sections?
Both monopods have the same load capacity, twist locks, and 8x carbon fiber legs/tubes.
The 6 section one is just slightly lighter (7oz) than the 3 section one.
The 3 section one is 5 inches longer when fully extended than the 6 section one.
The 3 section one has a slightly larger top leg/tube diameter.
36mm vs 32mm