A new monopod aimed at sports photographers has been launched by Gitzo, including a model to celebrate the Beijing Olympic Games which start on Friday.
The Gitzo Series 5 Traveler Monopod measures 41cm when folded and 153.5cm when fully extended, according to Gitzo.
It weighs 780g and carries a claimed maximum load capacity of 25kg.
A special commemorative version featuring an ?888? logo, to celebrate the opening of the Beijing Olympics, costs £249.95.
The standard version is priced £229.95.
It includes a rubber foot that can be replaced with an optional spike for use in ?sand, snow or mud?.
For details call Bogen Imaging on 01293
583300 or visit www.bogenimaging.co.uk
? Yesterday we reported that Beijing Olympics chiefs have banned spectators from carrying ‘professional’ equipment