Asanuma Shokai Co., Ltd. will release the “IFOOTAGE COBRA3 Monopod Series” on June 9, 2023. The lineup and estimated market prices are as follows.
A180F: 30,910 yen including tax
A180T: 26,730 yen including tax
C180F: 37,070 yen including tax
C180F-P: 40,150 yen including tax
BESE: 12,210 yen including tax
BESE-P: 15,290 yen including tax
By combining a monopod and a stand, you can use it as an independent monopod or a stand alone as a low-angle tripod. It can be used as an extension pole for high-altitude photography, or as a light stand or boom pole.
Equipped with a one-click release system, the time to attach and detach the quick release plate to the leg can be greatly reduced compared to the conventional COBRA2. The aluminum A180 has a lineup of two types of locking methods: the lever lock type A180F and the nut lock type A180T.
The C180F-P and BASE-P use a lock control pedal. When you step on the pedal on the stand, the lock is released and you can freely tilt the monopod 360 degrees (maximum tilt angle 40 degrees).
The stand, which can also be used as a low-angle tripod, has a longer leg length from 12cm to 26cm compared to COBRA2, increasing the sense of stability.