Oberwerk 2000 Series Monopod with Grip-Action Ball Head – Oberwerk
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Oberwerk 2000 Series Monopod with Grip-Action Ball Head


Oberwerk 2000 Series Monopod with Grip-Action Ball Head

(3 customer reviews)
3.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings


Monopod fans know that monopods offer the ultimate in portability and simplicity for binocular support.


Monopod fans know that monopods offer the ultimate in portability and simplicity for binocular support. Ideal for sweeping the Milky Way, only a Universal Astronomics Unimount offers a similar freedom of motion- but you wouldn’t want to take a Unimount on a hike. The Oberwerk monopod is the tallest monopod we’ve ever seen- it extends to 78″, yet collapses to just 26″ (34″ including the head). The tubing is large in diameter, with flip locks for each of the 3 sections, so the entire monopod is exceptionally solid and wobble-free- yet the weight is only 4.5 lbs. When viewing straight up to zenith, even someone well over 6′ tall can stand under the binocular’s eyepieces. With the grip-action ball head, you can tilt the binocular to any altitude from horizon to zenith, simply by squeezing the lever, then releasing the lever to lock in place. Can easily handle up to 80mm binoculars, with maximum weight limit of 8.8 lbs. Extra quick release plates are available for quick swapping of other devices (cameras, spotting scopes, etc.) for just $8! Includes carrying case. Note: Most binoculars will also require an “L” adapter.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 38 x 9 x 9 in
Product Weight

4.5 lbs.

Product Dimensions

Length including head- Min. 34", Max. 78"

3 reviews for Oberwerk 2000 Series Monopod with Grip-Action Ball Head

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Fish

    I use this monopod primarily with a pair of 15×70 astro binoculars, which weigh a bit over 3lbs, for lunar observing, stargazing, and some backyard birding — and it is well suited for these applications. The grip-action ball head has been rock solid with no slippage and makes for easy altitude adjustment for astro use and quick positioning for birding.

    The uniquely tall max height of this monopod makes it truly useful for astro when standing, but shortened-up it also works well when seated. For quick height adjustment when standing, I leave the bottom sections fully extended. This then enables me to easily adjust total height by flipping the uppermost clamp which is within easy reach while holding the ball head in the other hand.

    It’s easy to carry the monopod around the backyard with the binoculars mounted, by holding the rig at the upper grip.. The quick-release also enables fast setup if carrying binoculars separately — just snap them in, tighten the clamp, and go.

    Note that this unit is very solidly built, so you may want to consider the weight if hiking long distances. The base has a rubber foot which can be retracted to expose a spike, depending on surface.

    Overall I’ve found this to be a well-built, highly functional solution for higher powered binoculars — and would recommend it highly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian J. Erickson (verified owner)

    I totally agree with Dave’s review. This monopod is tall and beefy. It is ideal with my Oberwerk 15×70 lw’s. This combo is great for quick backyard astronomy sessions. Highly recommended….BE

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    James Hornell (verified owner)

    This is a very impressive monopod. While not light weight, it seems well made, durable and sturdy. The quick release plates are very handy and not something I would have considered useful until I tried it. I think this product serves as an excellent ambassador for the brand which now has me giving serious consideration to upgrading my current camera tripod with the 5000 series.

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