The 294 monopod has a 4-section carbon composite leg that's both lightweight and rigid in order to help hold the camera stable and minimize vibration. Like the rest of the 290 Carbon range, the 294 Monopod uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube derived from Manfrotto's experience in professional supports, it has optimized fibre angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminium tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. The 4-section construction minimizes the monopod when closed, making it more compact and easily transportable. A wrist strap keeps the monopod and camera firmly in your grasp. Durable tension-adjustable aluminium leg locks can be tightened to suit your preference and to counteract any effects of wear and aging in order to keep the monopod fully functional throughout its long life. The monopod screws directly into the tripod mount on the underside of your camera.