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Manfrotto 680B Monopod 4-SCTN Replaces 680 (Black)

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  • Quick action leg lock system
  • Sure rubber grip
  • Maximum Height 60.0" (152.4 cm)
  • Folded Length 20.0" (50.8 cm)
  • Load Capacity 22.00 lb (9.98 kg)
  • Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
  • Leg Lock Type Flip levers
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Manfrotto 680B Monopod 4-SCTN Replaces 680 (Black) + Manfrotto 234RC Monopod Head Quick Release - Replaces 3229
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 20 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009R6GE
  • Item model number: 680B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Four section Monopod featuring sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45° run, large 60 mm camera/head platform with plastic cover and dual 1/4” - 3/8” camera fixing screw. This replaces the Bogen Manfrotto 680.

From the Manufacturer



Monopods are ideal travel and outdoor companions, taking up little space yet giving invaluable support and better results than hand-held shooting. Favored also by sports photographers using long, heavy lenses but needing lightning fast reactions and repositioning.

Key Features:
  • Four section monopod
  • Sure rubber grip and wrist carrying strap
  • Quick action lever leg lock system with 45° run
  • Large 60 mm camera/head platform with plastic cover and dual 1/4'' - 3/8'' camera fixing screw



Technical Specs:


Attaches by 1/4" and retractable 3/8" screw attachment type


Maximum Height
154cm • 60.63in


Minimum Height
51cm • 20.08in


Closed Length
51cm • 20.08in


Weight
0.83kg • 1.83lb


Load Capacity
10kg • 22.05lb


Column Tube Diameter
28 mm


Leg Sections
4 number


Material
Aluminum


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sturdy, rugged, light weight and easy to use!
GrinningShark
There is barely any friction between sections, so the monopod can be extended or retracted very quickly.
MyBeesWax
I paired this with a Manfrotto ball head 494CR2 with universal quick release plate.
Jazzy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

100 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Grant Brummett VINE VOICE on March 4, 2008
What a back saver!!!

Pros:

Small and light enough to carry anywhere
Makes for a really steady shot in questionable lighting situations
Takes the weight off your back and arms while still maintaining that ready to shoot stance

Cons:

Could be a couple of inches taller

I wanted to take photos at the Arizona Renaissance festival using my Canon 135mm F/2 and Canon 70-200 F2.8 L lens. They are both so heavy especially the 70-200 lens and I had hurt my back several years ago and it has never recovered. So I needed someway to get several thousand photos without killing myself.

What a God send this monopod was. I haver never owned one before and didn't realize how usefull it can be. A tripod is just way too clumbersome for something as dynamic and crowded as a Renaissance festival. You have to be able to move out of the way quickly and to move to get the shot. A monopod fits the fill perfectly. After shooting for over 9 hours my back and arms were almost as fresh as when I arrived. I simply could not have stayed more then an hour or two without it killing my back.

Don't forget you will probably want a ball head or some other head with a rapid connect release system. This is essential when you suddenly find you need to take your camera and / or lens off the monopod. I am using a Bogen-Manfrotto 488RC2 Midi Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System (3157N) and found it works perfectly.

9-9-2008 Update:

My back has gotten much better recently so I'm not using this monopod as much for back support anymore. Where I am using it still is to get low light shots where I am on the edge of getting the shot if I were hand held with my image stabilized lens.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By WhatLukeSays on July 3, 2012
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Here is my video review of the Manfrotto 680B Monopod that I made for my YouTube channel. Please feel free to ask any questions at anytime. Thanks for watching and enjoy!

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Thomas on January 9, 2007
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I really love this monopod. It's very solidly made, and fits its purpose perfectly. You really have to add the tilt head/quick release to it (can't remember the model, but it's about $25) and then it's really perfect. If I were to buy again, I'd probably go for carbon fiber, but that's not this monopod's fault.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jimh615 on August 9, 2008
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At $60, this monopod fit my price range, I have a Canon 30D and use a 100-400 L lens at airshows and other sporting events where I need more stability than hand holding but a tripod is impractical.
The 680B does a perfect job. It's relatively light and sturdy. The monopod has quick release locks for the legs, which was a must for me. I don't want to screw and unscrew to achieve leg adjustment. Either with wingnuts or the barrel twist type
I use the Manfrotto 322RC2 joy stick head on it with great success, but I have also used my Manfrotto 486RC2 head..........the joy stick is more versatile.
It comes with both a 1/4" and 3/8" screw depending on what your camera requires.
If you are working in sand, where I sometimes do, Manfrotto makes an optional Spiked Foot for more stability.
At full extension without your head attached, it measures 60 inches. Colapsed it measures 20 inches w/o the head attached.

Without a doubt I would buy this monopod again.

As usual, Amazon had a great price, free shipping, and no tax.
Amazon rocks!!!!
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 12, 2007
Although I've had this for a few years, I would highly recommend this monopod along with the optional swivel head. This is a sturdy, professional quality item and is great in those situations where a tripod is not feasible. The monopod is especially nice with a video camera that has 20x zoom capability. The greater the zoom, the shakier the movie. This unit is also strong enough to double as a walking stick when you are on a photography hike.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Edelman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 8, 2011
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I was looking for a heavy-duty monopod that could easily support either a pair of large (11x70) binoculars or a DSLR with a 100-300mm Zoom. I also wanted something strong enough to use as a walking stick over difficult terrain- I'd taken a bad fall and injured a tendon while out photographing nature last year when I stepped in a gopher hole. My decision was down to this unit and the similar three-section Manfrotto 681B Professional Aluminum Monopod (Black). The 681B costs about $10 more, and has a bottom section that's 25mm (1") in diameter. The 680B packs smaller, has a bottom section that's 20mm in diameter, and was stocked by Amazon- so no shipping charges. I was concerned that the 680B might not be strong enough for my needs, but as it turned out, there was no need for concern.

The 680B is more than strong enough to do everything I asked of it. In fact, I could have easily gone to the lighter 679, or lighter still. This monopod has a massive feel about it- it's not going to collapse, even if you put your full weight on it. It can easily support a tripod head and a 300mm/2.8 lens. There's an ingenious dual-sized screw on the top that instantly accommodates either a 3/8" threaded tripod head, or a 1/4" camera socket without the need for any tools or adjustment. Very clever. If there's a downside, it's that it's not exactly light- but it's still less than a third of the weight of the tripods I'd be carrying otherwise.

One hint, if you're not already a monopod user: While a monopod adds a tremendous amount of stability to a camera and lens, the assembly is still free to vibrate or rotate from side to side. Using the camera's strap to place tension on the camera, or placing a knee against the monopod does wonders to minimize this movement.
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