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Manfrotto 680B Monopod 4-SCTN Replaces 680 (Black)
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- 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
- Quick action leg lock system
- Sure rubber grip
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|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. |
|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 |
Top Customer Reviews
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
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.
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.Read more ›
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not quite professional grade, but for the price it is made well and out of strong materials and it is solid when clamped in place. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dan Hernandez
Feels good and strong. Works as it should. Reasonable value for the money.Published 28 days ago by The General
Great piece, I love it! It adds a whole new dimension to my mobility.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had to find a quite sturdy Monopod to replace my trusty Manfrotto 790B as I upgraded my kit to a Canon 6D with battery pack. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cadby
Very sturdy monopod, it's the only monopod I've ever owned but I know the Manfrotto brand and I didn't want to get stuck with a cheap monopod that I'd have to replace. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jordan engel
love Manfrotto monopod! I have a Manfrotto tripod, but I think I use monopod more often than tripod.Published 3 months ago by J. Cehn
Wow I'm so happy I bought this monopod! The quality is there and just perfect for my Sigma 150-600mm Super Telephoto Lens with my Nikon D-7100! Read morePublished 3 months ago by George Villalvazo