Black anodized three section monopod featuring sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45° flip, large 2.3" camera/head platform with plastic cover and dual 1/4-20" - 3/8" camera screw.
The Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Portraits, Sports/action, Sports photography, Stabilization, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod: Compact, Lightweight, Opens quickly and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Solid high value monopod!
I bought the Bogen-Manfrotto BG-679B to replace my Giottos MM-9780 5-section aluminum monopod. Not the Giottos wasn't a bad monopod, but it was just big and heavy with very thick tubing. It was very strong and sturdy but it was a chore to lug it everywhere. So I got the 679B. It is a bit lighter and I like the cam-clamps as opposed to the twist clamps, 2 less sections to deal with which is quicker to deploy and adjust and it has a more slender grip. I seem to have lost nothing in stability wh...View full Review
I bought the Bogen-Manfrotto BG-679B to replace my Giottos MM-9780 5-section aluminum monopod. Not the Giottos wasn't a bad monopod, but it was just big and heavy with very thick tubing. It was very strong and sturdy but it was a chore to lug it everywhere. So I got the 679B. It is a bit lighter and I like the cam-clamps as opposed to the twist clamps, 2 less sections to deal with which is quicker to deploy and adjust and it has a more slender grip. I seem to have lost nothing in stability which is great since the 9780 was built like a tank. Time will tell about the cam clamps but it looks like it'll hold up well. I did lose the combination spike and rubber foot but I never really used the spike anyways so no big loss. I shoot a lot of tele/telezoom sports in low light and having a steady platform in which to shoot from is vital. Plus it prevents fatigue as the 'pod bears the weight of the heavy lenses so I can shoot all day. Anyways, if you are looking for a solid, stable, easy to use, high quality and relatively inexpensive monopod, the 679B is the ticket. It is high value that I can easily recommend.
Most Liked Negative Review
Just as described
Reviewed by 59 customers
This monopod is very useful when shooting wildlife or sports events, where a quick setup, adjustment, and fast relocation is necessary. It works great with heavy telephoto lenses, like a Nikon 28-300mm. It maybe a little heavy, but it is built well and the leg clamps are strong. I like to use it in conjunction with Manfrotto tripods withs a different head with quick releases.
Got this monopod to replace earlier version which unfortunately got damaged after almost 15 years of great service. While I am pretty good when shooting at slower speeds, having a support such as this monopod is a definite plus, even with vibration-reduction lenses. When working with longer focal lengths, it is a MUST. I'm happy to say that the new version of this monopod is as well built as the original and has some great additions (especially the rubber grip, extra large mounting base and improved locking clamps.) Will be using this with my D300 and D600, especially when using my Tamron 200-500mm tele and my Nikkor 70-300mm VR zoom lenses. What I love about it is that while it is extremely strong, it is light weight and compact. This a great piece of equipment to have when you need some extra support and don't have the time to set up a tripod. I have quick releases for the cameras and lenses so I can be ready to go very quickly. It also doubles as a neat walking stick when hiking. All in all, a "must have" for any serious photographer.
Excellent product. Well constructed. Great value for the price. Holds Sigma 150-500mm lens.
I find it ideal in situations where a tripod is too conspicuous or bulky--videotaping child's piano recital or school production. Great on the sidelines with a telephoto.
Being my first real monopod. This one seems to be put together well. Finish is nice and it wont break the bank.
Purchased for upcoming photo safari to Tanzania
Good value for the money. Very sturdy so far. Holds a 300 2.8, Nikon D300 plus grip with no problem.
The mono pod is great. It is easy to use and locks fast and securely - much better than the twist type locks.
Perfect for sports photography
Excellent built, easy to operate. Manfrotto quality throughout. It can be used on its own with the camera, without the head. However, it is on the heavy side.