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About Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod

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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (52),Opens quickly (49),Lightweight (40),Compact (33)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (31),Travel (23),Wildlife (23),Stabilization (21),Landscape/scenery (19),Sports photography (14),Portraits (11),Night shots (9),Home (5),Long exposures (5),Video (4),Weddings (4) Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (27),Semi-pro photographer (11),Enthusiast (9),Pro photographer (6)

Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod Features

  • The 679B Monopod features the "Quick-Action" lever lock system with 45° flip allowing the sections to be quickly set-up and adjusted. (679 image shown)

Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod Specifications

Max Height w/closed column
63.8 inches
Minimum Height
25.2 inches
Closed Length
24.5 inches
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
22 lbs.
Weight
1.3 lbs.
Mfr #
679B
SKU
BG679B

Manfrotto 679B 3-Section Monopod Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

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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...

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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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just as described

Well constructed.

Reviewed by 60 customers

 
5.0

Excellent tool

By

from Ketchum, Idaho

I use mine with a Manfrotto quick release. Heavy enough to act like a stabilizer when moving about. Great for getting overhead shots.

 
4.0

Solid and easily adjusted

By

from Gainesville, GA

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.

 
5.0

Manfrotto 679B Monopod

By

from Germantown, MD  -  Pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By

from San Juan, PR.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent product. Well constructed. Great value for the price. Holds Sigma 150-500mm lens.

 
5.0

Love the monopod.

By

from Las Vegas  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
4.0

nice monopod

By

from Deltona, Fla  -  Photo Enthusiast

Being my first real monopod. This one seems to be put together well. Finish is nice and it wont break the bank.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very sturdy

By

from Houston  -  Photo Enthusiast

Purchased for upcoming photo safari to Tanzania

 
4.0

Good value

By

from Champaign, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good value for the money. Very sturdy so far. Holds a 300 2.8, Nikon D300 plus grip with no problem.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bogen-Manfrotto Three Section Monopod

By

from Toledo  -  Photo Enthusiast

The mono pod is great. It is easy to use and locks fast and securely - much better than the twist type locks.

 
5.0

Heavy Duty!

By

from Woodbury, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect for sports photography

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
KEITH S  Light, easy to transport, adds an easy sturdy support where it is not desired to carry a heavy tripod (hiking, etc.)
Shopper  I'm not a professional photographer. I have a small SONY digital camera. Can I use that with this. And if so, do I need to buy any other equipment to complete the use of this product?
RICHARD R  Yes. The secret is that the threaded post which screws into the bottom of the camera is designed with both 1/4" and 1/8" threads. If your camera is threaded for 1/8" you just have to push down on the monopod threaded post. And, amazingly, the 1/4" threaded piece slips down exposing the 1/8" threads. Works great and I use it often.
Shopper  Did it last?
MORRIS T  The 679B is a sturdy piece of equipment. I am NOT sorry I made the purchase...I think you'd like it. Only had it for two/three months. Shop around for ball heads. I needed something that would support my 400m lens plus a TC (1.4 or 2x). Again, It's an excellent choice. Hope this will help you.
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