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About Manfrotto Pro Monopod

Robust 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 Pro Monopod is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Night shots, Portraits, Sports/action, Sports photography, Stabilization, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto Pro Monopod is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto Pro Monopod is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto Pro Monopod: Compact, Lightweight, Opens quickly and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (57),Opens quickly (41),Compact (26),Lightweight (23)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (26),Landscape/scenery (22),Stabilization (19),Wildlife (19),Sports photography (14),Travel (14),Home (8),Portraits (7),Night shots (6),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (26),Semi-pro photographer (10),Enthusiast (6),Casual photographer (4),Professional (4),Pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto Pro Monopod Features

  • The 681B Professional Monopod features the "Quick-Action" lever lock system with 45° flip allowing the sections to be quickly set-up and adjusted.

Manfrotto Pro Monopod Specifications

Max Height w/closed column
63.4 inches
Minimum Height
26.4 inches
Closed Length
27 inches
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
26.4 Ibs
Weight
1.7 lbs
Notes
Foot Type: Rubber

Manfrotto Pro Monopod Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Turns the trick

I needed a monopod to help steady about 12 pounds worth of Nikon D-700 plus a 400mm f-2.8 lens and Wimberley gimbal head. This one is plenty sturdy, the toggle leg releases are lightening quick and solid. Works well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Disappointment

I have a disability and have trouble carrying things. I had ordered this with the expection that it would be comaratively light. It wasn't. It seemed to be almost as heavy as my normal Bogen-Manfrotto tripod. I returned it to Adorama and found another monopod that was much lighter-- and just as sturdy--at half the expense of this unit. About the only favorable thing I can add is that the weight allowed for a very sturdy construction...definitely for prfofessional, not personal, use.

Reviewed by 59 customers

 
5.0

Excellant Choice for a Monopod

By

from Caro,MI

Needed a sturdy monopod for my large telephoto lens. The Manfrotto 681B fit the need perfectly. Easy adjust locks to adjust height. Sturdy enough to backpack into the Mountains. Higly recommend!

 
4.0

Great monopod, but careful with the clip

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this as a kit with tilting head. The monopod is high quality and very sturdy. Very pleased with the monopod. There is a plastic clip that attaches to the leg which is used for adjusting the nuts on the locking clamps. It just snaps onto the leg and I lost it the first day I used it. I suggest taking this off an keeping it in your camera bag. That's my only complaint.

 
5.0

Excellent

By

from Montevideo, Uruguay  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great for sports!

 
5.0

Excellent, Fits 1/4 and 3/8

By

from Philadelphia, Pa  -  Pro Photographer

I didn't know when I bought this but the screw head is 3/8. The outer 3/8 head is spring loaded and drops down to reveal the 1/4 inch head for most cameras. Strong and light weight.

 
5.0

Arm saver!

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this to shoot a marathon, partially for extra stability, but also because I knew I'd be shooting for 6 or 7 hours with a heavy lens and flash attached. It saved my arms and shoulders. Some of the other guys shooting without support were suffering badly by the end of the event. This is a good solid support that not only held my camera up, but held me up too. It serves as a nice, solid "stick" to lean on. It says it holds 26.5 lbs, but I'm fairly certain I leaned on it with more force than that a few times. The joints lock down very solidly. Yeah, it's aluminum and may transmit vibrations more and be slightly heavier than carbon fiber, but I had no problems with weight or vibration. It feels like carrying around air compared to my tripod (which happens to be carbon fiber). I put it in my tripod bag (cuz it doesn't come with a bag or shoulder strap) and I found myself checking once or twice to make sure it was still in there. I like that there are two joints instead of three like the other similar model. It makes it a little longer when closed, but it opens very quickly. Drop the bottom extension to full, lock it, open the top one and lock it at the right height. The top lock is always in easy reach if you need to make height adjustments as you shoot.

 
5.0

Strong and durable. I love it.

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

supprisely strong and handy.

 
5.0

Fantastic Mono Pod

By

from Joliet, IL.  -  Pro Photographer

Sports Action Photography

 
5.0

I'll be buying a second as a back up

By

from Hartford, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent for the cost. Must have for evey photographer.

 
5.0

I'll be buying a second as a back up

By

from Hartford, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great product. Amust have for all photographers

 
5.0

This is Great

By

from Jonestowm, PA  -  Pro Photographer

I am a sports photographer and this is a great product. It's strong and I have no problem having a Nikon D700 with a 100-300mm lens on it.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
FRANK H  A gift for my Neice-in-law! She says it also makes a nice walking pole as well as an excellent monopod!
Christine V  Do I have a buy a head for it or can I use it as it is?
CHARLES J  You could use without a head and using a 1/4" stud to screw into the bottom of your camera. But this would be an awkward arrangement. You would have to tilt the monopod and camera for any shot not in a truly horizontal orientation. And it would be really awkward to take vertical shots; you would have to hold the monopod horizontally. Yes, you could get by without a head, but you would be much better off with one. And monopod heads are that expensive.
Christine V  How heavy is it?
RAYMOND R  Just a couple lbs. You really don't know that it is attached to your camera. Very handy especially if you have a large lens on your camera. When I have a 70-200 lens very handy.
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