Manfrotto 681B Professional Black Monopod with 234RC Quick Release Swivel Tilt Head.

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  • Pro Monopod
  • 234RC Heads & Mounting Equipment

About Manfrotto 681B Pro Monopod

This Manfrotto 681B Pro Monopod Bundle comes with: and Shipping is free! .

Robust three-section black anodized aluminum 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.

Simply tilt the head to allow a camera on a Monopod to be turned 90° to provide either a vertical or horizontal format.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (59),Opens quickly (42),Compact (27),Lightweight (23)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (27),Landscape/scenery (24),Wildlife (20),Stabilization (19),Travel (15),Sports photography (14),Home (9),Night shots (7),Portraits (7),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (27),Semi-pro photographer (11),Enthusiast (6),Casual photographer (4),Professional (4),Pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto 681B 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 681B Pro Monopod Specifications

Tripod Legs
Max Height w/closed column
63.4 inches
Minimum Height
26.4 inches
Closed Length
27 inches
Leg Sections
Max Load Capacity
26.4 Ibs
1.7 lbs
Foot Type: Rubber
Tripod Head
Max load Capacity
5.6 lbs
Head height
2.4 inches
Quick Release
Spirit Level
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
Mfr #

Manfrotto 681B Pro Monopod Reviews

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(based on 61 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Excellent Monopod

A wonderful monopod. It is very well made and seems very sturdy. The tilt head is a great feature; along with the quick release. This is a real top-of-the-line mono-od for a reasonable price.

Reviewed by 61 customers


Great stand


from chevy case, md  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased the 681B to use instead of one of my tripods. The 681b, though a tad heavy with the stabilizer legs, is just what the doctor ordered. I do a lot of hand held work because the tripod gets in the way when working in low light enclosed areas. The quick release unfortunately is different from the Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapters that I already own but this will be used on my primary full frame camera.


Excellant Choice for a Monopod


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!


Great monopod, but careful with the clip


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.




from Montevideo, Uruguay  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great for sports!


Excellent, Fits 1/4 and 3/8


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.


Arm saver!


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.


Strong and durable. I love it.


from Atlanta, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

supprisely strong and handy.


Fantastic Mono Pod


from Joliet, IL.  -  Pro Photographer

Sports Action Photography

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Monopod


from PDX  -  Photo Enthusiast

A wonderful monopod. It is very well made and seems very sturdy. The tilt head is a great feature; along with the quick release. This is a real top-of-the-line mono-od for a reasonable price.


I'll be buying a second as a back up


from Hartford, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent for the cost. Must have for evey photographer.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
KEN S  Love my monopod. I've got shaky hands ( not that old ether). I have this release with my tripod and car mount also. Strong, tight clamping and tall enough for me being over 6ft tall. I do wish it was carbon fiber but that's much more $.
David H  Does the quick release plate from a 498 RC2 work on the 234RC?
STEPHAN P  I'm very sorry, as I do not know the answer. All my other quick release plates are of the Acra Swiss style, but I thought that all Manfrotto style plates are compatible amongst all Manfrotto products, but I'm not sure of it. Again, very sorry about that, Greetings, Stephan
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