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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.
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!
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.
Great for sports!
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.
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.
supprisely strong and handy.
Sports Action Photography
Excellent for the cost. Must have for evey photographer.
Great product. Amust have for all photographers
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.