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About Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod

All the features of the 681B Professional Monopod with the handy addition of three retractable legs. The 682 is a black anodized aluminum 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 682B Pro Monopod is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Sports photography, Stabilization, Travel and more.The Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod: Compact, Lightweight, Opens quickly and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (22),Opens quickly (19),Compact (13),Lightweight (7)
Best Uses:
Stabilization (11),Portraits (8),Travel (8),Sports photography (6),Long exposures (5),Landscape/scenery (4),Night shots (4),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (4),Home (3),Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9),Enthusiast (6),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod Features

  • The 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod features the "Quick-Action" lever lock system with 45° flip allowing the sections to be quickly set-up and adjusted.

Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod Specifications

Max Height w/closed column
67.7 inches
Minimum Height
29.1 inches
Closed Length
27 inches
Leg Sections
Max Load Capacity
26.4 Ibs
2.4 lbs
Foot Type: Rubber

Manfrotto 682B Pro Monopod Reviews

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(based on 24 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great utility & stability

I've used this product on two location shoots to date - the first an indoor publicity shoot and the second an outdoor assignment. I bought this one because I thought the stand would add an additional and useful feature - being able to free stand. It is great to hold the weight of cameras/lenses particularly when changing cards/lenses/ Flash batteries etc. AND it provides stability with my longest lense. Only problem is with the stand - it is a little weighty.


Most Liked Negative Review


Some what satisfied

This product is very good and functional in most cases but with the legs engaged it moves (sways) making it difficult to obtain a steady picture, so the functionality of the legs is very limited.

Reviewed by 24 customers


Solid, Functional, Versatile and Tall


from Erie, PA  -  Pro Photographer

I have found many uses for this handy self standing mono-pod. We carry several of them and not always for cameras. I've found them useful for holding speed lights off camera for adding accent lights in larger spaces for events such as parties or receptions. Battery packs hang from the strap and the base of the SB-910 unit remains on the monopod during break down and storage. This results in very quick setup and takedown. Leaving the cold shoe also allows me to use pocket wizards on them. I place them in corners out of traffic areas and velcro strap them to other vertical stanchions for added stability. They are HEAVY and this is a plus for stability. As an unexpected bonus, I was doing a video and had to grab and move the camera to a new location during a ceremony- the weight of the mono-pod kept the camera unit stable, upright and acted as a makeshift steady-cam unit. I just held my hand on the mono-pod about 1/4 of the way down from the top and this resulted in fluid movements and stable shots, then when I was in a good vantage point, I simply lowered the mono-pod with video camera to the legs and it was perfect. Two things had to be overcome- When using a video camera that doesn't have sound isolation with the microphone, when lifting the mono-pod with the legs extended, they vibrate and transmit noise through the unit to the microphone and ruin the audio. I now lace rubber bands over and under each leg to dampen out this movement/vibration and it's now flawless for a small mobile video stand. Second problem was that the legs don't firm right up when the insert is screwed back into the base... you have to screw them in, put weight on the unit and then screw them in some more. I also take the rubber bands and wrap the legs together when placing them back inside the mono-pod for storage or when using as a true mono-pod. This eliminates any interior movement or noise... a velcro strap works nicely also if you don't have rubber bands handy. I'm writing this review as I've returned for a fourth purchase of this mono-pod today. I vote with my dollars and this unit gets my vote hands down. Yes, I would certainly recommend it to a friend... Versatile, handy and inexpensive.


Well made


from Kenmore, NY  -  Casual Photographer

I bought it for my husband as a gift. He's a professional photographer and he loves it! He's excited about using it.


Not a Tripod. A good monopod


from Tempe, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good monopod, but don't let it stand alone with a camera on top and trust the little triarms. The tripod legs held stablize it as you push down to shoot.


Bogen-Manfrotto Self-Standing Monopod


from San Francisco, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This unit works great in small spaces, packs easy and most of all, it holds my Canon 5D2 well loaded while giving me hands-free ability to do something else without tying me holding it all the time like a regular monopod. A bit heavy but I got a nice shoulder bag for it. This is a great buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Bogen-Manfrotto Self-Standing Pro Monopo


from Freehold, NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a well made mono pod with feet which is an excellent alternative when a tripod can't be used. Easy to use, quick setup and take down.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nice, but a bit noisy


from Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this because I wanted a mobile tripod (so to speak). It work s great, my biggest gripe is that the tripod les are noisy when they are screwed inside and you're using it as a monopod. However, if you wrap a piece of tape around the legs and then store them, that cuts down on the noise a bit. Also, I wish it was a bit more sturdy as a tripod but it will work for my needs. Still a great buy.


Nice concept , but really heavy and long


from Los Angeles  -  Photo Enthusiast

I thought this would be a good alternative to pack in my suitcase for travel, but just as heavy as my full size carbon fiber tripod and of course, not as stable. Takes up less space, yes, but really not worth the trade off.


It's just what I was looking for!


from Portsmouth, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've been using the tripod mainly for taking pictures of butterflies.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nice Monopod, but too heavy


from Miami, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

This monopod is compact enough to put in the suitcase while traveling.It's a well made and sturdy monopod, but too heavy with 3 standing legs.


Good but not for me.


from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I know this was going to be a little long but it is very long and very heavy. The feet are not easy to get out or put on. One reviewer said you get use to it but why should you? Great idea just needs to be engineered better for use. I bought another tripod,carbon fiber, and much happier. However, much poorer.


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Questions about this item:

Peter S  What is the collapsed overall length of the Manfrotto 682B Self Standing Monopod ? I'm trying to figure out if it will fit in my suitcase. Please advise. Thank you.
MICHAEL O  Peter, nope, I can't predict what the "Authorities" may decided to declare dangerous today or tomorrow. However, given the "heft" (weight) of this monopod, it would make a great offensive and/or defensive weapon (don't use that word around the "Authorities"). If asked, just tell them it's a collapsible fishing pole, that satisfied "them" when I traveled with a 25' collapsible "measuring stick" and kept the questions to a minimum!
Ronaldo L  I would like to ask if this monopod has a 3/8 camera screw built in? Can you please explain dual 1/4 and 3/8 camera screw input?
ALAN P  Hi Ronaldo, I have one of these, and yes it does have dual 3/8 and 1/4 screw threads built in. If you look at the top of the monopod you see the 3/8 thread, but pushing down on the spring loaded outer 3/8 thread reveals the1/4 thread inside. Nice idea! Any other questions please let me know. Thanks! Alan
Shopper  Could a Vanguard grip handle/tripod head be attached? I will be travelling and hiking and my standard tripod will be too much to carry in addition to all my other equipment but I would like to use the Vanguard.
JOHN S  I am not familiar with the thread pitch and diameter of the Vanguard but I believe they are standard for the majority of heads until you get in to the heavy weight broadcast class.
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