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Manfrotto-560b.11220574
9.2 out of 10

Manfrotto 560B

This compact and lightweight 4-section aluminium fluid monopod i Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 560B

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Overall 10
10

Great purchase

Green Shooter, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The 3 small legs at the bottom makes this monopod unique and amazing. The only knock, and it's minor, is that the ball pivot at the bottom cannot be fully locked.If I have a light camera on the head, then it'll stay on its own, but if you have heavier camera/lens you'll have too hold it at all times.I've enjoyed its versatility and stability while taking portrait and action shots.
  • Pros: Strong Construction, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Excellent, with some lubrication

Daniel, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
  • Excerpt: This monopod is excellent is principle, but I was initially frustrated with the ball joint sticking. I added some graphite powder to the ball socket and now it is silky smooth.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK-but it's over-priced for what it is.

Bill, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
  • Excerpt: My wife has used this for both video and still photography using a D7100. Pan is smooth, legs are a little skinny. It works ok. I personally don't see any real advantage with this monopod over a regular one - and you can get a very nice standard monopod for a lot less money. P.S. Don't try walking away from this unit with your camera attached. Might work that way once or twice, but...
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Handy walkaround

moenkopi, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Quite well made; unlike some other reviewers I find the leg locks to be more than adequate. The head is not so hot but can be improved somewhat by disassembling it, lightly sanding the graphite disk that's inside with 320 grit or finer sandpaper on a flat surface, then adding more graphite powder or light grease before reassembling. That being said, I replaced the head with a small fluid head by Konova Photo.
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Overall 10
10

Works For What It's Intended To Do

Michael, B&H Photo
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this monopod and put a 701HDV head on it. The fluid pan at the base is superb and works well. NOTE: Some reviewers complain that the tilt is jerky at the base, and it is because it wasn't intended to tilt at the base. It was made to pan smoothly, which it does very well. I use the 701HDV head to do my tilts. You can adjust the tension of the tilt at the base, as that is what keeps the monopod standing on its own on the feet.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Manfrotto Quality

RC, B&H Photo
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I find the unit very easy to use, high quality construction and tough.Wishing I had bought a ball head for ease of changing from Landscape to Portrait aspect as I'm using it a lot for still photography.Not sure if a ball head is available for this unit.This is my second Manfrotto purchase and I would recommend them to anyone.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Need Ball Head For Stills
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Overall 10
10

Great if used properly

FPDima, B&H Photo
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great unit for quick set ups and steady video work. I use it with a Lumix GH2 and for 90% of my B-Roll shots it's all I use. But you must use it properly. This unit is NOT designed for tilting up and down - the fluid motion is ONLY available for side to side panning. If you try tilting up and down you will encounter sudden pops and jerks due to the ball that attaches to the feet at the bottom.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Smooth panning
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Overall 8
8.0

Light and Steady

Loplop, B&H Photo
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my fourth monopod and actually used it more than three times and think will continue to use. The only thing that slows me down is the tilt hinge which is on the right side and I intuitively want it on the left side.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Pleased but needs minor improvement

MS Boys State, B&H Photo
4 June 2013
  • Excerpt: We used this monopod to mount an iPod touch mount on to shoot videos. The monopod was exactly what we needed. The stand itself is very rigid and doesn't wiggle at all as some cheaper versions would. I highly recommend this product for quick breakdown and easy storage. The only problem we had with it was the socket joint at the bottom. While it had fluid motion, it was a little too fluid for our taste. You wanted to make sure you always keep a hand on it.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Unstable Socket Joint
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Overall 10
10

Useful tool!

Liza the Canon Enthusiast, B&H Photo
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this product when shooting short spoofs that my company produces. It's so much better than lugging a tripod everywhere - the next best thing to owning shoulder mount. I really appreciate the legs at the bottom helping me stable the camera even more. I just wished it could hold my camera in place! Overall, awesome. Great design.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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