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Manfrotto-560b.11220574
9.1 out of 10

Manfrotto 560B

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

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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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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time.

Zach, B&H Photo
9 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This monopod is terrible. The ball joint at the base is super sticky. I used it once and returned it the next day. Luckily BH is a great company with a great return policy. In addition to a terrible base, the head is worthless. Don't waste your time.
  • Cons: Unstable, Unstable Joints, Weak Clamps
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Overall 10
10

sweet gear

claire in sc, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Love this thing! So easy to use and Light! keeps me from getting so tired when shooting at long time. Keeps steady hand as well as moving smootly and easily at the base. Altough I bought it for my dslr, I find shooting with my video camera very comfortable and panning is a breeze. I did replace the head , however, with a manfrotto 496rc2 head, but that is a personal preference.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Whitetail Freaks, B&H Photo
10 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Great product....definitetly recommend. Lightweight and portable.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

great product

Carlye, B&H Photo
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this monopod for both stills and video.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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