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Manfrotto-679b.33058244
9.0 out of 10

Manfrotto 679B

Three section Monopod featuring sure rubber grip, wrist carrying Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 679B

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Overall 6
6.0

Good first Monopod. unseen flaws.

AVC, B&H Photo
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I accidentally bought 2 of these monopods and I'm glad I made that mistake. Primarily used on 7D w/h grip + 300mm 2.8 (aprox 8lbs pay load). Other uses for high angled wide shots. I'm 6'2" and its a good hight for me. I've used it with a 400mm 2.8 versions 1 (is) + 2, 500mm 4.0 II and 600mm 4.0 II.
  • Pros: Compact
  • Cons: Unstable Joints, Weak Clamps
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Overall 6
6.0

You get what you pay for

Tomasz, B&H Photo
21 August 2013
  • Excerpt: For the price and simplicity, this monopod is good. Having said that, there is nothing special about it at all. I work with a 5D Mk3 and C100 and when I took this out for run and gun job, it felt very cheap to me. Well it is, but inexpensive things don't always feel so flimsy. I also have a Manfrotto 561BDHV-1 and even though it's much pricier, it really operates better and I'm able to get a little more creative.
  • Pros: Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Unstable, Unstable Joints
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Overall 6
6.0

Not too bad, not too great.

deerposse, B&H Photo
8 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this model because of the price point. It's sturdy and easy to extend. BUT, the dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 camera fixing screw is awful. Because it's retractable, You have to put pressure on your camera, as you rotate the screw up into the body. I shoot video on a 5DMKII with a Pro Z-Finder 2.5X, and I've had a hard time attaching the gorilla plate to the head. It helps with rolling shutter, as long as you're stable (work on those biceps at the gym).
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice!

Divchief07, B&H Photo
31 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I'll give it a 3 star rating for now since I haven't used it too much. It is strong and the handle is great as is the wrist strap.
  • Pros: Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Just as described

TomThumb, Adorama
26 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Well constructed.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: A little long
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Overall 6
6.0

maybe it was me

Hammer, B&H Photo
8 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I had hoped to take night shots without carrying a heavy tripod. It turns out that yes it was lighter but I got better shots going hand held. maybe it was me not being used to the monopod.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 6
6.0

One leg to stand on

artsiemomma, B&H Photo
14 March 2010
  • Excerpt: light weight monopod, easy to clip on and off camera
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

The standard monopod

KeepAustinUgly, B&H Photo
17 September 2009
  • Excerpt: I knew I swore I'd never buy another Manfrotto product after my last monopod fell apart piece by piece, but they're still such a good value its hard to not buy them. The 679B is a no frills, standard monopod that doesn't let you down. Its very light, and the clamps lock tight. Its not going to turn anyone's head, but its a monopod; who cares?
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed on this one

KeepAustinUgly, B&H Photo
22 February 2009
  • Excerpt: A well priced monopod that extends quickly and locks into place assuredly. However, I lost the bottom rubber stopper, fell off while getting into an elevator and went down the crack between the car and door. Getting a replacement from Bogen has proved impossible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good product

Chris, B&H Photo
9 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The monopod is strong and light. I don't like that is too hard to extend the leg.
  • Pros: Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged
  • Cons: Difficult To Adjust
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