Excerpt: I purchased this monopod because I already have a Manfrotto tripod. I like keeping my camera equipment the same. I picked the 680B because of it's maximum height. I don't want to bend down to look through my camera.
Excerpt: I just completed a 2-day birding trip and tested my new Manfrotto Compact Monopod. While the Model 680B seems heavy at first, it goes into action quickly and supported my Nikon D5300 and Sigma 150-500mm telephoto very well. This is the best monopod I've used.
Pros: Compact, Goes Into Action Quickly, Opens Quickly, Solid Locking Mechanism, Strong Construction, Tough Construction
Excerpt: I used this with a Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release mount and it is an excellent pairing. With the wrist strap secured around my wrist, I'm comfortable walking in the field not worrying if my gear is going to fall from the mount or by slipping from my hand.
Pros: Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this for sports photography. So far I love it. It can change heights easily. The 4 section allows it to close down to only 20" which is great for sitting at the events, yet it still reaches 5', plus more if I place my ball head on it. Which is plenty for my height.