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. It is sturdy and yet light weight. I would love if it had come with a neck strap instead of a hand strap for extra precautions.
Excerpt: A perfect solution to using a medium zoom 70-200mm 2.8 or 180 2.8 in low light situations. Used primarily theater photography of ballet. The need for speed and focus demand a sturdy and non intrusive monopod and this serves me well.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Great Picture Quality, Stagle Base
Excerpt: I would highly recommend this monopod along with the optional 234RC swivel head. This is a sturdy, professional quality item and is great in those situations where a tripod is not feasible. The monopod is especially nice with my long telephoto lenses. The greater the zoom, the shakier the camera. This unit is also strong enough to double as a walking stick when you are on a photography hike. I just wish it came with a carrying case.
Excerpt: I purchased the Manfrotto Compact Monopod 680B to supplement my 685B Neotech basically for two reasons. First, I wanted something that allowed me to go lower and also something that was shorter so that it could be attached to my camera bag and be less awkward once attached than the 29+ inch 685B. I will continue to use the 685B for events, but I do prefer the 680B for Outdoors, some Macro work (like flowers) and for its ability to allow me to go lower.