Excerpt: I've used this for about 2 weeks now and really like it! It's solid construction and locks make it a solid base for on the move photos. I've used it at several events that a tripod just wouldn't be safe. The top screw is ingenious!
Excerpt: This is the second 680B I have purchased. This is ideal for photographers working in Theatre and Performance Photography It allows you to put the base on the theatre seat so you are not sitting hunched over. allows you to get comfortable Fantastic to use
Excerpt: In my work as a professional (primarily wedding) videographer, sometimes I need a tripod, sometimes I need a monopod. But one thing that is a "must have" is a head on the monopod that is compatible with the quick release plate on my tripod head.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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