Excerpt: Good sturdy monopod. Can support a lot of weight, and can be used to lift high up in the air and not bend or flex. Having tilt mount would be nice for some, but that can be ordered separately. This is slightly big and heavier than most monopods, so if you want a compact monopod, this isn't the one for you.
Excerpt: It's a bit heavy and a bit long, but, it's very strong. This pole will support just about anything you put on it. Well made. Because it only has three sections, it's quick to setup and adjust, but, when collapsed it's a bit long.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quick To Setup, Very Strong
Excerpt: if you're looking for a strong, efficient monopod to use outdoors then look no further than the 681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod by Manfrotto. it's truly a gem. the ease for which you can add/ remove your gear from the head platform is a true blessing. the monopod's height is adjustable to a small statured person or is accomadating to someone who is 6ft. it can hold up to 26.46 pounds which is great for those who need to use a camera of heavier weight.
Excerpt: I use this Manfrotto 681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod to shoot high school and college sports, and for weddings as it gets very tiresome after 6 or 8 hours lugging my camera around. I have used a competitors product for many years and thought it was heavy duty. NOT! I own a Manfrotto tripod and was hoping I would get the same quality and durability as my tripod. I was wrong! This is WAY better. It's heavy and very sturdy.
Excerpt: I spend most of my photo time in the field (mountains & plains). I was looking for ruggedness along with good locking control on the monopod. I found it with this product. Fits easily onto my pack (not too heavy)when getting to the area where I want shoot . My ball head and quick releases integrate well. The monopod handles my biggest lens easly.
Excerpt: I am a sports shooter so I use this with my Sigma 120-300mm lens and sometimes with an extender and the Manfrotto 681B Monopod is a secure way to mount this rig. Easy to operate and plenty tall for me at 5'10". My only concern is I like to shoot from low to the action and even fully collapsed it is a little too tall.
Excerpt: I've just started using this, but it is really made well and is very sturdy. I am using it with a 500mm for birding, so I do need to put a head on it, because you can't tilt up without that. But it's easy to carry and quality is great.