Excerpt: The Manfrotto 681B is an extremely sturdy monopod. I use it for off-camera lighting. I mount a flash, a trigger and umbrella on it without any problems. The three sections make it the perfect height for any monopod. The flip-lock levers are very comfortable and strong, as is the padded grip.
Excerpt: I use this monopod with a Sigma150-500mm to shoot wildlife. It is very stable and easy to use. The flip-lock levers make it an easy, quick setup. I love the padded grip, it makes it more comfortable to carry thru the fields and woods. Very happy with the purchase.
Excerpt: This is a sturdy, well balanced monopod, quite capable of holding a DSLR and heavy lens combo. It has a nice large platform for the camera or lens to rest on, and the legs go down and lock nicely.
Excerpt: This Monopod is solid from top to bottom. The locking mechanisms close tightly and there is no slipping when I have my Canon 7d and 70-200mm on it. It is very sturdy and supports the weight of my camera and lens just fine. I would recommend this to anyone.