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9.1 out of 10

Manfrotto 685B

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Overall 10
10

Great tool, easy to use

Rob the Media guy, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: We use this on our roving camera for video with a Panasonic HPX 250. It really helps us stabilize our shots and is easy to raise and lower without using two hands.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use
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Overall 10
10

It's a win

mtngirl, B&H Photo
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This was my first monopod, but I can't imagine not being able to alter the height one handed and on the go after using this monopod. It's a little longer than some, but it isn't heavy and think the trade off of the one handed mechanism is worth it.
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Overall 10
10

Best thing since sliced bread

Arlin, B&H Photo
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this monopod with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens. I shoot sports and theater, and I've had this monopod for several years. This lens, which weighs 3.5 pounds, has a tripod mount that will swivel, so I don't need a head on the monopod. When you rotate the lens from horizontal to vertical it drops the height of the viewfinder by several inches, so you have to either bend down to look through it or lower the monopod.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Height Adjustments
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Overall 8
8.0

Use it Daily

Frosty, B&H Photo
30 December 2013
  • Excerpt: As a Real Estate Photographer, my Manfrotto monopod is in my hand nearly every day. This is my second in three years - I wore the first one out. Biggest challenge is replacing the "foot" if you lose it (which can happen easily when tramping shooting landscape around up-scale homes or on large acreage). It costs a fortune to replace this part.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Has A Level, Level, Lightweight
  • Cons: Hard To Replace Parts
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Overall 8
8.0

Quick deploy

Friend of St. Joseph, B&H Photo
22 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Compared to my other Manfrotto monopod: + deploys quickly: much easier and faster than opening and closing three latches - feels slightly less substantial - the fully closed length is noticably longer Gotcha: arrives new with a thin film of grease/oil on the legs, which is annoying to get on your hands. I wiped all the oil off, and hope doing so does not affect the smoothness of telescoping over the years to come.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

So far so good!

Photos by Vicki, B&H Photo
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I use the NeoTec Monopod for action/ sports mostly with my 70-200 f/2.8 + 100-400mm. Because I have severe arthritis I needed a monopod that would be easy for me to use in one quick motion ( extend and contract). Having said that it's easy to contract but for the extension I use my feet to hold the monopod (with the new foot shield I purchased) at the base and use both hands for the grip to extend it. It's a bit cumbersome but I've gotten used to it.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

If it fails to lock, you're done

Goldy, B&H Photo
8 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought the 685B and, upon attempting to use it for the first time, I found that the lower extension tube would not lock in any extended position. I called Manfrotto and eventually got someone to call me back to discuss the problem. The upshot of the whole affair is that the equipment is UNREPAIRABLE for this problem. Once the "lower unit" is fully assembled it cannot be dis-assembled for repairs according to Manfrotto. This lack of repairability is a serious liability.
  • Pros: A Great Idea, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Lack Of Repairability
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Overall 10
10

Fast Action Monopod!

MaxColeFilms, B&H Photo
3 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This my second purchase of this Monopod, the first one is over four years old and still works great. This second one is for my second 7D and I really enjoy the rapid opening and closing action this monopod uses. I can step on the foot "spur" thing at the bottom and bring my camera to shooting height in seconds, no latches to unlock/lock, and it locks into place until you adjust with the handle.
  • Pros: Fast Action, High Quality
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Overall 10
10

Great Monopod

Jim E, B&H Photo
20 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This model was recommended at a seminar I attended. It is extremely well built and easy to adjust. It is a pleasure to use.
  • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Strap Length, High Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Danny, B&H Photo
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Very useful ,help to hold camera ,I have two of them .
  • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Strap Length, High Quality, Lightweight, Stylish
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