Excerpt: These legs fold up and store inside a monopod. I use the 681 monopod with the folding base to support an additional strobe. When using this setup with a camera it is easier to stabilize while holding it. While the legs are in storage, they tend to rattle, I will have to think of a way to quiet them. It does add a tiny bit of weight to the monopod. It is a good accessory if you need a strobe stand or more stability with your monopod.
Excerpt: I received the 678 folding base for my 680 monopod today. The first problem was removing the original rubber foot without scratching or marking the monopod leg. I used a small vise with protected jaws. To do the same set the jaws for a width slightly wider than the leg, place the rubber foot outside the jaws and pull gently. It will come right off. Then placing the metal sleeve over the monopod leg was the next challenge.
Excerpt: Easy to install on my monopod by following the instructions that came with the unit. The hardest thing was removing the rubber tip on the monopod itself but a pair of channel locks did the trick.
Excerpt: The base is perfect if you want to stand the monopod up. It is very sturdy. Nice how you can fold the feet up into it so it will fit in a small tripod bag, Only negitive thing about it's heavy because it is made of steel. Maybe they could make it out of aluminum?
Excerpt: Slide several inches of thin wall heat shrink tubing on the three legs and fire up the Heatgun or Hairdryer will work and Viola no more Rattles. Supports a 300 f 2.8 on a NEX 7 I use it with a 3249 Monopod and Gimbal head... Out Standing .
Excerpt: I mostly shoot weddings and got this item for those up close detail shots on in-adamant objects. I wanted something to keep my camera stable when I let go of it to help get me shots that were less shaky then if I were holding the camera.