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Jun 29, 2009 21:28 |  #1

I have tried the Manfrotto 680 and 681 in store and seem too heavy duty and bulky for my usage. What is a more compact one?


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Jun 29, 2009 22:01 |  #2

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I have tried the Manfrotto 680 and 681 in store and seem too heavy duty and bulky for my usage. What is a more compact one?

i've owned a few and this one is by far my favorite....http://cgi.ebay.com …ainQ5f0QQsaleno​tsupported (external link)

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Jun 30, 2009 02:34 |  #3

Benro Carbon Fiber monopods I guess. They're cheaper as well.


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Jun 30, 2009 06:54 |  #4

Manfrotto 679B......it holds my 30D + 100-400 with no problem.


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Jun 30, 2009 09:32 |  #5

I think I am going to go with the Manfrotto 676B


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Jun 30, 2009 09:52 |  #6

k4show wrote in post #8200222 (external link)
I think I am going to go with the Manfrotto 676B

i've owned it and it's a good one. the reason i moved to the benro was because it's more compact.

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Jun 30, 2009 11:37 |  #7

ed rader wrote in post #8197792 (external link)
i've owned a few and this one is by far my favorite....http://cgi.ebay.com …ainQ5f0QQsaleno​tsupported (external link)

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Jul 01, 2009 14:38 |  #8

Feisol makes some inexpensive carbon fiber monopods, too. I have the smaller one, but I haven't used it enough to give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.


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Jul 10, 2009 10:31 |  #9

does the Manfrotto 676B work with any head? i have 2 heads already. one that came with my slik pro ez tripod and also my manfrotto 488rc2. both quick release.


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Jul 11, 2009 14:01 |  #10

Any monopod will take a head. The real question is why would you want to put a head on a monopod?




  
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Jul 11, 2009 14:14 |  #11

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Any monopod will take a head. The real question is why would you want to put a head on a monopod?

i use a tilt head on my monopods... but never a ballhead...because it gives me the full range of motion that i need.

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Jul 12, 2009 09:17 |  #12

ed rader wrote in post #8263270 (external link)
i use a tilt head on my monopods... but never a ballhead...because it gives me the full range of motion that i need.

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I used the Manfrotto 3232 (234) for several years and found it inadequate. I now have the RRS MH-01 and it doesn't get any better than that. http://reallyrightstuf​f.com/tripods/04.html (external link)




  
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Jul 12, 2009 09:33 as a reply to  @ NYPhotog's post |  #13

"Any monopod will take a head. The real question is why would you want to put a head on a monopod"?

It's very dependent on the individual. I cannot imagine using mine for motorsport without an adjustable head of some kind.


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Jul 12, 2009 09:42 |  #14

I use a Velbon Pro Pod 8 with an Arca Swiss quick release plate, a ball head would not work with a 500mm lens mounted


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Jul 12, 2009 11:39 |  #15

NYPhotog wrote in post #8266678 (external link)
I used the Manfrotto 3232 (234) for several years and found it inadequate. I now have the RRS MH-01 and it doesn't get any better than that. http://reallyrightstuf​f.com/tripods/04.html (external link)

been there......

my biggest lens is the 100-400L. i use the manfrotto 234 with RRS flip release. i previously owned the RRS monopod head with RRS flip release but i prefer the manfrotto tilt.

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