Manfrotto 679B Monopod

Manfrotto 679B is 3-Section Monopod that ideal for sports, action photography and videography, especially when using long zoom lenses. The tripod features a sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45° run, large 60 mm camera/head platform with plastic cover and dual 1/4” – 3/8” camera fixing screw. The Manfrotto 679B Monopod has maximum height of 61.8″ (157 cm), Folded Length 24.6″ (62.5 cm), Load Capacity 22 lb (10kg), and weighs 1.4 lb (0.7kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Manfrotto 679B Monopod User Reviews

Amazingly Strong and Light
“This monopod is absolutely the best. It’s amazingly strong and so light that I would even consider using it as a walking stick. I highly recommend getting this monopod. The screw mount can fit standard heads, but can also screw directly into the camera. I don’t know how to describe it, but the screen has an outter cover the receedes into the body if you try and put a camera on the top without using a separate head. Highly recommended.” – By Michael Wiacek
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Monopod and Walking Stick
“This is perfect for anyone needing a medium-weight monopod that can do double duty as a walking stick. Build quality is very good, although the strap connector busted on day 4 when I dropped it onto concrete. I wish they had used a steel connector rather than plastic.” – By Eric D. Brown
Rating: ★★★★★

Great monopod for the price
“I bought the 679B monopod and 324RC head for use with my Sony A200 and Tamron 70-200/2.8. The body/lens combo weighs about 4 pounds and the Manfrotto mono/head combo handles it very well. The monopod is very well built and quite sturdy. This monopod is well worth the price. “ – By Jeffery
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent photo essential
“You want to take your camera to the deepest canyon’s, muddiest trails, rockiest cliffs, and darkest forest. You don’t want an accessory that’s cheaply built, clumsy or cumbersome. You want to get intimate with your surroundings and you don’t want a monopod that’s going to slow you down. This affordable monopod is the best buy I’ve made in the last year. It’s rugged, compact, light and easy to set-up. It goes whereever I go and it’s made the shot for me in situations that I would’ve had to bypass a good photo cause the light was too low. I have more crystal clear images with good depth of field thanks to this product.” – By gypsygirl
Rating: ★★★★★

Justifiably good reviews
“I’ve just returned from a vacation that provided an excellent test and the results blew me away. The Manfrotto provides a rock solid base for my digital SLR, giving me some of the best distance photos I’ve ever taken; without sacrificing comfort for utility. I could quickly extend the sections and then release the pod back into walking mode with minimal effort. It’s weight was never a problem, nor did it ever even hint at being cumbersome.” – By Michael Meredith
Rating: ★★★★★

mono me
“I’ve been using this Manfrotto 679B monopod for about three months and it is great! It is durable,fast,and light.It also doubles as a walking stick. To increase it’s utility by a considerable amount be sure to get a swival head for the top of the pod, this will allow you to move the camera along the four axis (E,W,N,S)as well as go horizontal or vertical with the camera. I took my swival head off my tripod and use it on the mono pod works great. This is an essential product if you like sharp images, or If you use a polarizer and or a tele lens.” – By Scottso
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Tripod for the Price
“I purchased the Manfrotto 679B Monopod to take sports with a 80-200mm f/2.8 and a 100-300mm f/4 lens which can not only get heavy after a while, but can also be tough to hold still. The Tripod works exactly as it should and is very well made. I had no problems with the tripod and it served its purpose well. “ – By Joe Avallone
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Monopod
“Just returned from a 2-week vacation to the Smoky Mountain Nat’l Park and used my monopod extensively. I was very happy with its performance. Would highly recommend getting a mini ballhead for it, though. “ – By Judy Bug
Rating: ★★★★★

the best monopod
“As others have said, this is a great monopod. You may be wondering what the difference is between this, the 679, and another model a lot like it, the 680. I have both and I much prefer the 679. The 680’s main feature is that its minimum length (i.e. fully collapsed) is less than the 679. However, you give up something for this increased portability – the 680 is fatter and heavier than the 679, and the extra section makes it slower to deploy. For most uses, it really doesn’t matter how long the monopod is when it’s collapsed, so unless you need it to fit in a travel bag or backpack, you are better off with the 679. I’d also recommend getting the Manfrotto 234RC Monopod Head for use with any monopod. “ – By rah101
Rating: ★★★★★

“Great monopod. Sturdy and well made. I put my D90 with 70-200 2.8 vr on it with no trouble. My one slightly negative comment is that the hand strap does not stay secured. Not a huge deal since I don’t like using them anyway.” – By P2
Rating: ★★★★★

Delivers as expected
“After reading several reviews before purchase, the product performs as expected. Compact size for transport. Light weight. Have used primarily for shooting sporting events and have seen a marked improvement in shooting action shots over a hand held camera. Does the job for a very reasonable price.” – By Roger Lanham
Rating: ★★★★☆

High quality, high value
“I purchased this monopod in hopes it could replace my tripod in most situations. I hated carrying a big, bulky tripod that was such a pain to deploy and use. The monopod fits the bill perfectly, allowing me to take low-light pictures. The monopod is small enough to take with you almost anywhere. It is very fast to deploy and easy to walk with.” – By D. Deavours
Rating: ★★★★★

Great monopod & inexpensive
“I’m using the 679b with a Manfrotto 234RC Monopod Head Quick Release to hold a Nikon 200-400 f/4 vr lens on a D300 body. It’s worked out perfectly for both my pro sports shoots (MLS) and for hummingbird photos. The only drawback is the screw adjuster that clips onto the monopod. It’s easy to knock off, and right now it’s someplace in one of my camera bags. I hope I can find it. Of course, the monopod’s not suitable for long exposures with this lens/body setup. Compared to the other monopods twice its price, it’s really a bargain. I see many other photographers using them at the games. So save your money and buy some more memory cards.” – By GarageBoy
Rating: ★★★★★

Extremely Pleased with this Monopod
“I bought this monopod thinking that I’d use it occasionally for tight shooting situations with my Panasonic HDC-TM700K. I love its lightweight and great construction so much that I use it more than my tripod. It is absolutely perfect for multi-location shoots over the course of the day. Plus, it’s great that is works as a walking stick and a self-defense weapon (I’m joking about that last part). I highly recommend this monopod and will buy a tripod from this company as soon as I can afford it.” – By R. Padilla
Rating: ★★★★★

A tank indeed
“One of the reviews rated this as built like a tank. Well I weigh 278 and put my whole weight on it when it was fully extended and I may have been trying to compress a concrete post. Recently I got a 26x Zoom Digital camera and do not trust it to a walking stick monopod I have and tripods are a pain. Well this will fit the need nicely. Also it will double as a walking stick which is helpful when you traipsing around wooded areas. I am looking forward to sharper photos. I also recommend getting one of the several quick release mounts available.” – By RoyBlaze
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Manfrotto 679B Monopod Features & Specifications

The Manfrotto 679B Three Section Monopod is ideal for sports, action photography and videography, especially when using long zoom lenses. This monopod weighs only 1.4 lb (0.7kg) and folds down to 24.6″ (62.5 cm) for easy transport. The 679B features a sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45 degree run, a large 60mm camera/head platform with plastic cover and a dual 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16 camera fixing screw.

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