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Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release

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Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max. Height: 62.6"
  • Folded Length: 25.6"
  • Weight: 2.38 lb
  • Quick Release with Sliding Camera Plate
  • Padded Handle and Wrist Strap

The Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release is a light and compact 3-section monopod featuring flip lock levers, and an included sliding camera plate to adjust the camera's center. Ideal for use with video cameras, The 558B can be used to a maximum height of 62.6", folds to 25.6" and weighs 2.38 lb.

Material Aluminum
Load Capacity 17.64 lb (8.00 kg)
Maximum Height 62.6" (159.0 cm)
Folded Length 25.6" (65.0 cm)
Sections 3
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Tube Diameters 29.4, 25.0, 20.0 mm
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Feet Single, wide rubber suction cup foot
Quick Release Yes with 501PL sliding camera plate
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 2.38 lb (1.08 kg)
Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release
  • 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension
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    Manfrotto558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release
     
    4.7

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (23)
    • Opens quickly (23)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Compact (22)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (20)
      • Travel (15)
      • Weddings (15)
      • Sports/action (13)
      • Landscape/scenery (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      For Interchangeable Support System

      Solid/light Monopod for intrchageable support. Reasons I bought this:

      1 Manfrotto
      2 Light with support load of 17.6 pounds
      3 Includes the Manfrotto 577 - Quick release plate which...Read complete review

      Solid/light Monopod for intrchageable support. Reasons I bought this:

      1 Manfrotto
      2 Light with support load of 17.6 pounds
      3 Includes the Manfrotto 577 - Quick release plate which is removeable
      4 Build on a diverse support system based on the 577 QR

      I just bought a Manfrotto Hi hat with 100mm half ball. At first I thought I would just switch plates between the Hi Hat and monopod but that's not really quick release. I will be getting the Manfrotto CF 535 tripod with a 75mm half ball and a Manfrotto 229 3D Super-Pro Head. The 535 tripod will support a heavy load and I plan to use it for HDSLR purposes in addition to photograpy. The monopod and hi hat will also support the heavier loads.

      With these 3 support systems, I figured I buy 2 more 577 QR plates and switch the 229 heads between the 3 as I need.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does what it needs to do

      I use this monopod almost every time I shoot and need to be somewhat mobile. It works perfectly. I mean, it's a monopod, it's basically a stick, so it's a hard design...Read complete review

      I use this monopod almost every time I shoot and need to be somewhat mobile. It works perfectly. I mean, it's a monopod, it's basically a stick, so it's a hard design to mess up.

      There is one flaw that I noticed. The rubber shoe at the bottom pops off easily. This bugs me because sometimes I keep the monopod short and rest it on my belt or upper thigh for stability and the rubber thing comes off pretty frequently.

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      4.0

      Solid monopod

      By Roustabout

      from Chicago

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

        We haven't tested the product yet but it looks solid and what we expected.

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        5.0

        video monopod

        By adamski

        from st. Paul, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

          I've used monads before, and they all work about the same. This one has foot that pivots to stand flat on most surfaces. The 501 plate is the reason I bought this one. With it I can easily jump between the monopod and tripods. I bought it specifically to be used with the 70-200 2.8 IS lens and it worked great.

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          5.0

          Perfect for Travel and Sports

          By bullfrog

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

            I bought this monopod basically for two reasons: its size and light weight. I'm headed to Europe and it easily fits into my suitcase. Secondly, I have other tripod equipment that use the slide-plate-design head; camera bodies and lenses can be changed quickly. Now if there was only an attachable umbrella holder for taking travel or sports pictures while it's raining.

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            5.0

            Just what I expected

            By Coogs Sports Net

            from La Marque, Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

              Perfect for that quick steady shot for sporting events when you're constantly moving.

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              4.0

              Hang on to the rubber boot!

              By Paul

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                    Great monopod but under run and gun situations you'll eventually lose the rubber boot. I would suggest buying a spare (if you still can) or wrapping the plastic ball with teflon tape to keep the boot from slipping off so easily.

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                    5.0

                    Very good the best in the biz!

                    By VA Garcia

                    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast easy operation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Not as stable as a tripod

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                    This affordable and durable peice of equiment makes life so easy to film long events on your feet. Is easy to use and fast to adjust. It carries all the weight of my rig all day long.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for travelling

                    By Tom

                    from Montréal, Québec, Canada

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                      Just perfect

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                      5.0

                      "Don't judge a book by its cover"

                      By Jonari

                      from Greensboro,NC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Opens Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                          "Don't judge a book by its cover"

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                          4.0

                          good, simple, light, inexpensive monopod

                          By Mad Data Mike

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                            I use this for photo & video with a 7D. Great price and it's excellent for steadying my shot on the go. For run and gun in a tight spot this is perfect.

                            Only reason it's not 5 stars is that one of the extensions catches slightly when extending for some reason. So you have to pull on it for it to fully extend.

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                            4.0

                            Sturdy, Quality Monopod

                            By drumhedz

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                              Well-designed, quality Manfrotto product. This is a good camera support option for tight places, or when you don't feel like lugging around a pro tripod. The only complaint I have is with the non-standard Q.R. plate, I need to change it out every time before I use my Panasonic HMC-150 with my Libec LS-38 tripod. Other than that, a very nice piece of gear.

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                              5.0

                              Great Monopod. Plate is a Plus!

                              By Numbsight

                              from De Pere, WI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                This monopod is great for shooting dslr video. whether its over head shots, over the should shots, or cool vertical rise shots. I plan on using it for photography as well in low lighting situations. The only things a little weird was when you loosened the clamps the shafts seemed a little loose for my liking, but it is solid when they are clamped.

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                                5.0

                                Monopod for video = a giant WIN

                                By Deep Focus Pictures

                                from Lancaster, PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                  I entertained the thought of using a monopod for video years ago but never actually tried it. Recently I have been hearing more and more people using them and finding myself in more and more situations where I could use one. Let me just say, it is way more than I ever thought it would be!

                                  This monopod is so quick and easy, there is no reason NOT to use it. At just over $100 bucks it's basically paid for itself as soon as you open the box. I have also mounted a fluid head to mine and find it is helpful to brace it against my belt and use as a body brace, hold it up above a crowd as an extension pole, and even create a small crane or even slide (peek) effect by just tilting it from behind an object.

                                  I shot with this just once as of this writing and it literally never came off the camera . I WILL be buying another. Amazing, quality, versatile, incredible. BUY ONE!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for shooting video with HDSLR

                                  By BCI

                                  from Austin TX

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                    Great for shooting video with HDSLR.
                                    Solid and feels good in the hand, just add a ball head to it and you have a perfect setup.

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                                    4.0

                                    Would buy again

                                    By tom the cat

                                    from Charleston sc

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                      Its good because it works good. easy to use. strong but pretty light.

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                                      5.0

                                      Solid monopod

                                      By Crime Scene Photography

                                      from Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Opens Quickly
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                        I have used this support for sports photography with longer lenses. It can double as a flash support for some crime scene photography (three dimensional impressions - ie: footwear or tire impressions) where varying the angle of the off-camera flash is beneficial. This keeps the flash far enough away so that the subject is evenly exposed. Solid feel and the wide rubber foot adds stability. I have removed the quick release head as I am not using it for videoography right now.

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                                        4.0

                                        Very Strong

                                        By Testerman Media

                                        from Eugene, OR

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                          Very sturdy monopod. It's light and easy to travel with. Extends to 6 feet tall as well. I wish it had a tilting head though.

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                                          5.0

                                          Absolutely fantastic!

                                          By Reel Grrls

                                          from Seattle, WA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Opens Quickly
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Travel
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                            Best monopod for the price that I have found. Love the swiveling base and the sturdy construction. The wrist strap and sliding quick release plate make this item infinitely useful. Love it!!

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                                            5.0

                                            For Interchangeable Support System

                                            By Steve

                                            from Robbinsville, NJ

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Opens Quickly
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Shots
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Travel
                                              • Video
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                              Solid/light Monopod for intrchageable support. Reasons I bought this:

                                              1 Manfrotto
                                              2 Light with support load of 17.6 pounds
                                              3 Includes the Manfrotto 577 - Quick release plate which is removeable
                                              4 Build on a diverse support system based on the 577 QR

                                              I just bought a Manfrotto Hi hat with 100mm half ball. At first I thought I would just switch plates between the Hi Hat and monopod but that's not really quick release. I will be getting the Manfrotto CF 535 tripod with a 75mm half ball and a Manfrotto 229 3D Super-Pro Head. The 535 tripod will support a heavy load and I plan to use it for HDSLR purposes in addition to photograpy. The monopod and hi hat will also support the heavier loads.

                                              With these 3 support systems, I figured I buy 2 more 577 QR plates and switch the 229 heads between the 3 as I need.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              shhhh

                                              By Reaching Roots

                                              from Phoenicia, NY

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Weddings/Events

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                                  I am a wedding videographer and the monopod is my best friend. I don't know why this monopod comes assemmbled with the release lever in a position that forces it to rub up against the bottom of your camera when you attempt to lock it, but you can and should use the Alan Wrench that comes with the mononpod to fix that in under a minute. Once that is taken care of, you have a monopod that is quiet (no rattling legs hidden in the base) and secure. I have no fear when I'm hanging my XHA-1 over the heads of dancing guests. And there is no need for me to switch plates should I choose to put my camera onto my bogan/monfrotto tripod.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great [...] price

                                                  By Jim Ratliff

                                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Video
                                                    • Weddings/Events

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 558B Aluminum Video Monopod with 577 Quick Release:

                                                    [...]We use the Manfrotto monopods and tripods to film weddings, mitzvahs, and special events. Always superior products.

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