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Giottos MM 8680 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 33 lbs (15 kg)

B&H # GIMPCF671 Mfr # MM8680
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The Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a 6-section monopod made of high-strength carbon fiber tubing commonly used in aerospace engineering. It yields exceptional stability for its weight. The carbon fiber used for these legs is made from twelve layers, and the spiral grain is visible on the surface, giving it it's high-tech look.

This monopod features anti-twist leg sections with rubber twist leg locks, a neoprene leg grip for all-weather use, and a large rubber leveling foot.

Leg diameter
36mm leg diameter for added stability.
Safety features
Anti-twist screws for extra security when a head is attached, non-slip foam rubber coating on upper section.
Includes Tool Kit
The toolbox includes different sizes of allen wrenches, hex wrench, screw driver and extended tube for leverage.
Maximum Height 71.6" (181.8 cm)
Folded Length 19.9" (50.5 cm)
Load Capacity 33 lbs (15 kg)
Sections 6
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 1.6 lb (610 g)
Giottos MM 8680 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 33 lbs (15 kg)
  • Hand Strap
  • Tool Kit
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easily adjusted (3)
    • Locks in tight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Sports/action (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Just what I was looking for!

      By Jojob

      from long Island, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        I've been looking for a mono pod for some time now, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money, and I need one to hold my 400 2.8 and 1d iv, and boy did I find one! The build is unbelievable, light weight, and is very compact once retracted. The rubber foot at the bottom gives you great support, and it makes it easy to keep still. The legs lock smooth and fast. You won't be upset when you get this....

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ALMOST PERFECT!!

        By Joey Morelli

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Top section sticky
        • Weak rubber foot

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        The top section of the monopod is very difficult to extend...and the rubber foot feels like it will break off any minute...but it's a great unit. Light weight and sturdy at the same time. VERY well made.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good quality and good value

        By Paul

        from Nairobi, Kenya

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good for carry-on
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fast and easy to use
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

          I will use this lens for wildlife photography in Africa.

          Short enough for carry-on light aircraft.

          Strong enough to support heavy lenses

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          5.0

          Decent value for the money.

          By Fotolooney

          from Spearfish, SD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            I have had good success using this monopod with image stabilized canon telephoto lenses when wind wouldn't allow use of the lenses alone.

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            4.0

            Light, tall, steady

            By bobr

            from houston, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • TALL

            Cons

            • Slippage in collars

            Best Uses

            • Bird Photography
            • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            I am six foot six. This monopod puts the camera comfortably at my eye level without feeling wobbly. I use it for nature photography with my Nikon D3X. I've found that the D3X produces so much resolution, that a monopod really helps. Even the slightest shake becomes visible in 25 megapixel shots. I just wish the collars locked a little tighter. Sometimes, when I think they are tight, I feel the sections slowly collapsing while I'm shooting.

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            5.0

            Heavy duty but lightweight

            By Roto Studio

            from Dublin, Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                I use this for all-purpose video and still photography, mainly outdoors, often when traveling by plane. It packs small, yet holds anything I can put on it. Very lightweight. Replaces an old friend that finally succumbed to corrosion, so I'm thinking the carbon fiber should resist that better. Multiple segments means more work to fully extend and collapse, but this trade-off is well worth the other advantages for me. I don't mind spending a few bucks more for something I can use with any future gear. A good value.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This is it...

                By George Wii

                from Denver, Co

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Special Events
                  • Sports
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                  I use this product, on field and on my work photograph. Which is taking pictures on events with low light. It's very practical and the thing that I wanted, which is that the monopod is very high.
                  The price is a bit high but, when U need a tool, you just need it.
                  I think is something that any photographer need to have.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Would gladly buy it again

                  By Irbald

                  from Salem, CT

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Rugged
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Events
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                    Use the monopod to steady shaking from hands, rest arms for a long shooting time with heavy camera/lens combo, in situations where a tripod would be too awkward to carry around set up.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Macman

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Lightweight
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports

                      Comments about Giottos MM 8680 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                      I bought this monopod strictly for its expansion height. It works great, collapes to a very compact size and is extremely lightweight.

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