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Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs

B&H # MA682B Mfr # 682B
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Product Highlights
  • Optional Ball/Pan/Fluid Heads
  • 3 Section Monopod
  • Retractable Stabilizing Legs
  • Maximum Height: 67.7"
  • Folded Length: 27"
  • Supports 26.4 lb
  • Weighs 2.5 lb
  • Soft Grip, Wrist Strap

The Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs is a three-section monopod featuring three retractable legs, padded grip, wrist strap, quick action leg locks and a head platform with a dual 1/4-20" - 3/8"-16 camera screw. It can support very large camera and lens combinations up to 26.4 lb (12 kg).

Material of Construction Black anodized aluminum alloy
Maximum Height 67.7" (172 cm)
Folded Length 27.17" (69 cm)
Load Capacity 26.46 lb (12 kg)
Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock levers
Leg Tube Diameters 35.4, 29.5, 25 mm
Leg Cross Section Round
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 with 3/8"-16 retractable screw
Weight 2.54 lb (1.15 kg)
Head Optional
Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs
  • Wrist Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Registering Online
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    Manfrotto682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs
     
    4.5

    (based on 123 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (91)
    • Opens quickly (71)
    • Compact (58)
    • Lightweight (44)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

    • Unstable (9)
    • Heavy (8)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (55)
    • Sports/action (51)
    • Landscape/scenery (41)
    • Night shots (37)
    • Video (33)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (33), Pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (9), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (76)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Decent but with A LOT OF issues

    This is a very useful device. It is more stable than it looks because it looks extremely flimsy. It literally will shake like crazy. The camera will auto shut down before the shaking...Read complete review

    This is a very useful device. It is more stable than it looks because it looks extremely flimsy. It literally will shake like crazy. The camera will auto shut down before the shaking dies down. This is not a Tripod Replacement, you would have to use Remote only and not change any settings to use this for sensitive applications (like Long Exposures), because any movement will cause massive shaking again. However it has served me well for 5D2 videos (perfect with IS lenses...there is virtually zero shake), and also for group photos (especially for when I want to be in them), and also for overhead shots (though any monopod can do this)

    I have it as a Tripod Replacement because I do a lot of Event and Wedding Photography and Tripods are far too large and bulky whereas this one can fit into the tight spaces.

    The biggest issues with this thing are three fold:
    - Safety Issues. The Spikes are not super sharp, but they can obviously injure. This item is a bit dangerous to use especially in very packed locations (potential to jab someone), or when people are walking back and forth they might trip.
    - Very heavy. This is very heavy for a Monopod. You will hate carrying this thing around.
    - Very Slow to extend or retract legs, because you literally have to unscrew the bottom, and then rescrew it onto the legs (and vice versa to take it off). It is an absolute nightmare trying to put on the legs when you have a heavy camera loaded on it...basically it ain't gonna happen easily.

    It would have been nice if they included a padded bag because when you carry it people think you have a gun or something (and again because it's metal and heavy there's the injury risk)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not that portable

    the extended legs are sturdy BUT they rattle loudly when inside the monopod. Manfrotto should have padded the inside tube with rubber so the loose metal legs does not keep banging against the metal...Read complete review

    the extended legs are sturdy BUT they rattle loudly when inside the monopod. Manfrotto should have padded the inside tube with rubber so the loose metal legs does not keep banging against the metal tube. Unit is much too heavy and too long to be hanging from your hip, and if I had to lug it around strapped to a bag or shoulder strap, might as well get a small tripod. I returned this and got the Manfrotto 680B + 678 legs. 20 inches versus 27.1 inches between these two models. That is much more portable.

    This would have been a genius invention if Manfrotto made one of the three legs half as long and twice as wide, and legs perpendicular to the stand. That way it can be used as either a standing monopod with all three legs extended, or it can be used with just one fatty leg extended as a step-on support, so you can stomp on it with your foot for support and fast entension of the stand column, and also fast relocation from place to place.

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    5.0

    Great addition to my equipment

    By RAW Girl

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

    I read through many reviews as I always do before making any kind of purchase and I'm very satisfied with the build and quality of this monopod. Easy to use, although some complain about the time needed to attach the legs.This is not an issue for me as I can easily detach the bottom screw and reassemble with legs out while I'm walking to where I'll be shooting. I don't do sports or event photography where spaces are tight or in situations where i dont have time to adjust legs. I paired this monopod with a manfrotto 234rc tilt head and I am fully comfortable knowing the stability of it holding my d800 with battery grip, 70-200 f2.8 lens, and sb700 and walking away without worrying about my equipment falling. This is NOT a tripod and should not be used for the intentions of it being so, however, it does hold up in my opinion, to being a great design and quality for the type of photography I use it for and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a monopod with the option of having legs for a little more stability.

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Daniel

    from St Simons Island, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient Feet
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

      The Manfrotto monopod with extendable feet is perfect for my needs. It adds that additional amount of stability that is needed for steady video. I really like the fact that it can support my camera without being held on to. Great Product

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      5.0

      Buy this before a Tripod

      By Standing in one place

      from Maryland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Allen Wrench Good To Have

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

      Self standing mono-pod is like a tripod. You still need to hold on to everything, but that extra stability when you are not allowed to use a tripod for whatever reason this is great. Same for video users, but their is a specific self standing mono-pod for video, this is for still needs.

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      5.0

      great monopod

      By WR the cameraman

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

        This is a life saver for small cameras. I use it with my GH4. very well made.

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        4.0

        Upstanding Citizen

        By lundegaard

        from The Mighty Hudson Valley, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Not Exactly Run Gun

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

        I've been a big fan of Manfrotto since they were Bogen and this beefy mono-pod is a welcome addition to my tool set. The ability to (briefly) stand it up loaded due to the mini-lags in the foot is a BIG benifit for somebody who changes glass as much as I do. She's not a fast set up on the run with a 300mm but I am slowing down a little in my elder years so this suits me just fine.

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        4.0

        Versatile Monopod, Great Build Quality

        By Disaster dude

        from Midwest USA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Heavy bulky

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

        I use it as a video camera support for run-n-gun shoots. It's a little bit heavier than I would like, but this thing will never break - built like a tank. It's very versatile; the three retractable legs take few minutes to deploy, but like the rest of the piece, they are very sturdy.

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Portraits by Katie

        from Newtown, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

              I couldnt be happier! Great for the money!

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              4.0

              Great Monopod with Minor Complaints

              By JonathanJ5

              from New Orleans, LA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

              I bought this to use with the Tamron 150-600mm telephoto lens. It's very sturdy & works exactly as it should. My only complaints are that when the legs are folded up inside the monopod they tend to rattle around. Some padding inside would have been nice. Also, it's pretty heavy. These are minor complaints at best, so all in all, it's very useful. Quicker & easier than a tripod.

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              4.0

              Extremely well-made product.

              By DLTBGYD

              from Eastern Oregon, USA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Well-made

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Added Stability
              • Travel

              Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

              I just took delivery of this, and have not yet used it for any extended period of time. However, I have used it a little, just enough to get a "feel" for the product.

              I'd love to give this FIVE stars, but:

              FIRST: THERE IS NO MONOPOD THAT EXISTS, WHICH IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A TRIPOD, and it is not a fair comparison; Mono = ONE, Tri = THREE.
              So, if you are looking for something to use during, say, a very long exposures, get a TRIpod. This is NOT a full-duty replacement for a quality TRIpod, period!

              SECOND: This product is extremely well made. However, in this example, that comes with a price: WEIGHT. It weighs 2.54 lbs (1.15 kg). I have not yet schlepped-around with it for a full day, but I have to imagine that the weight of the product could become an issue.
              [Then, if you add-on the Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head, you are adding-on another 9.5 oz, 270 grams, for a total weight of 3.13 pounds, 1.42 kg.]

              THIRD: It is a bit difficult to deploy the three retractable legs, but not hideously so. Again, this is not a replacement for a TRIpod, and the legs do provide a bit more stability over a "normal" monopod.

              This, combined with the 234RC Tilt Head, may be the very best monopod I have ever owned. It is a "keeper".

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              4.0

              Very Good

              By JTLLP

              from Greenfield, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

              It's a great monopod with a unique feature: the retractable legs. You won't want to use this a full time tripod, but there are countless times when your monopod could use a little more stability, even the ability to free stand. Don't need the legs? The fold up into the bottom section.

              It feels quite heavy-duty and has some weight to it ...possibly too much for some, but you get to the point with your gear that you don't want a cheap, plastic monopod supporting your gear.

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              4.0

              Monopod better than I expected

              By Yeti

              from Wyoming

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                I use the monopod when traveling with my family in touristy spots when I can't linger and can't use a tripod. The monopod was excellent in dimly lighted buildings and streets of Europe providing me with much sharper images. The monopod is fast in set up, the three retracable legs provided considerably more stability than I was expecting, even with a heavy DSLR. The slowest part was getting the legs out of the bottom and screwing them back into place.
                The quick action leg locks and flip tripod head were easy to use.

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                4.0

                sturdy and very good quality

                By St. Clare's Photography

                from Ferriday, LA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                  Product use is straight forward. I also purchased the Manfrotto 234RC tilt head with quick release. I am new at photography so not much of an equipment expert but wish I would have went with a head that tilted both front/back, left/right without having to completely take the base off the camera. I use the stand with a Canon T3i Rebel and up to a 200 mm telephoto lens. The stand is very solid and super easy to switch from mono to 3-legs. Only complaint is the legs, when inside of the pod, are noisy. Easy flip tabs make adjusting leg height quick.

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                  4.0

                  Not Perfect, But Pretty Great

                  By The Saint

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Weak Legs

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                  I use this product for event video with DSLRs.

                  This is a great and affordable monopod. It's relatively quick to set up, break down, and does what it's supposed to do.

                  The cap that holds the legs does not tighten too much and easily becomes loose. I find myself re-tightening it almost every time I have to move it. Of course, that only takes about two seconds to do anyway. More irritating than impractical.

                  The grip on this monopod is another problem. While I understand that are designed to be just that- s grip- after a few hours of use (and constant tightening) it really burns my hand. If it didn't make operating a camera so difficult, I'd wear gloves when handling it.

                  However, these complaints are pretty minor considering the low price and great quality.

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                  5.0

                  Very Sturdy ...Just what I needed

                  By hiker

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                    I love how this works. This a great help for stabilizing my photos, but is lighter than my tripod for taking on hikes. I like the way that the rectractable legs lock in. Although this is lighter than my tripod, it is heavier than my last monopod and longer in length. the thing that would make it better would be to have shorter length sections.

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                    5.0

                    good monopod / tripod setup

                    By broll

                    from washignton dc

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                      great monopod with three retractable legs makes for great steady shots and stabeling for video and photos

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                      5.0

                      Great quality monopod! A must!

                      By Webpsycho

                      from Val-d'Or, Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                        Great monopod! The only thing to complain is that the three retractable legs are "moving" into the monopod when not using them and it make some unwanted noise sometime...

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                        5.0

                        Self Standing Monopds

                        By VideoMaster

                        from Las Vegas, Nv

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Need To Add Adjust Head

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                        Great product at a good price. It won't replace your tripod, but sure is nice piece to have when you didn't bring a tripod!

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                        5.0

                        Great with 501 Head

                        By Alex

                        from Coral Springs, FL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                          Light, and durable. Comes clean, nicely packaged, and fast. If you are new to using the legs at the bottom, don't worry. The legs provide great stability. Allow you to walk away from the camera on the monopod (still be careful of course!) If in a moderately crowded room, and don't have the time to put the legs back inside, you can still maneuver through the room decently. (Even though you will get some odd looks at times)
                          You can use the strap to attach it to bag handles, instead of just holding it while traveling.
                          A great pairing would be to get it with the 501 head.

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                          4.0

                          A terrific monopod

                          By Hale

                          from Mountain View, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Legs A Bit Longer

                          Best Uses

                          • Run and gun

                          Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                          Instead of all that shoulder rig stuff, I have found using the 682 just as useful under run and gun situations. And when I need steady ground, the sturdy tripod legs do just fine, even with the weight of my HPX170.

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                          5.0

                          Better than expected, highly recommend

                          By T

                          from NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Feet Fold Away
                          • Fits In Small Spaces
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod with Retractable Legs:

                            I normally use a monopod only for taking pictures at sporting events where I needed longer distance shots, but now find myself using it for just about everything. I was uncertain at first about whether I would even use the feet, but now use it all the time, even for simple things like holding the camera while I change lenses (Yes, I'm getting lazy). It allows me to take video like a pro with my 7D, without having to also lug a tripod around. It gives me a stable platform in small spaces where a tripod simply wouldn't fit. Yes, it is a touch heavier/longer, but absolutely worth it. The feet do rattle inside the monopod, like other people have mentioned, but easily resolved by using rubber bands. Every person that has seen me using it to date has said they were also going to look into getting one. Monopod envy I guess :-)

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