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Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release

B&H # MA559B1 MFR # 559B-1
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You Pay: $99.99
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: up to 9.9 lb
  • Max. Height: 63.0"
  • Folded Length: 21.85"
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Four Leg Sections
  • Wrist Strap, Padded Handstrap
  • Quick Release with Camera plate

The Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release supports up to 9.9 lb to serve as a sturdy one-legged support for a compact camcorder. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, the 559B-1 monopod weighs only 2.65 lb and reaches a maximum height of 63". It retracts to only 21.85" for convenient storage and easy transport.

The four-section monopod comes with a 200PL-14 camera plate, which has a 1/4"-20 screw and a video pin for extra camcorder stability. The quick-release element features a secondary safety system to ensure that the plate & camera will not be inadvertently freed from the monopod.

Material Aluminum. black finish
Load Capacity 9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Maximum Height 63" (160 cm)
Folded Length 21.85" (55.5 cm)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Tube Diameters 26, 22, 18, 14 mm
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Feet Single pivoting wide rubber suction cup
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Bubble Level No
Quick Release Yes, with 200PL-14 plate secondary safety system
Weight 2.65 lb (0.1.2 kg)
Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release
  • 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Online Product Registration
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    Manfrotto559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release
     
    4.1

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Opens quickly (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Sports/action (7)
      • Wildlife (5)
      • Home (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great monopod at a good price

      I've been using this monopod for a couple of weeks now and am very pleased with my purchase. It extends quickly and smoothly, and is quite sturdy. I've read reviews complaining about the...Read complete review

      I've been using this monopod for a couple of weeks now and am very pleased with my purchase. It extends quickly and smoothly, and is quite sturdy. I've read reviews complaining about the rubber foot, but I don't see that it's going to be a problem. Do wish the QR plate matched my tripod, but can live with it,I was planning to replace to tripod anyway, and was looking at Manfroto as a possibilty. this makes that decision easier.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointed!

      I expected better from a Manfrotto. This monopod has every feature you could want except the implementation was terrible. The rubber tilt foot at the bottom is connected to the triangular monopod pole with...Read complete review

      I expected better from a Manfrotto. This monopod has every feature you could want except the implementation was terrible. The rubber tilt foot at the bottom is connected to the triangular monopod pole with a round hole. That's like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole it just isn't meant to work that way. On top of that they didn't use a rivet and the foot is only kept on with one screw pressure fitting. I had the rubber foot slip off several times when I used my foot to hold the bottom still. Also, they call this a digital video monopod however I would not recommend this for any serious video camera. I used a Canon XA10 weighting 1.8 pounds and when I held the monopod up to get a higher angle the pole bent severely. I can't imagine how a 9.9lb camera would react. Lastly the quick release was less than satisfying. The attachment pad is somewhat small for a video camera and the lock is terrible. There is no definite stop to the lock and I question my confidence in it. The brass locking tab is a nice feature but its poorly positioned and tends to dig into your hand when you are holding the camera. Overall I returned this after owning it 2 days. My first ever return to B&H. I went with the Manfrotto 681B and am extremely happy with it. So much stronger and it has my confidence.

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      5.0

      monopod freedom

      By Dusty

      from knightstown, in

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

        Very well built. love that it can be broke down. the stabilizing peice at the bottom is great...

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy, light weight, best buy

        By QCY529

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

          Pros:
          Light weight,sturdy, smoth panning, great for shooting wild life or any where tripod just not going to work

          cons:
          the close length is averge, shorter would be ideal

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          • No

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          4.0

          Light, Easy to use...poor foot design

          By Mike

          from El Dorado Hills, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

            It is very light and easy to use. However, the foot design is not too good. The rubber covered foot plate came off somewhere in the Galapagos Islands. What is left is a pointed shaft that is threaded for the foot plate. I can still use it outdoors but it will damage interior floors.

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            • No

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            1.0

            2 days into it and foot fell off

            By JAm

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unstable Joints

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                Not happy with Manfrotto at all. durability needs better construction. so damm disappointed

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great monopod at a good price

                By stephen5260

                from Frederick, Md

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                  I've been using this monopod for a couple of weeks now and am very pleased with my purchase. It extends quickly and smoothly, and is quite sturdy. I've read reviews complaining about the rubber foot, but I don't see that it's going to be a problem. Do wish the QR plate matched my tripod, but can live with it,I was planning to replace to tripod anyway, and was looking at Manfroto as a possibilty. this makes that decision easier.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed!

                  By Victor

                  from Amherst, Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Many Features

                  Cons

                  • Mediocre quick release
                  • Poor foot design
                  • Unstable
                  • Weak for heavy cameras

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                  I expected better from a Manfrotto. This monopod has every feature you could want except the implementation was terrible. The rubber tilt foot at the bottom is connected to the triangular monopod pole with a round hole. That's like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole it just isn't meant to work that way. On top of that they didn't use a rivet and the foot is only kept on with one screw pressure fitting. I had the rubber foot slip off several times when I used my foot to hold the bottom still. Also, they call this a digital video monopod however I would not recommend this for any serious video camera. I used a Canon XA10 weighting 1.8 pounds and when I held the monopod up to get a higher angle the pole bent severely. I can't imagine how a 9.9lb camera would react. Lastly the quick release was less than satisfying. The attachment pad is somewhat small for a video camera and the lock is terrible. There is no definite stop to the lock and I question my confidence in it. The brass locking tab is a nice feature but its poorly positioned and tends to dig into your hand when you are holding the camera. Overall I returned this after owning it 2 days. My first ever return to B&H. I went with the Manfrotto 681B and am extremely happy with it. So much stronger and it has my confidence.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Sturdy, easy to use, good price

                  By Mike

                  from Phoenixville, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Weak Clamps

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                  I use this monopod with several heavy cameras. The first monopod worked so well, I purchased a second identical one. Unfortunately, the new one does not support the weight of a heavy lens as well as the first one. One of the slide locks does not hold well. I will be returning this defective product for a replacement that will hopefully work as well as the first one.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By jjj

                  from NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                    It is light weight but sturdy. It is also tall enough for me to stand up straight to see through my camera's viewer. Nice quick-release too.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great

                    By gearguy

                    from vermont

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                      lightweight, good for action

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Absolute satisfaction

                      By JP

                      from Chicago, IL

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                        Perfect for my Canon 60D for HD shooting.
                        Light, sturdy, stable, quick, and very convenient.
                        Love the quick release plate. It has a lock system so the plate firmly secure.
                        It works well as a small jib-arm with 60D's swivel LCD.
                        I have a Manfrotto professional tripod but too heavy for my 60D.
                        Great addition to my HDSLR system.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent value for the money

                        By Freddy

                        from Cape Cod, MA

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Manfrotto 559B-1 Digital Aluminum Video Monopod with Quick Release:

                          This is a great little monopod. Lightweight, telescopes down to a small size. Easy to use. I use it for my Sony Z1U and my Nikon still cameras. Highly recommend it.

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                          • You Pay: $17.50
                           
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