Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head

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Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Closed Length: 31.9"
  • Sections: 3
This kit from B&H Photo combines the Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with a Tilt Head for a camera-ready support. The monopod features the innovative NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism. The leg opens up by simply pulling down on it, and automatically locks into any position with no knobs or levers to tighten. The 685B also sports a safety lever that prevents accidental deployment of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, simply activate the safety lever, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The lever is simple to operate while still maintaining one-handed closing operation. The heavier the weight pushing down on it from above the more locking power this innovative mechanism exerts.
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Manfrotto 685B Overview

This kit from B&H Photo combines the Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with a Tilt Head for a camera-ready support. The monopod features the innovative NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism. The leg opens up by simply pulling down on it, and automatically locks into any position with no knobs or levers to tighten. The 685B also sports a safety lever that prevents accidental deployment of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, simply activate the safety lever, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The lever is simple to operate while still maintaining one-handed closing operation. The heavier the weight pushing down on it from above the more locking power this innovative mechanism exerts.

The tilt head is designed for use on monopods and has 180° one-axis front-to-back movement. An included quick release plate allows for fast camera attachment and a safety lock helps to prevent accidental release. A bubble level helps ensure even horizons.

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Can this handle the weight of a ball head plus 11 ...

Can this handle the weight of a ball head plus 11 lbs of gear (600mm plus pro body)?
Asked by: Rob
It can hold 11lbs total.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-06-16

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Is it possible to mount a base (3 legs) to this monopod ? Which one ? What is the best compact head to use with, for photography mostly and video ?
Asked by: Anonymous
You cannot change the base of this monopod. Also, it is not made to be used with a head, though you can adapt one if you really want to. Manfrotto does make several monopods that have a fluid panning base. You can use any head you would like, however if you want to use this for video, a video head is highly suggested, like https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/944774-REG/manfrotto_mvh500ah_pro_fluid_head.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/944774-REG/manfrotto_mvh500ah_pro_fluid_head.html</a>
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What are the main functional advantages of this model over the less expensive 334B automatic monopod? Many thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
The main difference I can see is that the Neo Tec does not have the locks on the leg sections. All you have to do is step on the foot and pull the monopod to increase length, so it's very quick to bring your camera to eye level. I use mine while hiking so that is a lot more convenient than having to loosen the locks and adjust the height every time I see a shot that I want to capture. And it seems to hold just as well as if it had the locks. I hope that helps!
Answered by: Linda L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Would this product work with this tripod adapter base? Or is there something similar that would work with this particular monopod? http://www.manfrotto.com/monopod-unversal-folding-base
Asked by: Anonymous
Manfrotto does not make an accessory for that monopod like the Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base. The link for that is, http://bhpho.to/1brbWBPThat base will work on the 679, 680, 681 and the older monopods, 3016 and 3018.There is not third party item that I am aware of that will work with the 678.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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