Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Safety Lock

Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head

Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head

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Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Safety Lock Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods

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  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Closed Length: 31.9"
  • Sections: 3
  • Weight: 3.04 lb
  • Auto-Lock Height Adjustment
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Configuration: With Tilt Head

Monopod Only With Tilt Head

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Manfrotto 685B overview

  • 1Description

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.

  • Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Safety Lock

    The Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Safety Lock 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 screws, 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 with the 'pinkie' finger, 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.

    To further improve the single-handed performance of the NeoTec Monopod, Manfrotto has added a lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening or closing a snap. To increase the height of the camera, simply step on the pedal and lift the monopod to the new position. For storage and transportation, the foot pedal folds away against the bottom leg section.

    Special aluminum alloy used in the aeronautical industry
    NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism
    Lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening or closing easier
    Protective foam leg-warmer on the bottom leg section to provide protection against the elements and offer a comfortable grip during transportation.
    Suction cup foot for extra ground support and increased grip.
    UPC: 719821255680
  • Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods

    The Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods is a compact head specifically designed for monopods. The head has 180° one-axis movement, allowing you to position your camera for a 90° vertical format when using a monopod. Included is a 1/4-20"-3/8" reducer bushing, which makes this head compatible with either 1/4"-20 or 3/8" mounting threads.

    A locking knob on the head provides smooth, accurate, and quick operation to rotate the head 180° for horizontal or vertical shooting.
    Has a locking pin to prevent accidental camera release.
    A snap-in RP-20 Quick-Release Plate for rapid mounting and dismounting of the camera is included.
    A 3/8"-1/4" reducer bushing is included to ensure a proper fit for your monopod.
    UPC: 847628016811
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Safety Lock
    Monopod Head
    Head Type Pistol Grip Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Leg
    Leg Lock Type Push-Pull, with Release Button
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Diameter 1.1" / 28 mm (Maximum)
    0.87" / 22 mm (Minimum)
    General
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 8.0 kg
    Maximum Working Height 66.9" / 170 cm
    Folded Length 29.3" / 74.5 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.38 lb / 1.08 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 4.0 x 3.0"
  • Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods
    Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg)
    Tilt 180°
    Working Temperature -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
    Quick Release Plate Yes, RP-20 QR plate is included
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4" or 3/8" (with included bushing)
    Height 2.6" (67mm)
    Weight 10.2 oz (290 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.3 x 3.3"

Manfrotto 685B reviews

685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod with Tilt Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Quick Height Adjustment I had a specific need in mind when I purchased the Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Pro Photo Monopod.� After visiting a local in-closed butterfly garden with a conventional monopod with twist locks between the leg sections I found that I was constantly adjusting the height to keep at camera at the right height to photograph the active butterflies and keep them in the camera frame with my macro lens.� Many shots were missed just because of the monopod adjustments.� So I went looking for a monopod that would allow rapid height adjustments.� The Manfrotto 685B works extremely well in this regard.� In a matter of a second or two I can change the monopod height up or down.� The monopid is very rugged and supports my rather heavy load of a camera and three flashes.� Its full height is also impressive and would be handy if you use a long telephoto and point it up to photograph objects above you such as birds in a tree. ���� There are drawbacks to the Manfrotto 685B however.� Its heavy, rather long even when collapsed, and expensive. So evaluate your monopod needs and if you decide you need really rapid height adjustment then the Manfrotto 685B will serve you well.� Otherwise, you may be best served with other models. ���� As for the included tilt head, I had to return it because it would not support the torque of the load I placed on it when I tipped the camera forward.� It just repeatedly slipped.� For lighter loads I am sure it would be fine.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Manfrotto monopod! I love manfrotto products! Durable, reliable & great quality overall ! I just got this bad boy last week & used it for a real estate photo shoot & it held up my heavy gear with no problems. Also love the fact that I can get anything I need from B&H! They truly help me be a photographer with the right gear!
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good choice Great product overall. I am using for high school sports. Solved loose foot problem with aftermarket product that should have been resolved by Manfrotto. Very nice to use and so quick to make adjustments on the fly.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Quality monopod! Very stable and very easy to maneuver (height, angle, etc.) 5 stars for product and B&H 2 stars for shipping company, paid for 2 day express via FedEx and product was lost then found 4 days later.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good piece of gear. First of all, the tilt head is worthless to me. Fortunately, it was less expensive to buy the monopod with the head than without, so no biggy. My camera, long lens and occassional flash bracket & flash just weigh too much for the tilt head. But I'm already accustomed to using a monopod without a head, so (again) no biggy. I like the concept of the trigger release for the legs, though I felt clumsy with it. My previous Manfrotto monopod had the lever lock legs, which eventually started to slip their grip over time, so I hope the trigger release will hold better. The little foot thingy to help extending the monopod is a bit of a joke, if you ask me. It just gets in the way and, really, I can extend it fine with my hands. Ditto for the little ball-joint thingy that's s'posed to pivot so you can have the monopod on an angle more securely. It comes off easily, so it's just something I will probably lose soon. To some up, just the stick with the pistol grip and a 1/4-20 and 3/8" bolt on top and I'm happy with that. I subscribe to the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ! , . + . . . 3000.
Date published: 2017-01-21
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