Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

B&H # MA678 MFR # 678
In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

Product Highlights

  • Compatible with 3016, 3018, 3249, 679, 680 & 681 Monopods

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Manfrotto 678 overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base accessory allows the addition of a base made of three foldable high strength steel legs for monopods 679, 680, 681 and older style 3016, 3018, 3249. The legs can be folded and stored inside the bottom section of the monopod ready for use in just a few seconds.

Maximum Load Capacity: 30.8 lbs
Weight: .9 lbs

UPC: 719821195436
Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Manfrotto 678 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.441 x 3.228 x 2.992"

Manfrotto 678 reviews

678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what my Monopod needed This is a great addition to my Manfrotto 680B monopod. It is used to help stabilize the monopod to make panoramic shots; sometimes it is easier and faster to use a monopod than my full tripod. This folding base provides the plum-line and stabilization to shoot a cleaner panorama for stitching. I am not too fond of the rattling of the legs when the base is inserted for carrying. Nor do I like the that you have to unscrew the base to access the legs and then screw it back onto the base of the monopod. I had hoped to find something with collapsible legs to speed up the process of shooting, but overall I accept these compromises with this product.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth the weight I bought this hoping to have a relatively small and stable platform from which to shoot low light when travelling. The problem is that these legs only really provide a stable platform for long exposure (> 1/4 sec) when the monopod is closed. With only one section extended it wasn't bad for 1/10 to 1/2 sec, but even then I had some shake if I wasn't really careful. I put the legs on my 680B with the tilt head (3239?), and the legs almost doubled the weight. This gave me a heavier platform than I wanted, that wasn't that much more stable than the monopod alone. In the end the legs really weren't worth it, and I would have been better off spending the money on a budget lightweight tripod. I really wanted to like these legs, but after carting the monopod with these legs inside around Disney for a week I really regretted leaving the original monopod foot at home.
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks like just what I was looking for! I have not road tested the base yet but it appears to do exactly what I needed it for. I purchased it because I often find myself in a situation where I can't use a full sized tripod but wanted more stability than a monopod provides. This unit gives me the flexibility to use a monopod and still get the extra stability when I need it. It's a bit more heavy than I had anticipated. The only warning I have is with the screw -- it was greasy when I pulled it out of the bag and it got all over my hands. It was only a minor annoyance but something I hope you avoid!
Date published: 2008-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fix The Rattle Slide several inches of thin wall heat shrink tubing on the three legs and fire up the Heatgun or Hairdryer will work and Viola no more Rattles. Supports a 300 f 2.8 on a NEX 7 I use it with a 3249 Monopod and Gimbal head... Out Standing .
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Folding Base Installation tips I received the 678 folding base for my 680 monopod today. The first problem was removing the original rubber foot without scratching or marking the monopod leg. I used a small vise with protected jaws. To do the same set the jaws for a width slightly wider than the leg, place the rubber foot outside the jaws and pull gently. It will come right off. Then placing the metal sleeve over the monopod leg was the next challenge. I pried the adjustment slit open slightly with a beveled metal chisel and slipped it on about 1/8th inch. Then I gently tapped it on the rest of the way with a plastic hammer. All went smoothly. Then fitting the outer sleeve that holds the legs was very easy. Adjusting the three set screws with the provided Allen wrench finished the job nicely. Mounted the Manfrotto MHXPRO 3W pan/tilt head and am looking forward to using the monopod for both video and digital photo work during the college graduation and vacation season coming up. This combination is a little on the heavy side, but the stability and quality promise many years of productive use.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just the stability I needed!! There was a time when carrying a tripod, Wimberly Gimble II Head, and Canon 300mm lens with 2x mounted was not too tough to do on a hike to photograph birds, wildlife and landscapes. And, there was a time when my 100-400mm Canon lens mounted to my camera could easily be handheld to track flying birds without any shakes. Pictures were tact sharp!!! Now, I am older with three replacement joints and balance problems. So I use heavy equipment close to parking lots. Handheld shots are not sharp (a big disappointment). And a monopod did not have the stability I needed. But I will not give up my hobby and passion!!! The 678 foldable three leg system works REALLY well to provide stability to my Manfrotto 681 monopod when I want to walk a distance over rough ground to get where the birds are located. Lightweight, tucks into the monopod base, great stability and reasonable price to pay to keep me outside with my camera. Getting the legs in and out of the monopod base is a snap. Inverting them and attaching to the monopod was not as easy. I found getting them screwed onto the monopod base was easiest if i placed the feet in an open position on the floor or solid flat surface, held them steady and screwed the monopod into the base. This would be 5 star review with easier attachment.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for quick fix i love the versatility of this foot. when i dont want to lug around the tripod, i use this foot. its not completely stable for long exposure but works in a quick bind. it is sort of bulky at the bottom and it does get considerably heavier.
Date published: 2008-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bogen's 678 Universal Folding Base. I have used the folding base with a landscape lens and a 100-400mm IS lens. The folding base does help steady the mono pod. It's easy to fold the legs inside the mono pod. However, I work in the field most of the time and the legs pick up mud and grit. A have a box of tissue in my vehicle to clean the legs. I would recommend the folding base for those needing added camera/lens support.
Date published: 2008-06-18
  • y_2018, m_11, d_8, h_15
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_50
  • loc_en_US, sid_256973, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
Be the first to review this item
Customer Photos

Manfrotto 678 Q&A

See any errors on this page? Let us know.