Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

Manfrotto 678 Universal Folding Base for Monopods

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

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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
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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
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