Manfrotto 560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release

Manfrotto 560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release

Manfrotto 560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release

B&H # MA560B1 MFR # 560B-1
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 4.4 lb
  • Max Height: 65.35"
  • Closed Length: 25.8"
  • Weight: 1.98 lb
  • RC2 Quick Release with 200PL-14 Plate
  • Padded 1st Section with Wrist Strap
  • Retractable Feet
  • Fluid Base
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Manfrotto 560B-1 overview

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The Manfrotto 560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release is a portable solution for smooth shooting with Mini-DV and HDV cameras in confined spaces. This unique monopod incorporates a fluid cartridge in the base for smooth pans, and has set of retractable feet for a firm footing on uneven ground.

In the Box
Manfrotto 560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release
  • 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Registration
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    Manfrotto 560B-1 specs

    Material Aluminum
    Load Capacity 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
    Maximum Height 65.35" (166 cm)
    Folded Length 25.79" (65.5 cm)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
    Feet 3 Retractable feet with fluid action base
    Tilt Range -90° / +90°
    Quick Release RC2 with 200PL-14 camera plate
    Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Weight 1.98 lb (0.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.9 x 4.9 x 2.9"

    Manfrotto 560B-1 reviews

    560B-1 Aluminum Fluid Video Monopod RC2 Quick Release is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 85.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent if used properly If you're on the move shooting B Roll and events, then this unit is a MUST to own. It is a thousand times smoother and easier to use than going hand held. I used this monopod with a DVX100, and HVX200 and now a Canon XF100 along with a Lumix GH1 and it worked great with ALL those cameras - although I will say that it was a bit too small for the HVX200. A few people have complained about the base joint causeing pops in their video due its jerky nature - but keep in mind this monopod IS NOT designed for tilting up and down. The fluid pivot at the base is ONLY designed for side to side panning. If used as it's designers intended it to be used, you will get many, many years of great fluid PAN shots with this unit.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great feet, lame head If you buy this I highly recommend changing the head to something else or if you want to use this for video, buy the version that comes bundled with a video head. I bought this to use for video with the intention of buying the video head later so I didn't have to spend so much at once. Strong enough build, opens and collapses quickly. Very versatile. I read the reviews that said I should oil the ball joint of the feet before use because it was too stiff. I tried it out at home before using and thought it was fine. But trust me, even if it feels fine out of the box, make sure you oil the ball joint anyway because a few hours into the job I was noticing that it was sticking on me. OIL BEFORE USE.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto's okay by me I bought this to use with my mini-DV to shoot a wedding in tight spaces with lots of people. It worked like a charm. The monopod pans incredibly well and with the legs extended is very stable. Everything is well thought out and works well. The head locks solidly to the 'pod and I liked the idea of the security latch. I used the 'pod at varying heights and the leg clamps held solidly. About the only thing I didn't like was the wrist strap which frequently came undone. The quality and functionability would give me a good reason to check out other Manfrotto/Bogen products.
    Date published: 2008-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy! I bought this to use with my newly purchased Tamron 150-600mm. It is really great! I love how lightweight it is, the smoothness of the motion for both panning and just readjusting your angle. It is very easy to move around while using this unlike a tripod (which I always end up leaving at home). The build quality is solid and really makes a difference when using a long telephoto lens. It's very lightweight and is about 2 feet long. It costs a bit more than you'd normally see for a monopod but the quality and features (like the swivel at the feet) make it worthwhile. I highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2015-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great if you already have a fluid head This is a great monopod: the feet (which fold up when not needed) provide a firm base and the built in fluid base is great for smooth panning. However, you can't do any tilt moves without a fluid head with a handle. The head that comes with the monopod isn't much to speak of and you can't create a smooth tilt with it. I bought this because I already own the Manfrotto 701HDV Fluid video head, and because I was looking for a monopod that was slightly smaller than the Manfrotto 561BHDV-1. If I didn't already have a fluid video head, I would have bought the 561BHDV.
    Date published: 2011-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Run and Gun Solution I use this as a run and gun stabilizer with my Canon 7d in video mode. While I use a custom handheld set up more, but I've gotten a lot of miles out this monopod and have found it very useful. it's in my kit 90% of the time. The feet are the winning formula here. They act as a hybrid mono/tri-pod. The pan is indeed fluid... the tilt, not so much. However, I feel it's an acceptable compromise given how small and lightweight it is. This is a great piece of gear when you need to be discreet or lightweight. I've done a few time lapse video on the go with this leaned against a banister or post. Try that with a regular monopod.
    Date published: 2010-04-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Close but no cigar The tripod foot of this monopod is a brilliant design, but unfortunately it sits beneath a typical, cheap, aluminum monopod with plastic leg locks that slip with the least amount of pressure and are not adjustable or able to be tightened up. If you are interested in the mini-tripod foot (and it is a brilliant design for shooting video), look at the the 561 model....yes, that one is way too heavy but the leg will at least lock. That Manfrotto isn't offering this mini-tripod foot in a really strong, lightweight monopod in their Gitzo line is a shame, but this 560B-1 model, even for lightweight rigs like a Sony NEX 5, just slips with the least amount of pressure. Great idea, poor execution.
    Date published: 2011-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto Mono is Megatastic! Is megatastic a word? Well it is a fantastic little monopod that is lightweight, easy to use and helpful in production. I just purchased it and used it with a lightweight Sony video camera. I like the small tripod legs that fold and the small footprint makes it a huge plus in tight areas. I would not put my betacam on it but then again, I don't use my betacam anymore! I will be trying it out with my SLR this week and overall I absolutely love this tripod and recommend that you should have one of these great tools in your tool box, and you can get it from B & H Photo.
    Date published: 2011-07-19
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