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    Anyone using a Manfrotto 681B monopod?

    Hello.

    I have on loan a Manfrotto 676B monopod,I have not used it a great deal,it feels light,and I always have to bend down to use it.

    Today,I briefly used a Manfrotto 681B,it certainly felt 'more'! it was a bit taller,I felt more comfortable using it,and felt if I owned one it would get much more use than the smaller one I have on loan.

    Has anyone here used the 681B regularly and what area of use?.Also is it possible to put a ball head on these monopods?I have a manfrotto ball head but it has a 3/8 thread and I notice these monopods have the smaller attachment screw.

    Thanks for any info and thoughts,mainly looking at using this 681B monopod for use when using my 70-200 L f 2.8.

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    I use a 680B monopod, with a 486RC2 ball head, love it, it is long enough that I don't have to have it fully extended
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkChap View Post
    I use a 680B monopod, with a 486RC2 ball head, love it, it is long enough that I don't have to have it fully extended

    Thanks @MarkChap,I have 484RC2 head,how do you attach it to the monopod,as it seems to only have the smaller attachment point.

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    I have a 680B, which I tend to use only with my 300/2.8 (although I mostly hand-hold that).

    The height is fine as is, but it can certainly accommodate a head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkChap View Post
    I use a 680B monopod, with a 486RC2 ball head, love it, it is long enough that I don't have to have it fully extended
    I think that's the combo I have: I'm abput 6'2" and it's tall enough for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairy bombs View Post
    Thanks @MarkChap,I have 484RC2 head,how do you attach it to the monopod,as it seems to only have the smaller attachment point.
    I think the 680B has a reversable screw and if you take it out and screw it in the other way your problems will be solved.
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    Yep 681b has the reversible thread for either 1/4" or 3/8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb666 View Post
    I think the 680B has a reversable screw and if you take it out and screw it in the other way your problems will be solved.
    The 3/8" thread surrounds the smaller thread, and retracts into the assembly to expose the 1/4" thread when mounting a camera or lens using the 1/4" socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenedis View Post
    The 3/8" thread surrounds the smaller thread, and retracts into the assembly to expose the 1/4" thread when mounting a camera or lens using the 1/4" socket.
    Correct

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    great,thanks everyone,sounds like a monopod a good couple of notches above the one I have on loan.

    Sounds like I'd use it more for birding and regular use.

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    I have it, but I don't use a Manfrotto head, I use a RRS head. I use it standing with more leg to spare, and it supports my hefty D3+400/2.8 and TC's no problem at all.

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