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Old Apr 18, 2006, 8:53 PM   #1
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Can You please recommend an excellent quality, very LIGHT and small Monopod. I am looking for one I can take on vacations, carry around easily (light and small) yet is still well built.

Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 2:48 PM   #2
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I would recommend the 680 compact monopod. When folded it is about 20 inches (50.8 cm) and weighs 1.7 pounds (0.77 kg)

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Old Apr 19, 2006, 4:20 PM   #3
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Can You please recommend an excellent quality, very LIGHT and small Monopod. I am looking for one I can take on vacations, carry around easily (light and small) yet is still well built.

Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.

I have the Manfrotto 679B which as 3 sections and is lighter than the 680.

But whichever you choose you will love it, I even have a ball head on mine.

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Old Apr 25, 2006, 4:14 AM   #4
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i have the Bogen-Manfrotto 682 and am very satisfied, it even has 3 short legs that pop open when you unscrew the bottom spike and so it becomes a convient tripod too...weighs about 3# and has a quick disconnect head also http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:46 PM   #5
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garymai wrote:
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Can You please recommend an excellent quality, very LIGHT and small Monopod. I am looking for one I can take on vacations, carry around easily (light and small) yet is still well built.

Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.
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I have the Manfrotto 679B which as 3 sections and is lighter than the 680.

But whichever you choose you will love it, I even have a ball head on mine.

Bob
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I also have theBogen/Manfrotto 679b and would highly recommend it. But, if you can - find a store that stocks monopods so you can go handle one. When I was looking for one a year or so ago - a model came highly recommended - when I saw one in a store it was huge and heavy - meant for supporting the monster lenses out there (400mm 2.8, 600mm f4 type lenses). The 679 seemed like a great compromise with size/weight and stability. I use it with a Sigma 120-300 2.8 lens and 20d without a problem and it's the perfect size to double as a hiking stick (I'm 5'10") if that gives you an idea of the diameter.
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