Manfrotto/Bogen 676B Digi Monopod (Black) - Supports 10 lb

4.5 kg - MPN: 676B
Product Details
Description
What is even more compact, even lighter, even quicker to set up than a DIGI tripod? A DIGI monopod! When you do not need the total hands-free support of a tripod, a monopod is a convenient shoulder to lean on. A Four section, lightweight monopod with rapid action extension locks for compact spotting scopes. 1/4-20 inch fixing screw.
Summary
Product Title Manfrotto/Bogen 676B Digi Monopod (Black) - Supports 10 lb
Manufacturer Manfrotto/Bogen
Power Score 4.0 | 10 Reviews
User Reviews
Value for money budget monopod
3 Star Review   By member eightyhertz - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight, good build and reasonably sturdy. Comes with a strap

Weakness: Only has 1/4-20" screw, strap easily comes undone

Despite it made in china, the monopod is sturdy, lightweight, easily adjusted and locks tightly. It is good value for money if you're looking for a no-frills budget monopod. One of the problems is that it only has a 1/4-20" screw, and it won't accept other tripod heads that use 3/8"-16 screw threads. I had to buy an extra bushing adaptor. Also, the strap buckle easily comes undone, so you might have to thread it over, or tie it to prevent it coming out. IMO a monopod is light enough to transport, without the need to resort to purchasing those made of more exotic materials. This one does the job on a budget, but if you're looking for something that accepts more heads and something that takes more weight, look at the higher end Manfrottos. (The recommended Bogen/Manfrotto 3229 Swivel-Tilt Monopod Head has been discontinued, perhaps the 234RC Swivel-Tilt Head will do)

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676B Digi Monopod
1 Star Review   By member hilojoy - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Extremely Lightweight

Weakness: retracting legs

I don't know if I got the only defective monopod but I've had bogen tripods for years and have had no problems retracting the legs. After the 2nd time out, the first section refuses to retract back into the body.

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Decent budget Tripod
4 Star Review   By member seyak - Jun 29, 2007   

Strengths: Manfrotto quality and reputation. Supports more than the rated 10lb. Light weight. Comes with strap.

Weakness: Made in PRC is a bit disappointing for those of us looking for Made in Italy stuff.

This is a decent tripod for the money. Paid about $25 so can't complain about that. Nice solid gauge aluminum and hard plastic latches. Very sturdy for its weight and construction. Manfrotto fit and finish as always. IMHO I don't see the need for exotic materials like Basalt or Carbon fiber atleast for monopods as they are pretty light already. So if you are on a tight budget and looking for a decent tripod, this is your best bet.

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676B Digi Monopod by Manfrotto
4 Star Review   By member jesseonsafari - Jan 17, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent design,quality workmanship and materials

Weakness: At approximately 60 inches, this monopod could use another 4 to 6 inches

My plans include using the monopod as a walking stick as I photograph nature subjects in their natural element. The monopod is so quiet that it make no noise as it constantly pounds the ground when I am walking. It is also so strong that it supports me and my equipment very well. It is a great addition to my Manfrotto tripod and other equipment. This monopod will be with me for a long, long time. I recommend this monopod without reservations! Thanks, Jesse

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5 Star Review   By member lkanowith - Jan 15, 2007   

Weakness: None.

The Digi Monopod is just what is needed to ensure clear photos. It is compact, light, easy to transport and pack. Product is as advertised.

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Does exactly what it should
5 Star Review   By member poind - Jul 15, 2006   

Strengths: Light, sturdy, compact

Weakness: Nothing notable

This is a solid monopod for someone where quality build combined with being light and compact is their priority. More expensive (and slightly bigger and heavier) models are out there, but this one works fine for someone not using enormous gear. Put the Bogen/Manfrotto 3229 "Swivel Tilt Monopod Head" on it, and thus have quick release and ability to tilt to portrait perspective as needed (or in an emergency, can rotate the plate on the camera and tilt forward and back). [Just don't confuse that 3229 with the 3299, which is simply a tripod quick release adapter that uses the same plate.] The 3229 monopod head seems to weigh almost as much as the monopod itself, but I find it worth it. Ultimately, I find this a nice, affordable, sturdy monopod. Not the most expensive nor "top of the line" one out there, but probably markedly better quality than I expected for the price. Zero complaints so far.

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A great light monpod!
5 Star Review   By member houghtonsnow - Jun 11, 2006   

Strengths: Compact, light and very sturdy

My first monopod, very satisfied. 19" folded, 60" maximum height, only 14 oz, and surprisingly sturdy! Very high quality and very easy to use. Add a Manfrotto 3229 Swivel Tilt Monopod Head with quick release, it would be a great monopod.

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Ultra light weight monopod
5 Star Review   By member monaceio - Jun 4, 2006   

Strengths: light weight, easy to extend

The monopod provides me enough stability to take pictures with longer shutter speed. Because it is light weight, I don't mind to carry it around. It's not a replace for the tripod, but when space and/or weight limitation applies, this is the best solution I have. I guarantee you will you get bang for the bucks.

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Bogen Manfrotto Digi Monopod
3 Star Review   By member MaiaFlex - Mar 24, 2006   

Strengths: Sturdy, easy to open and adjusts to any length along each section. Folds down to 19", opens to 60.6" Made of aluminum, weighs .88 lbs. Sturdy enough for up to 10lb load. Nice soft grip.

Weakness: I had to purchase a Manfrotto quick release head ($29.95 at B & H) to attach to top. Otherwise there is no way to adjust camera position other than to tilt the pod leg, which is awkward.

With the quick release head in place, I was able to take photos in both landscape and portrait modes with good results using low shutter speeds and a telephoto lens at 300mm. I am very satisfied with the durability of this product however it is heavy and you have to learn how to hold the monopod to eliminate camera shake. I took the monopod on a week of hiking and I used it so much, I blistered my thumb by the third day, releasing the leg locks to telescope it up and down. All in all, use a tripod, if you can.

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5 Star Review   By member AmateurVideoMan - Jan 19, 2005   

Strengths: Very well built Fast and easy height adjustment Lightweight

In my opinion, most camcorder users, even the most amateur, should own a monopod. It makes all your shots better by stabilizing the camera, and there is nothing more annoying than watching shaky video. That said, I think the Digi Monopod is the perfect choice. It is an extremely solid piece of equipment, made of durable metal in the telescoping part with a metal screw to attach your camera. The attachment area is generously sized and is coated with a non-slip rubber so that your camera stays put very well. There is also a non-slip rubber grip that is very high quality and definately better than a foam grip found on some other monopods. The adjustability is also top notch, with sturdy quick release clasps so you can go from tall to small in seconds. The best attribute of the digi monopod is its low price. It is the least expensive of the manfrotto monpods and is well worth the price.

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Product Details
Description
What is even more compact, even lighter, even quicker to set up than a DIGI tripod? A DIGI monopod! When you do not need the total hands-free support of a tripod, a monopod is a convenient shoulder to lean on. A Four section, lightweight monopod with rapid action extension locks for compact spotting scopes. 1/4-20 inch fixing screw.
Summary
Product Title Manfrotto/Bogen 676B Digi Monopod (Black) - Supports 10 lb
Manufacturer Manfrotto/Bogen
Power Score 4.0 | 10 Reviews
General
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User Reviews
Value for money budget monopod
3 Star Review   By member eightyhertz - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight, good build and reasonably sturdy. Comes with a strap

Weakness: Only has 1/4-20" screw, strap easily comes undone

Despite it made in china, the monopod is sturdy, lightweight, easily adjusted and locks tightly. It is good value for money if you're looking for a no-frills budget monopod. One of the problems is that it only has a 1/4-20" screw, and it won't accept other tripod heads that use 3/8"-16 screw threads. I had to buy an extra bushing adaptor. Also, the strap buckle easily comes undone, so you might have to thread it over, or tie it to prevent it coming out. IMO a monopod is light enough to transport, without the need to resort to purchasing those made of more exotic materials. This one does the job on a budget, but if you're looking for something that accepts more heads and something that takes more weight, look at the higher end Manfrottos. (The recommended Bogen/Manfrotto 3229 Swivel-Tilt Monopod Head has been discontinued, perhaps the 234RC Swivel-Tilt Head will do)

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676B Digi Monopod
1 Star Review   By member hilojoy - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Extremely Lightweight

Weakness: retracting legs

I don't know if I got the only defective monopod but I've had bogen tripods for years and have had no problems retracting the legs. After the 2nd time out, the first section refuses to retract back into the body.

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Decent budget Tripod
4 Star Review   By member seyak - Jun 29, 2007   

Strengths: Manfrotto quality and reputation. Supports more than the rated 10lb. Light weight. Comes with strap.

Weakness: Made in PRC is a bit disappointing for those of us looking for Made in Italy stuff.

This is a decent tripod for the money. Paid about $25 so can't complain about that. Nice solid gauge aluminum and hard plastic latches. Very sturdy for its weight and construction. Manfrotto fit and finish as always. IMHO I don't see the need for exotic materials like Basalt or Carbon fiber atleast for monopods as they are pretty light already. So if you are on a tight budget and looking for a decent tripod, this is your best bet.

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676B Digi Monopod by Manfrotto
4 Star Review   By member jesseonsafari - Jan 17, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent design,quality workmanship and materials

Weakness: At approximately 60 inches, this monopod could use another 4 to 6 inches

My plans include using the monopod as a walking stick as I photograph nature subjects in their natural element. The monopod is so quiet that it make no noise as it constantly pounds the ground when I am walking. It is also so strong that it supports me and my equipment very well. It is a great addition to my Manfrotto tripod and other equipment. This monopod will be with me for a long, long time. I recommend this monopod without reservations! Thanks, Jesse

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5 Star Review   By member lkanowith - Jan 15, 2007   

Weakness: None.

The Digi Monopod is just what is needed to ensure clear photos. It is compact, light, easy to transport and pack. Product is as advertised.

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Does exactly what it should
5 Star Review   By member poind - Jul 15, 2006   

Strengths: Light, sturdy, compact

Weakness: Nothing notable

This is a solid monopod for someone where quality build combined with being light and compact is their priority. More expensive (and slightly bigger and heavier) models are out there, but this one works fine for someone not using enormous gear. Put the Bogen/Manfrotto 3229 "Swivel Tilt Monopod Head" on it, and thus have quick release and ability to tilt to portrait perspective as needed (or in an emergency, can rotate the plate on the camera and tilt forward and back). [Just don't confuse that 3229 with the 3299, which is simply a tripod quick release adapter that uses the same plate.] The 3229 monopod head seems to weigh almost as much as the monopod itself, but I find it worth it. Ultimately, I find this a nice, affordable, sturdy monopod. Not the most expensive nor "top of the line" one out there, but probably markedly better quality than I expected for the price. Zero complaints so far.

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A great light monpod!
5 Star Review   By member houghtonsnow - Jun 11, 2006   

Strengths: Compact, light and very sturdy

My first monopod, very satisfied. 19" folded, 60" maximum height, only 14 oz, and surprisingly sturdy! Very high quality and very easy to use. Add a Manfrotto 3229 Swivel Tilt Monopod Head with quick release, it would be a great monopod.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Ultra light weight monopod
5 Star Review   By member monaceio - Jun 4, 2006   

Strengths: light weight, easy to extend

The monopod provides me enough stability to take pictures with longer shutter speed. Because it is light weight, I don't mind to carry it around. It's not a replace for the tripod, but when space and/or weight limitation applies, this is the best solution I have. I guarantee you will you get bang for the bucks.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Bogen Manfrotto Digi Monopod
3 Star Review   By member MaiaFlex - Mar 24, 2006   

Strengths: Sturdy, easy to open and adjusts to any length along each section. Folds down to 19", opens to 60.6" Made of aluminum, weighs .88 lbs. Sturdy enough for up to 10lb load. Nice soft grip.

Weakness: I had to purchase a Manfrotto quick release head ($29.95 at B & H) to attach to top. Otherwise there is no way to adjust camera position other than to tilt the pod leg, which is awkward.

With the quick release head in place, I was able to take photos in both landscape and portrait modes with good results using low shutter speeds and a telephoto lens at 300mm. I am very satisfied with the durability of this product however it is heavy and you have to learn how to hold the monopod to eliminate camera shake. I took the monopod on a week of hiking and I used it so much, I blistered my thumb by the third day, releasing the leg locks to telescope it up and down. All in all, use a tripod, if you can.

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5 Star Review   By member AmateurVideoMan - Jan 19, 2005   

Strengths: Very well built Fast and easy height adjustment Lightweight

In my opinion, most camcorder users, even the most amateur, should own a monopod. It makes all your shots better by stabilizing the camera, and there is nothing more annoying than watching shaky video. That said, I think the Digi Monopod is the perfect choice. It is an extremely solid piece of equipment, made of durable metal in the telescoping part with a metal screw to attach your camera. The attachment area is generously sized and is coated with a non-slip rubber so that your camera stays put very well. There is also a non-slip rubber grip that is very high quality and definately better than a foam grip found on some other monopods. The adjustability is also top notch, with sturdy quick release clasps so you can go from tall to small in seconds. The best attribute of the digi monopod is its low price. It is the least expensive of the manfrotto monpods and is well worth the price.

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