Review of the Manfrotto 679B

Manufacturer: Manfrotto
Model: 679B
Price: £34

The Manfrotto might be expensive, but in terms of build and quality, you can see what you are paying for. Constructed with a thicker barrel diameter than many other monopods it displayed no bend when we applied pressure to it. With three segments it can quickly be extended, although this does also limit the minimum size when folded.

A comfortable foam grip and strong locks ensure a stable base for your camera. There is no ball and socket head, so depending on whether you plan on attaching the monopod directly to the base of your camera, you could potentially end up doubling your spend by adding a head, especially if you stick with the Manfrotto brand. Although the 679B is not the lightest monopod on the market, it is one of the strongest. It’s probably not aimed at those travelling light, but rather someone with a heavy lens.

Max. height: 156cm
Folded length: 62cm
Leg sections: 3
Head: No
Weight: 600g

Although it’s far from light, the 679B provides a sturdy platform for those with a heavier camera/lens combination.

Sturdy and well-built


What Digital Camera Score: 87%