Recently, I was assigned to cover a Marathon and realised that I needed to get a monopod asap. I knew that I would most likely be on my feet for hours shooting individual runners/walkers among hundreds of participants …and who wants to take hand held shots for 6 hours?
Manfrotto monopods are well recommended, and although I know there are other brands that have just as good products and may have even better when comparing specific models, I chose to go with the more popular.
Finally I decided on the sleek black 3 sectioned Manfrotto 679B Monopod built from Aluminium which is lightweight, folds down to a reasonably short size and extends to a maximum height that is sufficient for shooting when standing.
Specifications of the Manfrotto 679B Monopod
The actual specifications of this monopod are as follow: