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Manfrotto 681B Monopod


alan6 9 63 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 5:19PM
I have a Nikon D300 with a MB-D10 permanantly attached and have just bought the above item and had intended buying a Manfrotto 234 head but have read that this head is no good when trying to use with the battery grip.
My main lens is the 18-200 but I also use a 17-55 2.8 and 70-200 2.8..
Can anyone confirm the 234 is no good for the equipment I use and if so, can you suggest another head please.
Thanks very much.

Alan

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Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 6:20PM
It's probably just ok for your setup (rated at 2.5kg load) but may struggle to hold the 70-200. This is a bit more pricy but would do the job.
alan6 9 63 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:43PM
Thanks for this Mayfly.

I shall take your advice and order one.
discreetphoton 12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:08AM
This thing is amazing robust, and is what I use with this exact combination. Never had an ounce of trouble.
I use arca-comatible Giottos plates with mine, just gives a bit more grip, particularly with the longer lens.
alan6 9 63 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 8:43PM
Thanks for your response.

Alan

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