Manfrotto Releases 561B Lightweight Monopod

Manfrotto 561B Lightweight Monopod

Manfrotto has released a new monopod, the 561B, a fluid monopod designed specifically for the professional videographer.

Made of aluminum, and designed for use with DV and HDV cameras, the 561B is a four-section monopod equipped with a fluid head that is able to support a load up to 4kg. Its key feature is the fluid cartridge incorporated into the base to give a very smooth panning action.

The new 561B is a stronger, taller, fluid monopod than its predecessor the 560B model. The 561B is able to extend from a compact 76cm when carried to an impressive 2 meters when extended. Designed with three retractable feet to ensure a firm footing, the 561B helps videographers get those images when space is at a premium and is ideal for shooting footage over crowds.

The fluid video head (701 version) on the 561B features a new sliding plate. With an ergonomic pan-bar, it allows for smooth panning and tilting movements.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.