New photo equipment – Manfrotto 680B

Just bought some new photo equipment today: A monopod from Manfrotto called 680B which is a relatively compact 4-section model.

Shooting many macro photos I have experienced that it is often a bit difficult to hold the camera still enough to get super sharp images. It seemed a bit too cumbersome to use a normal tripod to stabilize the camera under these conditions. So I went for a monopod instead.

I have already tried it out in real life for the first time today and it seems okay. It has the stabilizing effect that I was looking for and it is relatively easy to carry around and setup.