Manfrotto monopods are very versatile. Except for the 3245, all have the Quick-Action lever lock system, allowing for rapid height adjustment. The 3245 is even faster, using a squeeze grip handle that lets gravity do the work. All but the 3006 have a spring-loaded 1/4-20 to 3/8 adapter on the mount screw. Use with the 3229 head for rapid connect compatibility with your Manfrotto tripod using the 3157N adapter plates.