I am currently using a Nikon D50 DSLR with a 18-55mm & a 70-300mm lenses and I have also a Manfrotto 190B with 141RC tripod. As I will be going for a short holiday with my family to China and I will have great difficulty in bringing my tripod over, I intend to get a monopod for my travel. I have already selected either the 680 or the 676 (both Manfrotto models) with a small ball head. Which would be more suitable in the long run? I intend to put the monopod in my check-in luggage.