Support Group 05 Extra features
With monopods, don’t simply look for the same things as you’d want in a tripod. Here are a few things to consider...
01 Size matters
There’s no point in carrying a monopod that’s as cumbersome as a tripod, especially if you need to travel light or stay mobile.
02 The need for speed
Conventional leg extension clamps get the job done, but if you’re in a hurry, as you might be when shooting sports or wildlife, a single-clamp design will have you set up and shooting faster.
03 Stabilising influence
Monopods with three legs? Flip-out feet aren’t designed so your monopod can do double duty as a tripod, but they will stop your monopod slipping on uneven ground.
04 Flexible friend
Even when they’re sitting on three feet, many monopods can still pivot and pan with ease thanks to a ball-head base. Some also lock for better stability. Whether you’re after a monopod/walking pole combo or a leg that’ll moonlight as a dolly for shooting video, there’s something with those added extras out there for you.