Rollei Mo­go­pod 1 £143, $222

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With its grippy foam pad­ding, the Mo­go­pod looks like it be­longs in a gym rather than be­neath your Nikon, but that coat­ing hides some clever fea­tures. A sin­gle twist-lock ex­ten­sion clamp au­to­mat­i­cally opens and closes all three leg sec­tions, mak­ing set-up a breeze. It’s also ca­pa­ble of sup­port­ing a rea­son­able 3.5kg load.

At the base is a smooth ball head with a knob that en­ables you to ad­just fric­tion and even lock the head com­pletely, and at­tached to this are three flip-out legs. If you shoot video, these can be un­screwed and re­placed with an op­tional pair of skate wheels so you can record smooth track­ing shots. Get a sec­ond set of wheels for the other end and the Mo­go­pod can even dou­ble as a dolly, though note that the op­tional ac­ces­sories don’t come cheap.

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