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Best Monopods

Updated December 2018
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    A monopod is a single-legged tripod for photographers who need to capture action. They excel at sporting events or when shooting nature. Monopods are also great for low-light/no-flash shots, like taking pictures in a museum. They help stabilize your camera to eliminate blurring, especially for longer exposure times. Some can even double as a selfie stick. The best monopods are lightweight, durable, and retract to be easily portable. A rubber foot will reduce slipping on floors, but a spike is more effective when outdoors. The 2 most important considerations are how far you need your monopod to extend and how much weight it can support. Worthwhile options include a wrist strap, a soft grip, and a bubble level so you know when the angle is perfect.

    The team that worked on this review
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      Devangana
      Web Producer
    • Katie
      Katie
      Editorial Director
    • Kyle
      Kyle
      Writer

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