The best monopod in 2024: portable support for telephotos and low light

In this guide

A woman in a park using one of the best monopods

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The quick list ↩
1. Best overall: 3LT Trent 2.0
2. Best design: SupaDupa Pro
3. Most versatile: MOZA Slypod Pro
4. Best tall: 3 Legged Thing Lance
5. Value: Vanguard VEO 2 CM-264
6. Best feet: iFootage Cobra 3
7. Compact: Manfrotto Element MII
8. Premium: Gitzo S2 Traveler
How to choose
How we test

The best monopods can provide you with extra support to help take the weight of big telephoto lenses for extended periods, they can cut camera shake at slower shutter speeds in low light, and they're great for adding stability to video. But while a monopod might seem like a very simple device, there is a huge range of different options on the market with different advantages and drawbacks.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at

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