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The best monopod in 2023

The best monopods give you extra support when using big telephoto lenses for extended periods, they can cut camera shake at slower shutter speeds in low light, and they are great for adding a little extra stability to video.

A tripod can be bulky and awkward to set up, while a monopod – though requiring a hand to steady it – is much quicker and easier to deploy. If you’re rapidly changing positions, or in an awkward space on uneven ground, it can be a lifesaver.