Looking for the best monopod for under 100 dollars? You have a lot of cheap monopods to choose from.
Whether you are shooting video, stills or both, it has a definite impact on how to answer this question.
Professional video monopods come with both a real fluid head and a 3-leg base. The cheapest ones are not under $100. They are little more than that. To make it easier for you I divided this post into two sections.
You're probably wondering why you would even need an adjustable head?
I covered that topic a bit in this article: Monopod Advice, but monopods without any possible adjustments to camera angle limits their versatility.
If you are shooting a fair amount of video, or if you will ever shoot at an upward or downward angle, you need to have an adjustable head on top of your monopod to improve its function. Otherwise you'll be very limited on how you use your monopod.
There are many good monopods out there in Monopodland, but I narrowed down to these because of the outstanding reviews they received by so many buyers.
I combine my own experiences with the experiences of as many other photographers as possible to form my opinions. I research the specifications and performance of cameras and accessories from a variety of sources.
The most informative source I've found is Amazon because they get so many more reviews from buyers than the other on line camera retailers.
Spending a little less on a monopod gives you a little room to purchase an optional ball head to give your monopod a little more functionality. You can go altogether without an adjustable head but you'll have to limit your angle quite a bit.
Sports photographers favor the simple monopods without adjustment heads so they can make lighting-fast reactions and re-positioning.
Here is a link to all of the top rated monopods on Amazon, many of them being under 100 dollars:Amazon Top Rated Monopods
How about getting a tripod and a monopod together? You can also own a tripod-monopod combination for under 100 dollars. You can explore variations of these here: Tripod-Monopod Combo.
There are a lot of choices for the best monopod for under 100 dollars. If you're looking to improve your photography and video capabilities, these affordable monopods are a worthwhile accessory to invest in.
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