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Our Top Tripods

Top 3 Video Tripods

Video Tripods are designed to be stable, smooth experiences with balance plates and levels for getting that amazing pan shot. The most important thing to consider is what video camera or spotting scope is going to be attached, as if the equipment is too heavy for its head you risk damaging it, resulting in jerky movement.

Spotting scopes are used commonly with video heads. The experience is easier than trying to juggle tilt with a ball head.


The Celestron Trailseeker is a feature standard out at its price range. It has a clutch controlled fluid head with a, flexible legs with 3 set angles and a built-in compass. The head control is Arthritis friendly and has been enlarged for ease of use.

Maximum payload of 4 kilograms.

A new product from Orion, it's inexpensive and very well built. It has an adjustable quick release plate for better balance, a hook in the centre for keeping it stable in strong winds as well as having a quick release lock, so there is no way your equipment can come loose from the tripod by mistake (or if you have small children who like to play).

Maximum payload of 5 kilograms.

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A super light video tripod for work in the field. With a 10 year warranty as well as a fluid pan head it's easy to see why it's a very popular tripod.

The legs are waterproof and with the help of Manfrotto spares, every part of the tripod is replaceable. It's ideal for independent content creators or with small spotting scopes.

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This tripod is designed to support heavy gear such as video cameras, spotting scopes and more. It features a carbon fibre fork leg design, rubber feet with optional spikes, lockable base and one-touch leg adjustment.

The head is sitting on a half-dome to make levelling quick and painless and can be used with either the left or right hand. Speed of movement is fully adjustable as well as the balance.

Top 3 Photography Tripods

Photography Tripods generally come with a Ball Head or a 3 Way Head for quickly changing from Portrait to landscape and to adjust for a straight horizon line, every-time.

They come in full size and travel variants depending on what style of photography you do and are often designed to work well with photography backpacks.


A feature rich, budget, strong tripod that holds most entry level DSLR's and compact cameras. It has a long list of features including a removable centre column for macro and low angle photography, a flexible leg adjustment system that allows the legs to go to any angle as well as a strong, metal ball head.

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This product from Joby is worth a mention. Featuring top-tier build quality, the tripod can hold any DSLR and lens with ease. Having flexible legs, it's possible to wrap the tripod around branches, trees, and poles for all kinds of different perspectives you can't do with a conventional tripod.

It also means it's fantastic for travel, as it's only 700g and currently is the lightest tripod we sell that can take professional level cameras.

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This tripod is small and compact while having tons of features and works well with Vanguard's Veo Range of camera bags. It won a Good Design award in 2019 for it's cleaver use of space and list of features.


This tripod was designed by photographers and lots of feedback was incorporated into the new 2S models. The Rubber texture on every part of the tripod you touch to the smartphone adapter to the built in monopod are features that keeps Vangaurd's Veo range top of the mid-range compacts. The Veo 2s range comes with different sizes depending on your gear weight.

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It's been around for years and is still reliable. This tripod is for people who need dependability and strength and is ideal for studio or landscape photography.
Quick power locks with high-locking power guarantees maximum camera stability, 9kg payload to take even the heaviest of gear and a 90-degree shooting position for unlimited creativity.

Works with most of Manfrotto's Tripod ecosystem including the link accessory arm. (not included). A wide range of heads can be used with this tripod so you can tailor it to how you shoot.


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