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As any decent photographer or film-maker will tell you, a good tripod is essential for getting those scenic shots. The ability to set up anywhere, on any terrain and have maximum adaptability for the legs so you get the right, continuous angle is essential and not to be under-estimated. This tripod from Novo Mantis aims to do all of that and provide flexibility for whatever surface you’re mounting your tripod on.

The legs themselves are made of carbon fibre, giving you that lightness yet strength essential for when you’re lugging all your equipment all over the place. It comes in at 500g which is pretty light considering the fact that it can happily support 10 times more than that once you have it all set up. It also comes with a handy little soft carry case for it, even though the aviation grade aluminium it’s made from is anodised and scratch resistant. The legs are extendable (as you would expect!) and only require a quarter turn to release and tighten via rubber twist locks so, nice and quick, letting you get on with the work at hand in as little time as possible. The feet come ready to go with rubber, ball like feet but these can be removed to reveal spikes, giving you the option for sturdiness in soft ground. You can also fit hooves or larger spikes on the end of the legs as well if needed.

The top of the tripod legs can accommodate both ¼” and 3/8” threads and the MBH-25 Ball Head is fully adjustable to suit whatever angle you’re aiming for so, as long as your kit doesn’t weigh more than 5 Kg’s, it should be pretty solid with minimum effort. It also comes with a 5 year guarantee and other compatible accessories are available to purchase separately. RRP £114.90

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A well-made, strong yet light tripod, suitable for the vast majority of cameras out there.
  • Lightweight
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Adaptable
  • ¼” and 3/8” compatible
  • Some feet options beyond rubber and spike would have been nice to be included.