What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

We offer our picks for the best tripods available for less than £150

 

What are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

1. Manfrotto MK190X3 Tripod and 496RC2 Ball Head

 

What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

Manfrotto quality doesn’t have to be expensive, and this model building on the popular 190X range is friendly to both your photography and your bank balance. The ground level adapter on the 190X3 allows users to reach ultra-low shooting positions, making it useful for macro work, while the supplied 496RC2 ball head allows for precise 360° panoramic rotation and +/- 90° tilt movements. Able to take a maximum load of 6kg, this is a great all-round budget-friendly option. £135

 

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2. Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod – Black

 

What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

For the ultimate in compact stability, the Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod is a good bet. Abel to take weight payloads of up to 3kg, it’s a good choice for users of CSCs or entry-level DSLRs, and its three-way head features independent and ergonomic levers for precise pan, tilt and levelling control. The head also folds away when not in use, making the Compact Advanced Tripod easy to transport. £67

 

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3. Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminium Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head

 

What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

Combining flexibility and stability, the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 utilises a Multi-Angle Central Column system to allow users to reach a huge range of shooting angles in vertical and horizontal positions. The tripod also features camera vibration and shock control, as well as the SBH-100 fluid-like ball head with smooth locking knobs. £149

 

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4. Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod plus Ball and Socket Head

 

What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

When you need a tripod that isn’t a tripod, you get yourself a Gorillapod! Joby’s famous grippy camera support attaches to practically any surface, eliminating the need for flat ground, while its attached ball head features 360° panning and 90° tilt, with an adjustment knob to lock it into place. It also incorporates a spirit level to keep your horizons straight and can support up to 3kg of kit. £64.95

 

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5. Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod – Black

 

What Are the Best Budget Tripods?

 

The lightest tripod in the Manfrotto range, with a light price to match, the Compact Light Tripod can manage a maximum payload of 1.5kg and packs down to 38.8cm when transported. It’s perfect for your compact camera or CSC, and its built-in ball head with a single adjustment knob is perfect for quick positioning to ensure you don’t miss those fleeting moments. £39

 

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