I have a tripod and Monopod (which has optional folding feet that can be extracted from the base if I'm in a pinch for a steadier mount).
The downside of my tripod is that it's heavy and lots of places don't like you using them. My Monopod is great and I can get away with using it almost anywhere but it's heavy and I had to modify it to be able to carry it with a shoulder strap without having to put it in a bag (taking it in and out of a bag gets slow and ridiculous). Why Manfrotto think you want to carry it in your hand all the time is a mystery to me.
Anyway I was thinking the Gorilla Pod might be a solution but then again maybe not. Reviews I've read have been mixed.
I'll be mounting a medium size DSLR camera on it, probably with a battery grip attached and a short to medium length Zoom, maybe with a flash but I could always fire that remotely. The total weight is going to be under 3KG so I shouldn't need the sturdier "Focus" model.
Any thoughts? Oh, I'd probably get their light weight ball mount with it if I got the Pod. http://joby.com/gorillapod/ballhead
(Posted from my phone so forgive any typos 😇)
Edited by Rebel, 08 October 2015 - 04:26 AM.