Giottos QU405 U-Pod Mini Tripod
The Giottos QU405 isn't just an excellent mini-tripod, it can also be used as a slave flash stand or mini monopod. While it only weighs 11 ounces, it can support an impressive 11 pounds of gear, allowing it to be used with many DSLR and lens combos. Three legs keep it stable and allow for shooting from a height of just 2.2 inches, or the center column can be added for a height of 17.3 inches. You also have the option to remove the legs and just use the center column as a camera grip or mini monopod. It folds down to 11 inches making it a bit larger than our other picks.