I have never owned a tripod as I have always thought they were cumbersome looking. Being easily frustrated I thought it might get thrown in the trash. Since becoming a member of this site and the fact I like to shoot action in low light, conditions it seems I have no choice a fence post car bonnet is no longer an option. Lightness/weight is critical as I feel like a pack mule already. I don't think a mono pod will suffice but happy to here opinions. what are the options?