Tripods, Monopods, Mounts & Gimbals

Tripods & Monopods

Calling all professional photographers, find exceptional tripods and monopods at Cameraverse. We have high quality tripods and monopods for sale. Our sturdy tripods and monopods offer great control over positioning your camera.

What is a Tripod?

In photography, a tripod is a camera stand that is used to stabilize and elevate a camera, a flash unit, or other photographic equipment. All photographic tripods have three legs and a mounting head to secure the camera to the top. The mounting head usually includes a thumbscrew that attaches to the camera, as well as a mechanism to be able to rotate and tilt the camera when it is mounted on the tripod. Some tripods include non-removable heads, others are sold without heads. In addition to standard tripods, tripods have been produced from very small, such as table-top units to very large, such as a 10-foot tripod. Tripods are usually made from aluminum, carbon fiber, steel, wood or plastic. Wooden tripods often have a kind of double-legs which give them a great stability. Tripod legs are usually made to telescope, in order to save space when not in use. Photographers with heavy telephoto lens attachments use a tripod to stabilize their camera to get sharp images.

A travel tripod is one that has been designed to fit certain criteria including lightness and rigidity to give the photographer the freedom to travel and carry his tripod for extended periods. It must be small and light enough to be carried as hand baggage yet has enough strength to support a professional DSLR and fast telephoto lens.

What is a Monopod?

A monopod is essentially a one-legged tripod. It's a camera mount on top of a telescoping pole. Monopods are favored for light weight, for portability, and mainly for use in environments where tripods are too bulky. Some photographers use a one-legged telescoping stand (a monopod) for convenience in setup and breakdown instead of or to supplement a tripod. A monopod requires the photographer to hold the camera in place, but because the monopod reduces the number of degrees of freedom of the camera, and also because the photographer no longer has to support the full weight of the camera, it can provide some of the same stabilization advantages as a tripod. Naturally monopods are not as stable as tripods as a camera stand.

What are the Heads of a Tripod?

The head is the part of the tripod that attaches to the camera and allows it to be aimed. It may
be integrated with the tripod, or a separate part. There are generally two different types of heads
available.

• A ball head utilizes a ball joint to allow movement of all axes of rotation from a single point.
A 3-way pan-tilt head on a tripod, showing panoramic rotation, lateral tilt, and front tilt controls

• A pan-tilt head has separate axes and controls for tilting and panning

Have a look through our huge choice of tripods and monopods. These are an absolute must for photographers who want stability for video and still shots. You will find a complete selection here at Cameraverse and definitely the perfect one for you.