Tripods and Monopods

Tripods and Monopods

Stability and precision are a must as a videographer or photographer.

Professional camera tripods and monopods are a must forphotographers and videographers who strive for stability and precision in their work. These sturdy and versatile accessories provide a stable foundation for cameras, allowing photographers to capture sharp and clear images even in challenging shooting conditions.

With adjustable legs and height, professional camera tripods offer flexibilty and adaptability, enabling photographers to position their cameras at various angles and heights. This is particulary useful for capturinf unique perspectives or achieving the perfect composition. Additionally, tripods and monopods help reduce camera shake, resulting in sharper images, especially when shooting in low light or using longer exposure times.

Their light weight and robust designs make them highly portable, allowing photographers to carry them easily on location shoots or during travel. Whether capturing landscapes, portraits, or action shots, professional camera tripods and monopods are indispensable tools for any photographer looking to elevate their quality of work.

Here’s of few of my picks.

SmallRig AD-01 Video Tripod, 73″ Heavy Duty Tripod with 360 Degree Fluid Head and Quick Release Plate

**For DSLR, Camcorder, Cameras 3751

Amazing tripod for price and complete gamechanger with quick release plate and very light weight


About $170 bucks

Check it out here: Tripod Quick Release


  • 【Dual-Mode Quick-Release Plate Mount】The fluid head is compatible with two modes of quick-release plates – Mode for DJI RS 2/RS3/RS3 PRO, and for Manfrotto. This dual-mode mount design allows you to switch between the two quick-release plate. Equip with quick release plate for Manfrotto(standard mode), fitted with 1/4″-20 screws and 3/8-16″ screws, making the video head compatible with most cameras.
  • 【Stable and Adjustable Tripod】Professional heavy duty aluminum double-tube tripod with built-in bubble level, high-strength aluminum alloy double-row tubes and 75mm bowl bottom, which can provide better stability for the video tripod. The adjustable height of the travel tripod is: 85-186cm/33-73in, and the maximum load is: 8KG/17LBS.
  • 【Professional Fluid Head】Built-in damping and balancing system enable 360° horizontal and +90°/-75° vertical movements.The camera fluid head adopts side-pressed quick release, which can be unlocked by pushing the side button to realize the quick disassembly and installation of the camera.
  • 【Expandability and Easy to Storage】There are three 1/4”-20 threaded holes on the tripod bracket to meet your various needs for expanding external devices such as monitors, video lights, and magic armm etc. The quick release plate has a built-in wrench, and the storage is equipped with a handbag for easy storage.
  • 【Package Includes】1 x heavy-duty fluid head tripod,1 x carrying bag, 1 x quick release plate for Manfrotto, 1 x 1/4”-20 screw, 1 x 3/8″-16 screw,1 x user manual.

74″ Pro Video Tripod with Fluid Head, All Metal Heavy Duty QR Plate Compatible with DJI RS Gimbals Manfrotto, Flexible 360° Pan&+90°/-75° Tilt

About $210 bucks

Check it out here: Pro Video Tripod

  • 【Professional Fluid Head Tripod】This top notch video tripod comes with fluid drag head that features built in damping and balance design. The tripod head enables flexible camera movement: 360° pan & +90°/-75° tilt. Its 75mm diameter bowel shaped base and head locking handle allow the head to slightly move up and down to fit uneven ground, and the included bubble level helps keep the horizon straight. The detachable handle offers extra flexibility to operate
  • 【Adjustable Pan/Tilt Fluid Drag】The professional fluid head is designed with two separate devices to control how much friction there is when panning or tilting the head. Use the side damping knob to adjust the fluid drag of tilt movement, or rotate the bottom ring to change the fluid drag in pan axis, so as to allow smooth shots free of shake and vibration. Rotate them clockwise to increase damping effect and rotate counterclockwise to decrease
  • 【Dual Mode Quick Release Plate Design】 The fluid head has two QR modes, compatible with DJI RS2 RS3 RS3 PRO gimbal and Manfrotto 501PL quick release plates respectively. Compared to the traditional slide in structure, you can press the quick release plate directly from the top of the fluid head and lock it in 1s, as well as quickly release the plate via the side release button, more efficient and convenient to switch between tripod and gimbal shooting
  • 【35″-74″ Easy Tripod Height Adjustment】With 3 sections of telescopic tripod legs and quick flip locks, the tripod can be easily adjust in height from 35″/89cm to 74″/189cm. Its maximum load capacity reaches up to 22lb/10kg, capable of supporting DSLR cameras, camcorders, and many other devices. The tripod head also has a 1/4″ threaded screw hole to mount monitor, LED video light, magic arm, and other compatible devices
  • 【Super Stable Camera Tripod】Each tripod leg consists of two connected aluminum alloy tubes for better stability. A spread lever in the middle helps keep the tripod legs in place. Equipped with anti slip rubber tripod pads, the tripod offers stable filming support on different types of ground

Benro SLIM Carbon Fiber Lightweight Travel Tripod Kit

(This one is one of my favorite, so light!)

About $150 bucks

Check it out here: Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod

  • Slim profile shoulder – allows for the tripod legs to be more compact when folded.
  • Anodized aluminum twist locks – only require a quick half turn to lock and unlock.
  • Arce-Swiss style camera plate – Blue anodized aluminum Arce-Swiss style quick release plate with a d-ring 1/4″-20 camera screw.
  • Lightweight magnesium shoulder – features 3 leg positions and each leg can be positioned individually for uneven terrain.
  • Removable single action Billhead – Oversized ratchet style lock knob for easy operation and a panoramic scale.

Benro KH26P Video Tripod with Head, 11lb Payload, Continuous Pan Drag, Anti-Rotation Camera Plate

About $265 bucks

Check it out here: Tripod with rubber feet and 11lb payload

  • Continuous Pan Drag – Control the amount of tension while panning left to right for smooth and stable movement while recording.
  • Carrying Case Included – A padded soft case in included for transport and storage.
  • Improved Camera Plate – Features 2 spring loaded anti-rotation pins which prevent any camera rotation around the camera screw. These are specifically designed for smaller mirrorless or HDSLR cameras. They are spring loaded for convenience when using larger cameras.
  • Supports up to 11 lb – Ideal for compact digital video cameras, HDSLRs, and still cameras with long lenses.
  • Retractable Spiked Feet – The spiked feet are built in and can be accessed while recessing the rubber feet.


Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Camera Tripod kit, Aluminium Travel Tripod, Lever Lock, with 3-Way Fluid Head

**For Photo and Video, Vlogging Equipment, with Carry Bag

About $280 bucks

Check it out here: Manfrotto Tripod with Fluidhead

  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOTO/VIDEO TRIPOD KIT IN AN ULTRACOMPACT SIZE: For travel photography and videography, the maximum performance and versatility in an all-in-one compact support.
  • FLUID DRAG SYSTEM BOTH ON PAN AND TILT MOVEMENTS: For full shooting precision and versatility and the smoothest level of control, to frame and film as accurately as possible
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ARCA-SWISS AND MANFROTTO 501PL VIDEO PLATE: For photo and video applications, intuitive setup, safe shooting and filming even with heavy equipment
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ARCA-SWISS AND MANFROTTO 501PL VIDEO PLATE: For photo and video applications, intuitive setup, safe shooting and filming even with heavy equipment
  • OPTIMAL COMBINATION OF PORTABILITY, SOLIDITY AND EASY SET-UP: Fast camera tripod adjustment with the ergonomic selectors, secure locking levers and a core which ensures maximum sturdiness in 15.75 inc

Manfrotto Video Monopod XPRO+, Camera and Video Support Rod with Video Head, 4-Section in Aluminium with Fluid Base

**Photography Accessories for Content Creation, Video, Vlogging

This one is the big cheese of monopods!! Designed so well you won’t want to use anything else!

About $350 bucks

Check it out here: Manfrotto Monopod

  • UNI Safety Payload means your gear is safer than ever. We updated how we measure payload for this product. Content on this page may differ from that on the box you receive; detail here is correct
  • FLUID MOVEMENTS: The FLUIDTECH base allows for fluid 3D movement, pan, tilt and swivel, with maximum smoothness and a wider range of perspectives
  • PORTABLE: The three extractable feet make the monopod extremely portable when folded and allow you to carry it anywhere
  • ANTI-ROTATION RESISTANCE: New D-shaped aluminium tubes improve anti-rotation resistance, especially following rapid movements by the videographer
  • PERFECT FILMING: Power Quick Lock forcefully locks the lever on the flat side of the monopod tube, eliminating unwanted jerky movements

Benro A48T Classic Aluminum Monopod with Flip Locks, 3-Leg Base, and S6PRO Video Head

**This one is my favorite for the price, and light weight

About $240 bucks

Check it out here: Benro Monopod

  • A48FD Classic Aluminum Video Monopod – S6 PRO Flat Base Fluid Video Head – QR6PRO Quick Release Plate – Carrying Case – Benro 3 Year Limited Warranty (Additional 2 Year with Online Registration)
  • Pan & tilt lock, continuous pan & tilt drag
  • 6-step counterbalance (0-5), illuminated bubble level
  • Two 1/4″-20 accessory mounts for attaching monitor arms or audio recorders directly to the head
  • This allows you to attach accessories without needing a cage or rig to do so

In conclusion, finding a tripod or monopod that is a right for you depends on the material such as aluminum or carbon fiber, or choosing a fluid-head movement, the portability, the rubber base, the quick release plate, etc. There are alot of different features but for me, I like a light weight and quick release so I can grab my camera on the fly.

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