Tripods & Monopods
A monopod also referred to as a unipod is a single pole used to support a camera. The camera can be mounted directly to the top, however this limits it mobility to move horizontally, so some consider a head which allows the camera to swing 90 degrees for vertical compositions. Monopods are great for shooters on-the-go. A monopod also offers more flexibility over a tripod because you can move and sway it; you aren't locked into one location. Another great feature of the monopod is they are lightweight and collapsible. Tripods are three legged objects used to support and stabilize cameras. Unlike the monopod which requires you to hold it up, a tripod will stand on its own. Grab your tripod if you plan on shooting subjects that do not move like landscapes and cityscapes or when you don't plan on moving often. What you are shooting and how you plan to shoot will determine which one is better for your shooting needs.
Opteka applied their legendary craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering to create a unique professional tripod made for today's photographer/videographer. Compatible with most digital, film or video cameras. Follow the action and keep your horizons true, shot after shot. When you move your camera for a different view, you can reset it level in seconds. No more fussing with blurry pictures or tired arms! Learn More$29.95
The Opteka CFT80 tripod is a versatile 8x carbon fiber that uniquely folds to a ultra compact size. This is the perfect traveling companion for your DSLR or point and shoot camera. Learn More$99.95
Constructed from BA aluminum, the Opteka M900 can support up to 30 lbs making it ideal for any Digital SLR, medium format or professional video camcorder. The M900 features both a 1/4" and 3/8" threaded mount to accommodate any camera or head. Learn More$29.95
Opteka carbon fiber monopods are significantly lighter than standard aluminum models without compromising performance. Its 8x technology features eight layers of carbon designed to provide maximum strength and stability while keeping the monopod's weight to a minimum. Learn More$79.00
Carbon fiber and magnesium construction for lightness and rigidity.
Supports up to 19 pounds.
Adjustable legs for low angle shooting.
Bubble level and compass.
Total weight: 53.8 oz (Tripod 42.2 oz, Head 11.6 oz). Learn More$79.00
Opteka carbon fiber monopods are significantly lighter than standard aluminum models without compromising performance. Learn More$39.00
BA aluminum construction for strength and rigidity
Dual mounting screw allows you to attach any camera or any head directly to the monopod
5 sections with 36mm diameter legs and flip locks
High-density foam grip with wrist strap
Weight: 27.2 oz, Height: 71" Learn More$39.95
Follow the action and keep your horizons true, shot after shot. And, when you move your camera for a different view, you can reset it level in seconds. No more fussing with blurry pictures or tired arms. Learn More
Regular Price: $19.95
Now only: $14.95
This tripod is composed of aluminum alloy and high quality plastics with universal functions for years of smooth service. Weighing in just over a pound, you can carry the tripod with you everywhere you go! The well-designed head is easily matched with all kinds of cameras and camcorders. 3-Way Pan Head, 90 degree Vertical Platform, Gearless Center Column, 4 Section Aluminum Legs with Brace, Quick Release Leg Locks, Non-Slip Rubber Feet. Learn More$19.99
If you like taking pictures of yourself or pictures of friends and family that include yourself there's no substitute for the new Opteka X-ARM. The X-ARM is an easy-to-use extending handheld monopod. You attach your camera to the end of it (it screws into the tripod socket on the bottom of your camera), press the self-timer button, extend it, and say cheese. There's no simpler way for you to get in pictures. Learn More$14.95