Carbon Fibre Tripods and Monopods

Everyone who is more serious about their photography knows the importance of stabilising the camera on a monopod or tripod in low light conditions. This allows you to reduce the vibration and achieve beautiful images without blur. Moreover, tripods and monopods are also useful when you have a heavy camera or a big lens because you can support the camera and relieve yourself from the burden. Carbon fibre has become a common material for tripods and monopods because it offers many benefits, thus greatly improving your photo experience.

Benefits of Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre is a lightweight, yet sturdy material that provides optimum portability for your monopod or tripod. Compared to aluminium, which was common before the wake of carbon fibre, such devices are half as heavy, absorb vibrations better and are easier to handle in cold weather.

Tripod and Monopod Types

The tripods and monopods can fall into different categories based on their structure. The one section models are the simplest tabletop devices that children could play around with when taking their first steps towards photography. Two-section tripods are also quite basic, while three-section devices are for more serious photographers. Four section tripods and monopods are very compact, as you can pack the legs away and they are typically from carbon fibre as well. You can also find telescopic tripods that have very long legs extending out of the tubes.

Tripod and Monopod Heads

The head of a tripod or a monopod is something that you could buy separately. You can buy a tripod or a monopod that has the base plate and mounting screw for an external head. The head is the attachment between the device and your camera and it determines how easy it is to handle your camera. The pan-tilt head monopods and tripods provide a high level one-handed control that most photographers require for quick small adjustments. Carbon fibre ball head camera tripods and monopods can move into any position, although they usually do not have the pan and tilt functions. Gimbal heads are perfect for wildlife photography because they support the heavy lenses used there by focusing on the centre of gravity.

Tripod or Monopod

When trying to decide whether to opt for a tripod or a monopod, there are several things to consider. If the space is limited or you travel a lot, you might be better off with a monopod that provides more convenience and independence. However, tripods are by far more stable than monopods and thus also more efficient. So, if you aim for extra stability, choose a tripod.