Monopods are versatile camera supports that are an attractive alternative to the traditional tripod if you’re an outdoors or travelling photographer and value a support that is compact, yet offers a high level of stability.
Supporting your camera with a monopod means you free yourself from carrying the weight of the camera, which will give far better results than hand-held shooting, but because they’re not fixed like tripods are, monopod users can freely point there camera in different directions with ease and smoothness. This flexibility makes monopods favoured by sports photographers using long lenses, wildlife photographers and you’ll often seem them used in press photography scrums and at catwalk fashion shows when space is an issue.
Just like tripods, monopods come in all sorts of shapes and carrying capacities; from light and highly compact monopods for small mirrorless (CSC) cameras or a small DSLR, to larger and more sturdy monopods with firm bases that are designed for medium format cameras or high-end DSLRs with long lenses attached.
At Park Cameras we stock a massive selection of monopods from all the leading manufacturers, which you can buy online or visit our expert staff in one of our two showroom stores for honest buying advice.