Tripods & Monopods for all types of uses and budgets. Let us help you find the perfect tripod for your needs!

A tripod is a three-legged frame that is used to stabilize a camera. A monopod is a single pole that is used to support a camera. Neither should ever be substituted for the other, and any serious photographer will have both a monopod and a tripod.

Both have benefits in different types of photographic situations. For example, a tripod is best suited to most situations, and most photographers. You will need a tripod when you need to keep the camera exceptionally still..

A Monopod is much more lightweight (but lacks the full stability); and is handy for sports photography or travel.


Mini Tripods & Selfie Sticks

The best mini tripods give you all the stability you need, at a fraction of the bulk and the cost.

While larger tripods can support more weight and come with more professional features, a mini tripod can often slip into a pocket or small bag, and will weigh barely a few hundred grams.This can provide users of smaller shooting setups with all sorts of creative advantages.

Selfie Sticks

Mini Tripods

Travel Tripods

Any tripod is a travel tripod if you are willing to travel with it, but some tripods are designed to fold up into a compact package that, in some cases, can fit into a carry-on bag. They are also designed to be lighter than their full-sized counterparts.

In general, they do not extend to the same heights as full-sized tripods, so get ready to bend over while shooting.

Other than those features, the travel tripod is basically the same as any other three-legged camera support.

Professional Tripods

An excellent tripod lasts a lifetime.

Every photographer must have gone through the phase of getting a cheap tripod and soon realizing that it does not fit their needs.

While cheap tripods can support a DSLR or a mirrorless camera with the kit lens, they can get overwhelmed once you attach a battery grip, flashguns, LED lights, and other accessories.

Tripods for Spotting Scopes

With higher magnifications the slightest vibration can cause image shake resulting in a blurry view, so when using the spotting scope, you’ll need a tripod to make sure you get the clarity and detail. You can also mount your spotting scope on a table, stand or any other platform. But a tripod will definitely allow you to enjoy your scope’s full potential truly.

All of our spotting scopes come with a standard tripod mount, which can be used with nearly any tripod on the market. Please get in touch with any questions, we are here to help and guide you with your purchase so that you feel confident in your choice whether it be for you or a gift for someone lucky!

Budget / Low-Cost Tripods


Stabilizer for DSLR or Camcorder

Tripod Heads

Tripod Adapters

Quick Release Plates (Spare Parts)

About us

Coast Photo has a long history, Est. September 1985, we started as a basic photo lab.

We are your imaging specialists. Offering an expansive range of products and services.

Located in the beautiful holiday destination of Ōrewa, which lies on the Hibiscus Coast; We have been providing the highest quality printing and customer service for many years. We are committed to providing personal attention and a wide range of products. We pride ourselves on our quality.

Call in to Coast Photo, and join the many who depend on us for outstanding quality, excellent value and exceptional customer service. We have the enthusiasm, knowledge, expertise and experience to guide you in-store, over the phone or via email.

Our equipment has constantly upgraded over the years, keeping us at the forefront of professional quality standards.

Come and see us for all your orders from printing to scanning, photo restoration, copying and anything photographic related.

Why choose us?

We provide quality work, exceptional service and value.

We’re here for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated staff are experts.

We are available by phone, email and in-store of course! – We are a locally owned and operated business.

Our point of difference, We are an experienced team of Photo Imaging Specialists with a broad knowledge of all things photographic, with local and honest advice to guide you with all of your imaging needs. Est: 1985

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