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 Thursday, November 17, 2016
From Manfrotto:
 
Four stylish models suitable for different equipment configurations
 
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (November 17, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, announces the launch of the Manfrotto Windsor Collection, a stylish addition to their Lifestyle camera bag offering. The Windsor Collection features genuine leather trim, premium water-repellent fabric and metal details. The interior of each model is enhanced with a tartan pattern lining. This collection was designed for photographers who enjoy traveling in comfort while having their equipment within easy reach.
 
Key features:
 
  • Superb quality photography carrying solutions
  • Carry gear safely, comfortably and in timeless style on field trips
  • A variety of models to hold different equipment configurations
  • The perfect bags to explore with – even when not taking pictures
The new Collection caters to a variety of photographic styles:
 
  • The Manfrotto Windsor Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLRs – a perfect choice for field trips, this bag features a removable padded internal compartment which holds a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200 mm lens attached and two additional lenses. Equipment is always at hand through the quick-access side opening, so no shot is missed. All delicate essentials stay safe in the top compartment. The internal photography insert can be removed to turn what is a camera backpack into a traditional one. A padded compartment fits a 15” laptop and two adjustable leather straps on the front of the bag keep a tripod secured.
  • The Manfrotto Windsor Camera Reporter Bag for DSLRs is a shoulder bag designed to keep photography gear safe in flawless style. It fits a medium DSLR with a 24-70 lens attached, an additional 70-200 mm lens and up to two standard lenses. When photography is not on the agenda, it remains a perfect bag for everyday use. With plenty of pockets, it keeps personal items and a 13” laptop securely organized. It also features a hidden side pocket to store a water bottle and two adjustable leather straps on the front of the bag which can keep a tripod secured. An adjustable shoulder strap and shoulder pad provide additional comfort.
  • The Manfrotto Windsor Camera Messenger for Compact System Cameras comes in two sizes, Medium and Small. The Medium size fits a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200 mm lens attached and two to three additional lenses. A 15” laptop is kept safe in its own padded compartment. The Small size holds a Premium Compact System Camera with a 24/70 lens and two additional lenses. It features a safe compartment for a tablet. All personal items can be safely stored on the inside and outside zippered pockets. The adjustable shoulder strap and the shoulder pad provide additional comfort. A zippered top opening gives you the ability to access your gear in the fastest way possible.
All four models are engineered with internal dividers, providing maximum protection for photographic equipment and other electronic devices. Lenses and accessories are kept safe in the special protection areas at the heart of the bags. The dividers can easily be configured to accommodate varying photography equipment requirements.
 
Model #DescriptionMSRP
MB LF-WN-BPLifestyle Windsor Backpack$169.99
MB LF-WN-RPLifestyle Windsor Reporter$129.99
MB LF-WN-MMLifestyle Windsor Messenger M$139.99
MB LF-WN-MSLifestyle Windsor Messenger S$119.99

B&H carries the Manfrotto Windsor Camera Bag series.
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Post Date: 11/17/2016 4:44:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 18, 2016
From Manfrotto:
 
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 18, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, will debut their newest line of products at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo in Booth No. 555 from Oct. 20-22, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
 
Also on display will be the latest products from their affiliated brands: Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger, Xume Adapters, Bowens, Gossen, Metz and National Geographic Bags.
 
New products that will be featured include:
 
  • Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ family for Photo & Video: first-of-its-kind Full Fluid Base bringing fluidity to all three axes for the ultimate smoothness in an extremely compact solution, allowing hybrid functionality for still pictures and video footage.
  • Manfrotto Befree Live: the smallest, most versatile on-the-go video head & kits in the Manfrotto range to date.
  • Manfrotto Befree Colors: Four new colors with larger feet and a center column hook for added stability.
  • Manfrotto Advanced & Street Compact System Camera (CSC) Bags: five highly functional, lightweight and stylish bags designed to comfortably carry CSCs, compact DSLRs, lenses and equipment.
  • Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller Bag: a highly protective, stylish international carry-on bag perfect for traveling photographers and videographers.
  • Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1 Backpacks: three-in-one comfortable carrying solutions dedicated to commercial photographers & videographers on the go.
  • Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Collection: four stylish photography carrying solutions featuring genuine leather trim, premium fabric and metal details.
  • Manfrotto TwistGrip for Smartphones: the new, game-changing accessory for taking awesome smartphone images and videos.
  • Gitzo Systematic Tripods & Monopods: featuring new ultra-stable feet, this is the high-end choice for photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.
  • Xume Adapters: with a patented magnetic system, Xume Quick Release Adapters enable photographers to quickly and safely lock the required filter on a lens, exactly when they need it.
  • Metz: M400 Flash, announced at Photokina, is 30 percent smaller than traditional flashes and includes continuous adjustable LED and new easy-to-use interface.
  • Bowens Generation X: two new flash systems: XMT – an all-in-one battery unit for location lighting and XMS – engineered to be the go-to system for photographers who need a function-rich and completely reliable flash in the studio.
Live studio demonstrations of Manfrotto, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Bowens, Metz and Gossen will be happening each day by Manfrotto Ambassadors Tony Gale and Michel Leroy.
 
This year the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo will host the Lucie Technical Awards. The Manfrotto Pro Light RedBee-210 Backpack and Lastolite by Manfrotto Ezybounce Bounce Card have both been selected as 2016 finalists for the Camera Bag and Light Modifier categories, respectfully.
 
“Manfrotto continues to be the true innovator in the imaging accessory business,” said Adam Mirabella, President, Manfrotto Distribution USA. “At PhotoPlus, we’ll showcase products that professionals everywhere can count on like our XPRO series. You will also see products from us that speak to the CSC user, for professionals and hobbyists alike. In fact, we have a whole line of bags designed in Italy for the CSC photographer. In addition, we are shattering perceptions people have about smartphone photography by introducing cutting-edge support accessories like TwistGrip that take everyday images to new heights. And, we are announcing Manfrotto’s first travel video tripod kit – the Befree Live. Visit us in Booth No. 555 to see the future of imaging accessories!”
 
B&H carries Gitzo, Lastolite, Avenger, Xume Adapters, Bowens, Gossen, Metz and National Geographic Bags.
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Post Date: 10/18/2016 2:08:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 14, 2016
From Manfrotto:
 
Taking videography content creation wanderlust to a new level
 
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 13, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, launches Befree Live – the smallest, most on the go versatile video tripod and kits in the Manfrotto range. Befree Live will premier in the U.S. next week at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.
 
Key features include:
 
  • The most compact and lightweight high-quality video tripod kit
  • Intuitive and easy to use, rapid to set up, effortlessly versatile on the move
  • Reliable & stable Fluid Drag System to ensure the smoothest pan & tilt movement
  • Video head compatible with the existing Befree family of products
Befree Live meets all the needs of emerging CSC & DSLR content creator communities, including vloggers and mobile journalists. Suitable for both indoor and dynamic outdoor use, Befree Live follows video content creators on their exciting quests for ground-breaking discoveries, enabling them to always be prepared to capture amazing video footage with an extra focus on ease of use and portability with a minimalist design.
 
The new Manfrotto Befree Live foldable video tripod has all the quality characteristics that made the Befree line such a success. Among its distinguishing features, it boasts awesome fluidity on pan & tilt along with precise leveling. The pan bar is removable and foldable for easy portability. The tripod reliably supports a payload of 8.8 pounds, extends to a height of 59.4 inches and folds down to 16.5 inches. It weighs only 3.9 pounds and also features a sliding plate for use with a wide array of camcorders, CSCs and DSLRs. It has larger feet and a special hook for extra stability, regardless of where it is set up.
 
The Befree Live assortment also includes the Befree Live Fluid video head: the smallest fluid video head version available on the market. It provides reliable fluidity on pan & tilt, has a removable and foldable pan bar on a very compact head and is compatible with the existing Befree family, 290 Light and all 40mm diameter tripods.
 
The following models will be available this fall:
 
MVKBFR-LIVEUS – Befree Live Aluminum 4 Section Kit with Befree Fluid Head – $239.99
MVH400AHUS – Befree Live Fluid Video Head – $99.99
MK290LTA3-VUS – Befree Live Fluid Video Head with 290 Light Kit – $169.99
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case and Befree Live Video Head.
Posted to: Canon News,
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Post Date: 10/14/2016 6:08:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 26, 2016
From Manfrotto:
 
The new solution for the travelling professional:
 
  • International carry-on size roller bag for photo and video cameras
  • Fits gripped DSLR with attached 400/2.8 or 200-400/4 or 500/4 (detached)
  • Fully customizable dividers also fit Canon C100 w/ light stands inside
  • Manfrotto Camera Protection System absorbs shock and safeguards equipment
  • TSA-approved combination zipper lock
  • Strong, wear-resistant, weather-resistant protection
  • Comfortable handle, high-mileage replaceable wheel system
Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, presents the Pro Light Reloader – 55 Photo Roller bag, the new carry-on size camera roller designed to give professional photographers and videographers a highly protective, comfortable and stylish bag to travel and work with. The Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55 is built to carry typical pro DSLR camera sets (e.g. 3 bodies with 8 lenses), super-tele DSLR sets (e.g. 1 body with 400mm f/2.8 lens attached and 3 more lenses) & camcorder with lighting set (e.g. disassembled Canon C100 with 2 light kits). Fitting the standard for carry-on luggage for most airlines, it gives professionals the peace of mind of having their most valuable possessions near them at all times. When it’s time to shoot, the roller becomes a workstation, with gear and accessories visible and in easy reach.
 
The low profile design handle securely holds the bag, leaving more space for the kit. Inside the fully customizable Manfrotto Camera Protection System dividers provide shock absorption and vibration reduction with all configurations - from full day photo or video shoots to intercontinental assignments – or a personal photography adventure on the go. The outside of the bag is made of high quality, water-repellent Pro Light Rip-Stop nylon fabric, ensuring reliable protection from external shock & extreme weather conditions. The corners & bottom of the bag are carefully designed to resist wear. Large 84mm wheels ensure comfort and extensive mileage, and users can easily replace them when needed. A built-in TSA-approved combination zipper lock ensures a hassle-free travel experience through TSA partner airports.
 
The Pro Light Reloader-55 features independent padded pockets for 17” laptop & 10” tablet outside the equipment compartment, so they can quickly be taken out at security without opening the main zipper. The bag also carries a tripod and comes with a rain cover to keep its contents dry in the rainy season.
 
The Pro Light Reloader 55 is priced at $359.99.
 
B&H has the Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader 55 Camera Roller Bag in stock with free shipping.
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Post Date: 9/26/2016 2:55:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
From Digital Imaging Reporter:
 
August 23, 2016—Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto Distribution Inc., Lino Manfrotto +Co S.p.A., Mamiya America Corporation (MAC Group) and Benro Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., announced that they have resolved Manfrotto’s patent infringement lawsuit.
 
The lawsuit had been pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
 
Manfrotto and Lino Manfrotto had sued both MAC Group and Benro. They contended that Benro’s GoClassic and GoTravel tripods infringe Manfrotto’s U.S. Patent No. 6,164,843. That patent is for a photographic tripod providing support in various axes.
 
Consequently, MAC Group and Benro denied that their tripod products infringe the patent. Additionally, they countered that the Manfrotto patent was itself invalid.
 
Manfrotto is dismissing the litigation with prejudice. As a result, Benro and MAC Group have agreed not to import or sell the accused product in the United States until the expiration of the ’843 patent. The patent will expire on November 12, 2018. The terms of the settlement are otherwise confidential.
 
B&H carries Manfrotto and Benro tripods.
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Post Date: 8/24/2016 2:04:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (May 23, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, announces the launch of three new tripod bags: two versions which are 75cm long, padded and unpadded, and a smaller unpadded version which is 60cm long.
 
With the addition of these three latest models, the tripod bags range perfectly matches several Manfrotto photo tripods, including the latest 190Go! and 290 collections.
 
The asymmetric tapered shape allows photographers to store a tripod with the head attached. Tripod legs fit comfortably in the narrower end and extra space is allowed for the larger volume of the head at the wider end. Getting a tripod in and out of these bags is easy and quick due to the zipper which extends down to the full length of the bag, even where the head is stored. Each version features a strap for comfortable carrying on a shoulder.
 
The 75cm version is also available in the full-padded option. Thanks to the padding on the entire length of the bag, maximum protection of the tripod is guaranteed. The thermoform padding on the top also protects the tripod with head mounted.
 
Each bag is made with the highest quality materials: ballistic nylon that prevents the bag from tearing and abrasion, and an external coating that makes it protective and water-repellent.
 
The new tripod bags are now available nationwide:
 
Bag Model #MSRP
MB MBAG60N$29.99
MB MBAG75N$39.99
MB MBAG75PN$49.99

B&H carries the new Manfrotto tripod bags (links in table above).
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Post Date: 5/24/2016 7:58:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces the new generation compact LED lights for professional and advanced hobbyist videographers and photographers.
 
CROMA2, MICROPRO2 and SPECTRA2 offer the latest LED technology available (SMT - Surface Mount Technology) in a portable size, which guarantees images with perfect color rendition and improved optical efficiency.
 
These on-camera LED panels, powered by Litepanels, are part of the new ready to use Manfrotto LED lights.
 
CROMA2 AND MICROPRO2: COMPACT NEW LED TECHNOLOGY
A new range with the same design, the SMT LED panels embed innovative lenses, which have been specifically created for high efficiency and CRI (Colour Rendering Index).
 
The intensity of the LED devices can be controlled by the user - CROMA2 up to 900lux and MICROPRO2 up to 940lux. The colour temperature in CROMA2 can be regulated from 3100K to 5600K, which makes this device the perfect versatile LED panel to match the existing ambient lighting. MICROPRO2 is Daylight 5600K and permits the colour correction thanks to the diffuser and gel filter included in the pack.
 
CROMA2 and MICROPRO2 operate on six AA standard batteries, from mains through the included AC adaptor or on L-Type Li-ion batteries through the included battery adaptor.
 
Compact and powerful, thanks to the included ball head they can be used for both on camera as well as off camera use.
 
SPECTRA2: MINI BUT POWERFUL
The most compact LED Panel in the professional range - high efficiency in the palm of your hand. SPECTRA2 features the state-of-the-art LED SMT technology, which guarantees images with perfect colour rendition and flicker-free functionality.
 
SPECTRA2 is perfect for on camera use with the included new ball-head, as well as for off camera use.
 
The LED device is dimmable, capable of emitting 650lux, and provides a further increase in the light output thanks to the boost mode (+50%). The colour temperature of the LED Panel is Daylight 5600K but it can be changed thanks to diffusers and filter gels.
 
SPECTRA2 can operate on six AA standard batteries and offers, as optional, AC or L-Type Li-ion batteries adaptors.
 
These new powerful and compact Manfrotto LED lights guarantee best performance with a high quality light. CROMA2, MICROPRO2 and SPECTRA2 represent the top range of on-camera units.
 
B&H has the Manfrotto CROMA2, MICROPRO2 and SPECTRA2 on-camera LEDs in stock.
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Post Date: 1/19/2016 6:09:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 11, 2015
December 2015 – Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces the launch of a new compact and foldable Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce Bounce Card. Specially designed for beginner and advanced hobbyists who like to take pictures of people and events, such as a wedding or a party with friends, this bounce card helps to create a softer light towards the subject and thanks to its small size it can be carried in a shirt’s pocket.
 
ADAPTABLE AND IMPACT RESISTANT
The new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce fits all standard flashguns available on the market. It features a secure fixing system with a silicon strap to securely attach the card to the flashgun and is made from impact resistant ABS (glass re-enforced plastic) to stand up to different types of crashes.
 
SMALL AND PORTABLE
The expandable surfaces allow different configurations and a multiple usage of the Bounce Card: when in use it can create soft light towards the subject and can also redirect the light of your flashgun (for example, on the ceiling when used indoors).
 
With a wide white surface for maximum reflection when opened (18x19cm), the new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce collapses to a third of its original size when closed (11x7cm). You can bring your card anywhere and store it in a small pocket.
 
Make unique your event pictures with a soft and surprising light thanks to the new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce.
 
B&H carries the Lastolite EzyBounce Bounce Card.
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Post Date: 12/11/2015 10:26:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 2, 2015
From Manfrotto:
 
Manfrotto, the world leader in photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces Lastolite By Manfrotto, a Co-Branding project that will involve Lastolite’s entire range of products. This co-branding will promote the cross selling between the products and will lead to a better shopping experience for customers thanks to the new packaging with a renewed look and feel. Lastolite by Manfrotto products will have the Manfrotto quality guarantee.
 
The First Two New Products Under the New Rebranding
 
Lastolite by Manfrotto starts this co-branding process with the launch of two new products, perfect for portrait photography: EZYBOX SPEED-LITE 2 and the PERSPECTIVE BACKGROUNDS.
 
Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite 2
 
Fulfilling the daily needs of hobbyists and professional photographers, the Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 is an improved version of the existing Ezybox Speed-Lite. The New Ezybox Speed-Lite 2, light and easy to use, is suitable for on and off camera use. With removable internal and external diffusers, it represents the best small and compact solution (22x22cm) for the photographer who needs peerless softness of light.
 
A new silicon strap and ratchet knob enables to adjust the strap tension according to the flashgun, ensuring a secure fit. Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 is easy to set-up and collapse, and to store away thanks to the new folding mechanism. The product is packed in a color carton box with images that illustrate the product’s use.
 
Lastolite Perspective Backgrounds
 
The top selling Lastolite by Manfrotto collapsible background range, is now implemented by 3 NEW PERSPECTIVE BACKGROUNDS - Stone Steps/Winter Trees, Stone Archway/Grecian Steps and Evening Street/Ivy Archway, making the range the best portable solution for set up’s in studio or outdoor’s portrait photography. New inspirational options: one background with a double side, providing a double source of inspiration for your scene portraits.
 
The Perspective Backgrounds can be attached directly to the Magnetic Background Support System, designed for collapsible backgrounds and are easy to store thanks to its practical blue bag.
 
B&H has the following gear available for preorder:
 
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Post Date: 11/2/2015 8:47:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Manfrotto has released two new sliders aimed squarely at the DSLR video market.
 
Both the 2' and 3.3' versions feature eight high-precision steel ball bearings, high quality machined sufaces and high performance polymer wheels to ensure smooth and relable movement. Both sliders can also be purchased in a kit form with the Manfrotto 500 fluid head paired with the 2' slider and the 502 fluid head paired with the 3.3' version.
 
B&H carries the new Manfrotto sliders and kits.
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Post Date: 10/14/2015 10:09:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 9, 2015
From Manfrotto:
 
Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, launches the new PIXI EVO, the brand new mini tripod to join the PIXI family. Enthusiast and hobbyist photographers who are deeply engaged in their passion and are looking for a lightweight portable solution will ?nd in this tripod an extremely versatile, sturdy support for larger lenses. PIXI EVO perfectly ?ts their needs thanks to a rich feature set that provides ?exibility of use, robustness and great variety of framing.
 
Flexibility of Use
 
PIXI EVO tripod boasts 2 different leg angles with a sliding selector, enabling users to shoot ground level images. Indeed another great innovation is its two-section legs, adjustable in 5 different steps adapting to non-level surface the footprint. Passionate photographers can now take their low light, landscape and architecture pictures with the maximum stability.
 
Variety of Framing and Robustness
 
With PIXI EVO photographers can set their inspiration free thanks to the alternative to shoot also in portrait mode, allowing the camera to tilt to 90° to capture incredible images, while ensuring great stability and precision for accurate pictures.
 
Moreover, PIXI EVO supports a wide range of devices up to 2.5Kg/5.5lbs. So, photographers can easily use longer and larger lenses for their shoots. However, it remains extremely lightweight thanks to its Adapto and aluminium construction and can be easily carried anywhere without ever feeling cumbersome.
 
PIXI EVO is yet another example of the careful attention Manfrotto pays to photographers’ needs, always looking to provide them with reliable, high-quality tools to support their passion.
 
Available in three colours: black, white and red-anthracite.
 
B&H has the Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripods available for preorder.
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Post Date: 10/9/2015 6:30:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 9, 2015
From Manfrotto:
 
The new Off road Hiker 20L has been specifically designed for hiking and photography with quick side-access to your camera. Thanks to the Manfrotto Protection System, the removable camera case is highly protective.
 
It holds a mid-size DSLR with kit lens and an additional lens. The backpack converts into a total hiking backpack by unzipping the internal divider and removing the camera bag. The innovative camera strap featured on the front of the backpack allows the camera to be kept secure on the chest when it is carried, avoiding neck strain.
 
The bag has been designed with high-quality premium materials and careful attention to ergonomics and comfort.
 
The Off Road Hiker 20L Backpack is available now at authorized retailers for a suggested retail price of $159.99.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Off Road Hiker 20L Backpack.
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Post Date: 7/9/2015 9:54:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 – Manfrotto, world leader in the photography and imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces the launch of the new XPRO Ball Head. Designed for passionate, advanced hobbyist photographers and experienced professionals, the new XPRO Ball Head completes the XPRO Heads range that is dedicated to the new 190 and 055 tripods.
 
It ensures three features essential to photographers: extreme precision, thanks to its Triple Locking System; portability, with a hard-wearing magnesium body; simplicity and convenience, thanks to its 200PL and Top Lock camera plates.
 
PRECISION
Introducing a new sphere lock mechanism, and triple locking system, the XPRO Ball Head is a state of the art head in the Manfrotto ball heads range. The triple locking system guarantees the camera position stability and avoids drifting. It consists of three wedges which apply pressure to the sphere to lock it in position, as the ball lock lever is rotated. The new polymer rings mean that photographers can count on extreme accuracy, and together with the sphere’s PTFE treatment the head ensures smooth, accurate and less jerky camera movement. The innovative sprung system means that, should the lever butt against something during the locking movement, it is possible to pull the lever and rotate to avoid any interference and reposition so it is ready for use. Finally, the levelling bubble helps the user level compositions precisely reducing post-production work.
 
PORTABILITY
Its magnesium alloy body, together with the new hollow sphere, enables the XPRO Ball Head to guarantee high payload performance while maintaining an extremely light structure. It weighs a mere 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs), but can support up to 10kg (22 lbs) of payload.
 
SIMPLICITY & CONVENIENCE
To match various needs, the XPRO Ball Head comes in two plate versions, each with a specific plate. The 200PL is the most common Manfrotto plate: its compact size and lightweight aluminium construction allow it to stay constantly attached under the camera – ideal for advanced hobbyists who are looking for a practical, easy to use product. The Top Lock is an innovative solution for experienced professionals, who need to feel totally secure even when using heavy and expensive high-end camera gear. The XPRO Ball Head is available in two versions that are distinguishable by the coloured finish on their magnesium body: the black version comes with the 200PL, while the grey version comes with the safe and rapid Top Lock System, the MSQ6PL (Arca-Swiss compatible) plate. The new XPRO Ball Head’s design follows the iconic new styling that unites Manfrotto’s entire offering for advanced hobbyists and professionals – while boasting groundbreaking technology, further proof of Manfrotto’s commitment to research and development.
 
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Manfrotto XPRO Ball Heads are available now from authorized resellers. The Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head with 200PL Quick-Release System retails for an MSRP of $149.88 while the MHXPRO-BHQ6 XPRO Ball Head with Top Lock Quick-Release System retails for an MSRP of $199.88.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Heads.
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Post Date: 6/23/2015 5:34:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 15, 2015
From Manfrotto:
 
Manfrotto is making a huge splash at NAB this year with the launch of our newest product, the Digital Director, the first workflow management processor for iPad, Apple Certified. Come check it out at our booth C6025 April 13th - 16th! This is a brand new, one of a kind product that could revolutionize the way photographers and videographers operate their entire workflow; from the setup to taking the shot and all the way to post production and sharing thanks to the Apple Certified Interface. Simply control the key camera parameters such as the exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, manual focus, white balance and more all from the iPad.
 
Once all of the parameters are set, feel free to use the interactive focus and digital zoom right on the iPad as well to get the precise focus point of your subject. This is taking the weakest part of the camera, the LCD screen, and enlarging it with greater resolution to ensure before taking a shot your focus is spot on. There is also a focus peaking filter which will highlight focused profiles on the image for additional clarity. When you are ready, press the shutter release button on the iPad to take your shots! Then, use the app to take images straight from your camera and instantly download them to view, edit or share via social media or email.
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Digital Director. Manfrotto is dedicated to continuously improving the app and adding more and more features! Coming soon, accessories will be made available including items such as cases and sun hoods, as well as a version for the iPad mini.
 
B&H has the Manfrotto Digital Director available for preorder.
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Post Date: 4/15/2015 6:02:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 10, 2015
April 9, 2015 – Manfrotto is proud to announce the launch of the XPRO Geared Head. The new 3-way tripod head is designed for amateur and hobbyist photographers who require precise composition adjustments via geared movements, including macro, landscape and architectural photography.
 
Portability
For passionate photographers requiring precision, especially on location, this head designed by Manfrotto weighs only 750 g (1.65 lbs), but can support up to 4kg (8.8 lbs) of payload. Its Adapto body, a strong and rigid technopolymer, makes this head the most precise, lightweight head that Manfrotto has ever created. This allows landscape and architectural photographers to achieve their images on-location with less bulk than ever before.
 
Framing precision
Thanks to the XPRO Geared Head’s patent pending micrometric knobs, photographers can achieve their desired composition and refine their selections along a single axis faster than traditional ball heads. The geared movement of the head allows precise, micro step framing on all three axis, with confirmation via the three included bubble levels, one for each axis. The newly designed rotating knobs ensure ergonomic comfort even during extensive usage. Moreover, if the photographer doesn’t need to make fine adjustments, the axis locking system may be loosened with the Quick Movement levers, allowing for free movement along the axis.
 
Convenience
By using one of the most common photographic plates in the world, the 200PL, the new XPRO Geared Head is compatible with Manfrotto’s most popular ball and 3-way tripod heads including the XPRO 2-Way fluid head, XPRO 3-Way head and 496RC2 ball head. This strikes the perfect balance between quick setup and savings: one plate is always attached to the camera, ready to be used in any situation with whatever photo or video support the photographer has on location.
 
Made in Italy
The new XPRO Geared Head is designed and manufactured in Italy. Utilizing premium materials and advanced engineering processes, the new XPRO Geared Head features a 10 year Canadian warranty.
 
The new Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way Geared Head will be available in Canada in late April at the suggested retail price of $259.95.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto XPRO Geared 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 4/10/2015 6:55:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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