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Manfrotto Q6 Top Lock Quick-Release System

Manfrotto has introduced a line of magnesium-alloy ball heads that feature the Q6 Top Lock Quick-Release. The company that has made myriad quick releases and plates has decided to put its own spin on the classic Arca Swiss format.

Magnus Tripods Offer Support and Versatility

Offering versatility and a wide breadth of designs and functionality, Magnus Tripods are support systems that provide an array of options to suit many photographic applications. Ranging from small tabletop tripods to full-size models, these tripods are well situated for use with most consumer-grade cameras, and provide functionality to match any working scenario.

Holiday 2012: Family Pictures in Low Light

As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to get your game on, in terms of all those family photos you will be taking. Getting little Junior to smile and Uncle Harry to pay attention may be the most difficult aspects of creating a shareable family shot, but there are some technical elements surrounding quality holiday photography that we should discuss now.

Holiday 2012: Video Gifts and Gear

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.

Acratech Updates the GV2 Ball Head / Gimbal Head with a Quick Release Lever Clamp

Since introducing its Ultimate Ball Head in 2001, Acratech has continued to design innovative new ball heads that are lightweight, sturdy and ideal for hiking and travel. 

Induro Tripods Endure

Tripods, monopods and their accompanying heads provide the support necessary to hold a camera or other optical device in a stable position. This basic principle is easily achievable, however, variances to this simple principle are what set different tripods, monopods and heads apart. 

Benro Camera Supports Offer Flexibility in Choices but Stability by Design

A tripod, in the most simplistic of terms, is a self-contained camera support system. These support systems are often necessary and always helpful for providing a stable place upon which your camera can sit. The main drawback to using a tripod is carrying it; it creates extra weight and takes up more space in your setup.

Giottos New VGR Tripods Convert to Monopods

Construction aside, one of the key attributes to be taken into consideration when shopping for a tripod is the degree of flexibility the tripod offers when it's used in an environment that is not ideal. 

The Tools and Techniques of Panoramic Photography

There’s something about the shape or aspect ratio of panoramic photographs that always makes you slow down for a closer look. Most of the pictures we view on a regular basis in print or online are invariably horizontal, in 3:2 or 4:3 rectangular aspect ratios, which can be visually digested with a quick pass or two of our eyes.

Manfrotto Hobbyist Tripods

There comes a time in every newbie photographer’s life when they need a camera support that goes beyond the limitations of Lego™-like tablepods, and that’s where Manfrotto’s new 290-series Hobbyist tripods come into the picture.

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