Manfrotto

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The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support still or video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The Befree is an easy choice for hikers,... READ MORE
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1 month ago
Hands-on Review
Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won't do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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Tabletop tripods and compact-sized camera supports are among the most fascinating and engaging photographic accessories on the planet—just looking at them makes you smile. They’re also far more versatile than you might think. When perched atop a firm support such as a brick wall, picnic table, or flat-topped rock, they can perform many of the functions of full-sized tripods. You can even use them... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Buying Guide
The goal of this article is to help you narrow your choice of options, pick through what is important to you, and make it easier to choose the right tripod to suit your needs and your budget. For the purposes of this article, the term "tripod" is used to include the head and legs, with each component being discussed separately. Price, of course, is always a determining factor in your choice, but... READ MORE
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Manfrotto has released a new collection of Pro and Advanced water-repellent bags for carrying the gear that professionals and advanced hobbyists need by their side. The bags include the Pro line of backpacks, holsters, roller bags, and shoulder bags and the Advanced line of holsters, shoulder and sling bags and Gear, Active, and Tri backpacks.

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1 year ago
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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.

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1 year ago
Tips and Solutions
As a professional travel photographer with nearly four decades of experience under my belt, I never thought that I’d be interested in capturing my travels in video. But when HD video became part of my DSLR’s feature list and I began to realize the awesome storytelling potential of the moving image, I was hooked. The way I see it, the still image was great for the printed page, but most of us are... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Manfrotto recently added a new model to its line of professional fluid heads that feature bridging technology, which results in a sturdy, lightweight design. In this short video, Mia McCormick demonstrates the many features of Manfrotto’s pro video heads and highlights the features and differences between them.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
Wedding videography, like event videography in general, is an art form in full bloom. Relatively recent advances in video technology have arguably raised the wedding video's potential to equal that of still photography. To be fair, perhaps the burgeoning popularity of Internet videos is equally responsible for the medium's newfound stature. Nevertheless, videographers who know how to take best... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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No matter whom you invite to your wedding, it’s almost guaranteed that at least one—if not several—Apple iPhones will show up. Since your friends and family will be snapping photos and shooting video of your big day with the world’s most notorious smartphone, you may want to consider outfitting them with some accessories so they can capture better-looking results.

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1 year ago
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This video from B&H provides viewers with an introductory course on video tripods and heads. Mia McCormick discusses some of the more advantageous features of a video tripod system, which include fluid panning and tilting, tension controls, and counter balance.

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1 year ago
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With each new iPhone release, Apple continues to improve on its camera - they always take their camera/phone integration seriously. The standardized size of the phone has opened up a great market for camera accessories, and when you consider the iPhone’s popularity and the innovative features on both the front and rear cameras, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of manufacturers producing all types of iPhone camera accessories.

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2 years ago
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Looking for a quick gift idea to give to a photography, video or pro-audio fanatic? Check out this no-nonsense list of fifty gifts that each costs less than fifty dollars. There's even stuff in here that grandparents and grandkids will appreciate.

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2 years ago
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As 2012 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a look back at a year which saw many innovations in the world of HDSLR video. One of the most prominent trends of 2012 has been the continuing blending of still and video acquisition technologies into the same tools.

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2 years ago
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While specific bags are a matter of taste, you don't have to sacrifice style for solid protection of your camera gear. If you are looking for a fashionable camera bag as a gift or for yourself or your favorite photographer, here are some camera bags that allow for practical protection of expensive gear and don't detract from your expression of personality.

 
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2 years ago

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