Photographers are Abuzz Over Manfrotto’s New Bumblebee Bags and Backpacks

Sleek, stylish, lightweight, and refined are but a few of the words photographers are using to describe the new Pro Light Bumblebee Camera Backpacks and Bags from Manfrotto. Constructed from water-resistant nylon with red zipper pulls and matching accents, the M-10 bag holds a DSLR, 24-70mm f/2.8, 2 lenses, flash, and a 13" laptop.

Manfrotto Keeps It Cool with a New Fluid Head

We at B&H Photo are excited to announce that we are carrying Manfrotto’s newest fluid video head, the Nitrotech N8.

In the Field with the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Tripod Head

The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Tripod Head features a continuously variable counterbalance system built on a nitrogen piston mechanism. Unlike heads with stepped levels of counterbalance, the Nitrotech N8 is precisely adjustable to the weight of your camera rig. With a 17.6-pound capacity, this head can support a pro-style video camera or a tricked-out DSLR / Micro Four Thirds rig.

The Tripod Explained

The tripod: a three-legged camera support. Why is the tripod market so flooded with options when they all look pretty much the same and are designed to do the same exact thing? Isn’t one tripod as good as any other? Why are some so expensive? Why are others comparatively inexpensive? Do some hold cameras more steadily than others? And, why in the world is that one pink?

Eight Timeless Tools for Photographers

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic, even in the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in today. Despite rapid and continuous evolution in the digital camera world, or constant improvements to optical design, new high-tech fabrics in bags, lightweight carbon fiber tripods, and so on, there are some photographic items out there that defy the need to evolve. They were simply perfected years ago, and are still available today to perform the same tasks they did back when they were cutting edge.

Recommended Video Tripods

It is easy to say that tripods are all basically the same, aside from the size. After all, with few exceptions, they serve the same purpose and operate with the same mechanics. Video tripod systems include the tripod legs, along with a fluid head to top them off. The head and the tripod can be purchased separately—but purchasing them as a system reduces the chances of mismatching your gear. If you’re in the market for your first system, or even looking to upgrade, I’d recommend buying a system that’s ready to rock, out of the box.

12 Recommended Travel Tripods

Learn about about some of the top tripods best suited for your travel photography needs. 

Tips and Tools to Take Your Smartphone Photography to New Dimensions

You can’t beat the camera you always have with you. It is now most likely that the images you see on a Facebook feed, Snapchat, or texts were taken with a smartphone. Nowadays, it isn’t uncommon to see news stories relying on smartphone video to make their case. One issue with the smartphone is its lack of ergonomics or features when it comes to making images, so here are some tips and tools to help take your mobile photography to new frontiers.

The Still Photographer's Starter Video Kit

Thanks to the DSLR (and now mirrorless) revolution, video shooting has become extremely accessible to more and more individuals, especially the still photographer. Cameras today are emphasizing a combination of photography and video capabilities that produce images that are perfectly suitable for a gallery or movie theater. With many still photographers looking to dip their toes in the motion pool, we have put together the follow list of tools that can help greatly improve video quality.

8 Must-Have Accessories for Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is both an art and an exacting craft. Unlike most genres of photography, in which level horizon lines and correction for keystone and parallax distortions are secondary issues, architectural photography requires a disciplined workflow and a keen sense of design.


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