Manfrotto, Lowepro, and JOBY have rolled out a bevy of new and innovative products for photographers, videographers, and creatives on the go including supports, bags, and backdrops.
Tripod manufacturer Manfrotto and the word “innovation” are synonymous, since the company is constantly creating products that allow photographers and videographers more versatility when it comes to buttressing gear with tripods and support systems. While some companies focus on upgrading things like twist locks or introducing new tripod leg colors, Manfrotto is busy giving users an entirely new level of interoperability.
Manfrotto has just announced refreshes of three of its camera bag families including the PRO Light gear, the Advanced lineup, and the Street series. With myriad options in these series of bags, Manfrotto is meeting the needs not only of professional photographers, but also of videographers and filmmakers, as well. Let’s look at the improved bags and their new features.
If you are a photographer who goes way off the beaten path for multi-day treks, Lowepro has just released the pinnacle of its PhotoSport backpack line―introducing the PhotoSport PRO 55L AW III and the larger PhotoSport PRO 70L AW III with compatible GearUp PRO II camera box inserts. Also included in the release is the RunAbout BP 18L daypack to accompany the PhotoSport gear.
Manfrotto has added six new covers with vintage-inspired designs to the modular EzyFrame Background System. Drawing from some of its most popular collapsible background patterns, the new options include: Ink, Sage, Walnut, Pewter, Aubergine, and Crimson. Paired with the versatility of the EzyFrame Background System, these covers serve as a simple and fast means for photographers and videographers to quickly set a mood whether working on location or in studio.
JOBY, maker of the highly-portable, highly-popular GorillaPod flexible mini-tripod, is back with the new Podzilla tripod line, which is specifically designed to give aspiring content creators a durable and flexible solution for stabilizing their camera or smartphone on-the-go. Perfect for beginning vloggers, travel photographers, and social media content creators, the Podzilla is available in medium and large sizes, and both come with the GripTight 360 Phone Mount, which is also sold separately.
American photographer and creative director Jason M. Peterson is a master of black-and-white street photography. He has honed his craft for more than 30 years. Drawing inspiration from urban landscape and the human condition, Peterson captures moments that are sharp and alluring.
Corey Rich loves to tell stories. He’s a photographer and a director from South Lake Tahoe who has been documenting adventure sports for more than three decades. He’s been taking climbing pictures since he was 13 years old, and his work has helped define the genre of adventure photography.
Renowned fashion, lifestyle, commercial advertising photographer, and film director Dixie Dixon of Dallas, Texas, travels worldwide working with major brands, bringing creative visions to life for brands, ad agencies, and commercial clients. She is a Nikon & Manfrotto Ambassador.