Tripods and fluid heads Thu, 13 Dec 18 17:39:50 -0700 Tripods and fluid heads en-CA Sirui SR-3203, SR-3204 and SR-3004 Tripods Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:20:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21105@/talks/discussions

Titanium ball head for $399 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:00:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21077@/talks/discussions image

Ozen Carbon Fiber Video Oriented Tripods Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:35:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21048@/talks/discussions Our interview

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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Tripod Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:32:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19339@/talks/discussions

Miliboo MTT705BS Carbon Monopod Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:20:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20577@/talks/discussions

Slightly older interview at exhibition

Tripods for 360 VR Cameras Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:44:06 -0600 MikeLinn 20634@/talks/discussions

Manfrotto New Video Tripods Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:19:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20480@/talks/discussions image


  • Carbon fibre with new internal lock mechanism
  • 100mm bowl with 75mm aluminium adapter
  • 50% increased rigidity*

Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, videography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, has expanded its video tripod range with two new twin-leg video tripods made of carbon fibre. 

The two brand-new, twin-leg video tripod models are the perfect solution for professional videographers looking for robust, rigid and lightweight support. 

A 50% increase in rigidity* is achieved thanks to the combination of carbon-fibre tubes and a new patent-pending internal leg lock mechanism. 

Manfrotto's two new twin-leg carbon-fibre video tripods feature a 100mm bowl and include a 75mm aluminium adapter, for compatibility with a wider range of video heads. 

Moreover, the tripod feet with spiked option give great versatility when it comes to different shooting locations.

The twin-leg carbon fibre tripods are available in two models: the first with an easily removable middle spreader and telescopic arms, and the second with a ground spreader, telescopic arms and incorporated rubber shoes. 

Both twin-leg carbon-fibre tripods are also available in combination with Manfrotto Nitrotech N12, N8 and 504 video heads. 

All Manfrotto video tripods are engineered with a focus on quality and dedication to continuous innovation. These products are the perfect solution for all videographers looking for a great support for their video shooting. Manfrotto's new twin-leg carbon-fibre tripods will take support for their video gear to the next level.  

Compared with the Manfrotto aluminium versions 546B, 546GB, 545B, 545GB.

RRP £659.95. For more information, please visit

BIRTV 2018: Miliboo MTT705B Portable Video Carbon Monopod Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:01:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20388@/talks/discussions

Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:56:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18358@/talks/discussions image

Available for preorder $599 in US at



  • Ground-breaking nitrogen technology guarantess continuous counterbalance system for independent content creators
  • Secures loads from 4 to 12 Kg, ensuring variable fluidity pan and tilt movements
  • Distinctive new design reflects pioneering innovation

Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, presents the new Nitrotech N12 Fluid Video Head. This ground-breaking piece of equipment combines Manfrotto’s highly successful Professional Video Head features with the latest generation, unique-to-market Nitrogen piston mechanism. The new N12 Fluid Video Head guarantees continuous counterbalance and is the perfect solution for today’s trend in increasingly smaller camera body sizes, with a variety of accessories attached.

This pioneering model from Manfrotto is designed to provide independent content creators with optimum counterbalanced weight capacity as they work with the latest cameras and accessories - in and outside the studio.

Manfrotto’s Nitrotech N12 Video Head securely supports loads from 4kg to 12kg and features a unique Nitrogen Piston Mechanism that guarantees precise, continuous counterbalance system and a Variable Fluid Drag System. The Variable Fluid Drag System provides flawless performance on both pan and tilt axes for the smoothest possible footage. Counterbalance is easily adjusted using the ergonomic knob.

The Nitrotech N12 also features Manfrotto’s unique 3/8” anti-rotation Easy Link connector to attach a wide array of accessories. Its longer Side Lock sliding plate enables the camera to click in from above for fast and precise set-up and it is equipped with a metric ruler and back-lit levelling bubble for easy use. The head’s 75mm Flat Base fits a range of supports including sliders and jibs, for a wide variety of applications.

The Nitrotech N12 Fluid Video Head is extremely lightweight for a head of its kind. This new model sets a unique standard of engineering innovation and aesthetics combined with the unprecedented power to reliably counterbalance a wide array of camera weights and equipment configurations, giving independent content creators the greatest degree of creative freedom and peace of mind available on the market. The Nitrotech N12 completes Manfrotto’s Nitrotech range and video offering.

The Nitrotech N12 is available at £599.95. Kits start at £1099.95. For more information, please visit

Vanguard Tripods, Monopods and Bags Thu, 29 Mar 2018 02:57:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19304@/talks/discussions Our interview at Photography Show 2018

Steadicam Air is.. monopod, with pedal, seriously Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:27:54 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19074@/talks/discussions image

Price starts at $399, usual Tiffen margins.

Sirui Monopods for Video Shooter, Like P-204S Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:54:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18099@/talks/discussions

Sevenoak SK T1 Durable Mini Tripod Review Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:08:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18987@/talks/discussions

Velbon Chair, err Chairpod HY 127 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18820@/talks/discussions image


  • 128cm extended height, so you will always have bigger dick compared to competition!
  • Support people only up to 80kg, with bigger guys it cracks with loud sound
  • $180 cost
JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Sun, 31 Dec 2017 03:42:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18615@/talks/discussions image

Cost around $99

PhotoPlus 2017: Vanguard Alta Pro 2 Plus and Veo 2 Tripods Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:37:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18385@/talks/discussions

Nissin LS-50C extra light lighstand Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:44:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17431@/talks/discussions image

  • 48.5 cm collapsed length
  • up to 195 cm extended
  • 575 g total weight
  • 1.5kg load


Sachtler Flowtech 75 - revolution or fake? Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:13:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17679@/talks/discussions image

Vinten corporation want you to believe what they invented something new, they are not.
Look at lot of blogger around who have no idea on how stiffness is calculated.


Vanguard Alta Pro 263AP Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:48:25 -0600 TonyTekInsights 17994@/talks/discussions

Monopod with sigle lock advice Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:10:04 -0600 Grimor 17984@/talks/discussions Hi. I'm looking for a monopod with just one lock system on the top. I say, just one lock for all sections for really quick release/block. Neumatic monopod or something like that. Does it exist?

Vinten to make revolutionary tripod Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:18:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17571@/talks/discussions Together with other their brand - Sachtler.

According to our sources tripod will have revolutionary unprecedented three legs and...
actually all will be as in any other tripod, but price will be double to underline true revolution in tripod industry.


Manfrotto 360 VR Gear Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:42:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17509@/talks/discussions image

Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, is excited to introduce the brand new 360o Virtual Reality range and to be the first player to bring unique, dedicated products designed to support professionals and enthusiasts shaping the future of photography and videography.

Manfrotto’s new 360° Virtual Reality offering includes bases, accessories and extension booms that make it easier and more fun to create amazing 360-degree videos and photos.

With this new range, Manfrotto is facilitating the transition that is taking immersive content creation into the mainstream: from niche professional to widespread consumer application. Leveraging Manfrotto’s innovative offering, photographers and videographers can effortlessly capture entire scenes around their camera, enabling anyone viewing the content to look around and feel like they are experiencing the scenery in real life.

Manfrotto’s new 360° Virtual Reality Range provides a wide choice of combinations for individual content makers to select according to their specific needs and objectives.

Manfrotto VR bases provide reliably stable support and are compact enough not to show in 360° shots. They guarantee the stability photographers and videographers need to get a few meters off the ground and are available in a variety of sizes and materials to suit individual creative requirements.

Manfrotto’s VR accessories range makes flawless 360° shooting quicker and easier. These innovative accessories are compatible with all products in the range for the best results every time.

Manfrotto’s VR boom extensions maximize camera height when required. They can be connected to all the bases in the Manfrotto VR range, enabling users to achieve a wide variety of heights for the most breath-taking content.

The Manfrotto 360° VR range features a convenient selection of kits designed to make 360°content creation incredibly easy and intuitive. They are compatible with the most popular 360° cameras and are the smartest choice for anyone who wants to start creating high-quality immersive content easily, right away.

The Manfrotto 360° VR range starts from RRP £29.95 to £634.95

For more information, please visit


Benro Aero 7 Tripod Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:09:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17136@/talks/discussions

A Compact Travel Video Tripod for On-The-Go Filmmakers

Expanding on the success of their Aero Family of travel-friendly video tripods, Benro is pleased to announce the new Aero 7, a compact and portable video tripod capable of supporting up to 15 lbs (7 kg). The first manufacturer in the world to introduce a travel video tripod with a reverse folding leg design, Benro’s Aero 7 is a clear evolution from its other Aero siblings. In addition to its standard ability to reverse fold to a smaller, more compact size and transform into a video monopod, the inclusion of the removable flat base S7 video head and the new 2-in-1 center column makes the Aero 7 a great traveling companion for filmmakers and videographers needing a fully featured tripod for their medium-sized rigs.

A new center-column

In addition to the standard leveling adapter, the 2-in-1 center column also converts to a short column for low angle shots. This provides more versatility for filmmakers and videographers who are looking to get more out of their tripods when either on location or when they are unable to bring other gear with them.

A tripod and monopod combination

For even more versatility, one of the Aero 7’s legs can be unthreaded and joined with the tripod’s center column to become a fully functioning video monopod. Combined with the Aero 7’s fully featured S7 Video Head, this truly makes for a powerful combination.

Additional Features & Benefits:

  • Reverse folding design
    The legs reverse fold creating a compact travel friendly tripod.
  • Removable Flat Base Head
    The video head can be removed and used on other flat surfaces such as certain sliders, jibs, half ball adapters and more.
  • 4-Step Counterbalance
    The S7 head has 4 stages of counterbalance (0-3) which helps to properly balance the camera rig.


The suggested retail price of the Aero 7 is $399 for the Aluminum version and $599 for Carbon Fiber.

About Benro: Benro continuously strives to develop lighter and stronger award-winning products to meet the needs of the most demanding professional photographers and filmmakers. By gathering input from photographers and filmmakers worldwide, Benro has been able to engineer products designed for use by working professionals. Benro products are exclusively distributed by MAC Group in the USA. For more information visit:

Travel Tripods for Video Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:37:06 -0700 IS2 16555@/talks/discussions I currently have the Benro S8 head on Manfrotto 055XPROB legs and it's very cumbersome travelling around on my own.

For this reason I'd like to look into getting a smaller travel tripod for my video shoots. The only one I can really find that seems decent is the Benro Aero 4, but it's quite pricey.

Does anyone else know any other alternatives?

Travel tripod/monopod with Fluid Head Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:36:20 -0700 MaulKentor 9417@/talks/discussions I'm looking to use a Manfrotto 502HD head or something similar on a mefoto travel tripod (benro). I want it to be lightweight for traveling but sturdy enough to use a BMPCC or a GH3 on it and still get smooth tilts and pans for narrative and documentary filmmaking. Will this combination work and/or does anybody have any other suggestions? Thanks


Sirui P-204S monopod Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:03:41 -0600 MikeLinn 16710@/talks/discussions

$159 at

Tripod Maintenance Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:16:58 -0600 MikeLinn 16595@/talks/discussions

iFootage Cobra 2 monopods Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:27:01 -0700 MikeLinn 16519@/talks/discussions

Levelling Video Head Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:04:20 -0600 IS2 11136@/talks/discussions Hey everyone,

This is very much a noob post so I'd greatly appreciate any help!

Basically I've bought my first proper tripod (manfrotto 055xprob) and video head (Benro S8), but I think I've overlooked something pretty major.

I've got the flat mount tripod/head and so basically I'm just realising now that I can't quickly level the head, as I did with a setup I was previously using (which I think had a bowl mount).

Is there any way of quickly levelling my head with the flat mount stuff now I've bought it or have I shot myself in the foot?

If there isn't anything I can do to adapt the flat mount head to level quickly (I doubt there's an adapter or anything) then do you have any tips on how to level the whole setup in a shoot with more speed?

I feel very silly after doing so much research and overlooking such a simple thing.

The Joby Gorillapod Focus Review Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:12:50 -0600 chauncy 15917@/talks/discussions I'm back. And I'm grumpier than ever.