Tripods and fluid heads Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:49:03 +0000 Tripods and fluid heads en-CA Video tripods vs photo tripods Sat, 01 Feb 2020 17:47:34 +0000 MikeLinn 23474@/talks/discussions

Platyball - next gen ball head Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:50:48 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23380@/talks/discussions

Sirui factory report Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:39:46 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23092@/talks/discussions image

CNC machines








Checking dimensions


New Gimbal


Patents on the best place :-)



Manfrotto Fast Setup Tripods Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:00:29 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22933@/talks/discussions image

645 FTT Fast Twin Tripod is the first model in a new range featuring double tubing and Ultra L-Lock lever technology for the most robust support ever. The tripod is provided with a 2 in 1 half ball: a standard 100mm bowl along with a 75mm adapter to enable the use of a wider range of video heads. It also features a middle spreader lock. However, the 3-angle selectors make the use of a spreader a matter of optional preference. Users will also enjoy the extremely low maintenance this product requires.

635 FST Single-Leg Fast has single tubing and features the Extra M-Lock twist lock, for secure locking with a single, easy gesture. The 635 FST tripod features a 75mm half ball and is compatible with a 60-mm half ball adapter (sold separately). In addition, it features Easy Link friction arm attachments compatible with Manfrotto anti-rotation and Arri anti-twist pins. This enables users to attach an external monitor or any other accessory they may require without the risk of the arm rotating while in use.

Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:18:42 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22899@/talks/discussions image

Shoot videos with enhanced audio and visual quality, with two new accessories from Canon 

Harness your creativity and capture movies and stills in new dynamic ways using the Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR and record crystal clear audio with the Canon Stereo Microphone DM-E100

Canon Europe announces the addition of two ergonomic, lightweight and versatile accessories, the Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR and the Canon Stereo Microphone DM-E100. These small and affordable accessories will provide vloggers and videographers with higher quality audio and video content whilst also granting greater creative versatility when filming. 

The Canon HG-100TBR is Canon's first tripod grip to feature wireless operation, thanks to the integrated Canon Bluetooth Remote Control BR-E1, making it the perfect vlogging accessory to shoot stunning video footage in a variety of styles, even from a distance. The Canon DM-E100 stereo microphone has an ultra-compact design and is Canon's lightest microphone to date in the accessory range. It enables vloggers and videographers to use it alongside the more compact cameras in the Canon line-up, such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, and improve the quality of their audio soundtrack whilst on the move.

Film with confidence with the Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR

The Canon HG-100TBR is a unique tripod grip that enables consumers to capture stable footage and film at a range of angles in a much more creative way. When mounted, the tripod grip enables the camera to rotate 360° left or right which can be locked in position, enabling easy recording whilst talking to the camera, or shooting at creative angles. Aspiring vloggers can also make use of the adjustable camera mount, which enables the camera to tilt forward 45° and back 90°, making it easier to capture quality video content from high and low angles and even in selfie mode. Furthermore, the tilting tripod head supports vertical movie recording when using with a camera that allows vertical movie shooting¹, making it well suited to those looking to capture content and share on social media.

The ergonomic, lightweight design of the tripod grip makes shooting quality video over long period of time much more comfortable. The grip can also be set up as a tripod, enabling landscapes and group shots to be captured with ease. It can be easily folded up to fit in a camera bag, making it the perfect companion for vloggers shooting content whilst on the go.  The included Canon BR-E1 can be operated by the same hand when the product is used as a grip, and as a remote, when set up as a tripod, making it much simpler to start, stop and re-start recording footage.  

When used with the bundled Canon BR-E1 wireless remote control, the Canon HG-100TBR tripod grip enables easy remote shooting, giving consumers control of the camera's shutter, zoom2, movie recording and AF from a distance. The tripod grip enables PowerShot camera owners to use the optical zoom remotely, to spontaneously shoot close-ups. 

Enhance sound quality with the Canon Stereo Microphone DM-E100

Videographers can now take their movies to a new level with ease thanks to the Canon DM-E100. A small and practical stereo microphone, which offers enhanced sound pick up and low noise to capture clear audio content. The Canon DM-E100 stereo microphone has an electret condenser design and boasts 120º unidirectional stereo sounds down to -40dB sensitivity, providing better perspective and a more realistic sound when recording videos. Complete with a 66 dB S/N (signal/noise) ratio, 100Hz to 10kHz sound frequency pick up and a wind screen to protect it from outdoor background sounds, the microphone enables users to capture a clear, wide sound scape with reduced noise. 

This microphone is a great addition to any budding YouTuber's kit, ideal for recording 'how-to' tutorials, conducting product reviews and hosting interviews. With plug and play functionality, the microphone does not require a battery to work so users can capture high quality audio the moment they turn their camera on, simply by connecting the microphone with the built in 3.5mm audio jack3.  Weighing just 64g and no bigger than the palm of your hand, the Canon DM-E100 stereo microphone barely adds any extra weight to your camera and can slip easily into a pocket or camera bag. 

Pricing & Availability

Both the Canon HG-100TBR tripod grip and Canon DM-E100 stereo microphone will be available from Canon's online store and official Canon retailers from December 2019, with the following RSPs:

  • Canon Tripod Grip: £99 / €119
  • Canon Stereo Microphone: £99 / €119

Canon HG-100TBR Tripod Grip Key Features

  • Easy to hold 
  • Detachable, wireless, Bluetooth enabled BR-E1 remote control3
  • Adjustable camera mount
  • Lightweight design
  • Compact size


Leofoto LB-60 Leveling Base Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:18:40 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22749@/talks/discussions image


Sachtler Flowtech 75 - revolution or fake? Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:13:54 +0000 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.


Peak Design Travel Tripod - little carbon marvel Tue, 21 May 2019 08:33:35 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22093@/talks/discussions image

But expensive, $289 for alu and $479 for carbon.

I think we will see Weifeng copy this year for around $150-200 for carbon one.

Sachtler Flowtech 100 Carbon Fiber Tripods Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:33:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21912@/talks/discussions

Sirui VHD-2004 VH10 Video Tripod Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:19:55 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21911@/talks/discussions

Ozen Agile 8E Video Tripod Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:17:55 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21907@/talks/discussions

Manfrotto 500 Hybrid Lightweight Video Tripod Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:08:22 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21743@/talks/discussions image

It has a maximum height of 173.3cm and a closed length of 72.2cm, and features an Easy Link connector to attach anti-rotation accessory arms such as monitors and audio recorders, making it highly adaptable for a variety shooting circumstances.

It is based on Manfrotto 190 tripod, the MVK500190XV boasts D-shaped tubes to ensure shooting stability and Quick Power Locks that can be locked and unlocked in a single-handed single movement.

The lightweight 500 Fluid Video Head ensures smooth and precise shots, thanks to the fluid cartridges fitted on both the pan and tilt axis. Its pre-set 2.4kg counterbalance of 2.4kg complements CSC, DSLR and smaller video cameras.

iFootage Gazelle Fastbowl and Uprise Tripods Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:45:01 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21788@/talks/discussions

Steadicam Air is.. monopod, with pedal, seriously Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:27:54 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19074@/talks/discussions image

Price starts at $399, usual Tiffen margins.

Slick ECH-630 Astro Tracker Motorized Mount Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:21:53 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21261@/talks/discussions

Miliboo MUFA Video Travel Tripod Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:02:04 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21224@/talks/discussions

Ozen Carbon Fiber Video Oriented Tripods Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:35:31 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21048@/talks/discussions Our interview

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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AP Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:48:25 +0000 TonyTekInsights 17994@/talks/discussions

Sirui SR-3203, SR-3204 and SR-3004 Tripods Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:20:43 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21105@/talks/discussions

Titanium ball head for $399 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:00:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21077@/talks/discussions image

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Tripod Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:32:56 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19339@/talks/discussions

Miliboo MTT705BS Carbon Monopod Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:20:49 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20577@/talks/discussions

Slightly older interview at exhibition

Tripods for 360 VR Cameras Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:44:06 +0000 MikeLinn 20634@/talks/discussions

Manfrotto New Video Tripods Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:19:03 +0000 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 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20388@/talks/discussions

Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:56:43 +0000 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 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19304@/talks/discussions Our interview at Photography Show 2018

Sirui Monopods for Video Shooter, Like P-204S Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:54:38 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18099@/talks/discussions

Sevenoak SK T1 Durable Mini Tripod Review Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:08:10 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18987@/talks/discussions

Velbon Chair, err Chairpod HY 127 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:55 +0000 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