Manfrotto has added a new single leg aluminum tripod to the 535 series of video tripods. The MVT535AQ supports 44 pounds and features a 75mm bowl, as well as a 60mm bowl adapter.
It also adds a fourth leg section (compared to the three section carbon fiber model), while maintaining the same reach and load capacity, allowing it to be an even more compact design.
The MVT535AQ retails for $367 and will be available as a kit with the Manfrotto 500, 502 and 504HD video heads. Check out all of the Manfrotto 535 series here at B&H Photo.
Manfrotto has released a new 3-way pan/tilt head, the Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W. It features two handles that can be extended for adjustments and then retracted when you are all set. Additionally, it has two separate knobs to control the friction of the front/back and side tilt.
The head also features three bubble levels and a quick release plate. The Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W retails for $139.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Gitzo’s Mountaineer series just received a substantial update with a refresh of the entire line. The new tripods feature Carbon eXact tubes with stiffer carbon fiber for maximum rigidity and image stability. The final leg section of the 4 section Series 1 tripod tubes is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor. Additionally, the twist locks have been upgraded for better ergonomics and operation, while reducing dust entering the system. [Read more…]
Joby has just released a couple of cool new miniature tripods. The GPod Mini Magnetic is an ultra-compact Gorillapod with magnetic feet. It is designed for use with compact cameras and action cameras such as the GoPro. It has a standard 1/4″-20 tripod mount and runs $15. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The new MPod Mini Stand is a compact smartphone stand. It works with iPhones, Android and other smartphones with or without cases. the MPod Mini Stand clamps your phone in place from the sides and uses elastic bands to hold it tight. The MPod Mini Stand also runs $15 and is available here at B&H Photo.