Lastolite is no more – Swallowed up into the Manfrotto brand

Jul 7, 2021
John Aldred

Lastolite by Manfrotto (since 2016), previously known as Lastolite when it was acquired by Vitec in 2011 is rebranding again. This time, it’s dropped the…

2020 DIYP Holiday Gift Guide – Tripods, Sliders and Gimbals

Dec 11, 2020
John Aldred

Keeping cameras steady or having complete control over their position is important, regardless of whether you’re shooting photos or video. We’ve already covered cameras, lenses…

Manfrotto’s new 1.7GB/sec CFexpress Type B cards are built for extreme shooting conditions

Nov 11, 2020
John Aldred

Manfrotto is breaking into the CFexpress market with two new CFexpress Type B memory cards. Initially being offered in two capacities of 128GB and 256GB,…

Angle grinder vs tripod plate – How to still access your battery slot with small cameras

Nov 4, 2020
John Aldred

A lot of us have smaller cameras these days. Even if we have larger DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, we also usually have one or two…

Manfrotto’s 504X fluid video head looks like the 504HD and a Nitrotech had a baby

Jun 15, 2020
John Aldred

Manfrotto’s 504HD fluid video head has been extremely popular since it was released about a decade ago. It’s a solid but smooth head that supports…

Manfrotto has entered the memory card market with new rugged SD, microSD and CompactFlash cards

Jan 11, 2020
John Aldred

Well, this is a surprise. Manfrotto has entered the world of memory cards. And they’ve done it with UHS-II V90 SD cards, V30 microSD cards,…

2019 DIYP Holiday Gift Guide – Tripods, Sliders and Gimbals

Dec 15, 2019
John Aldred

So far in this year’s DIYP gift guides, we’ve covered cameras, lenses, lights and bags. But whether you shoot stills or video, at some point…

2019 DIYP Holiday Gift Guide – Camera Bags

Dec 14, 2019
John Aldred

Now that you’ve got your camera, lenses and lights, you’ll need something to store them in, and that’s where bags come in. Bags are one…

The Manfrotto Advanced2 Hybrid Backpack is the best photography travel bag I’ve ever used

Dec 10, 2019
John Aldred

I’ve spoken about camera bags before. They’re one of those things that photographers just seem to collect. Each has its purpose, but ultimately, many of…

Manfrotto announces the water-resistant Lykos 2.0 bicolour on-camera LED light

Oct 9, 2019
John Aldred

While billed as an on-camera LED light for video, the new Manfrotto Lykos 2.0 is a pretty powerful 2-in-1 LED light panel that can also…