Sad news comes from Italy. Lino Manfrotto passed away on Sunday, February 5th at the age of 80. He used to be an Italian photojournalist, but we all know him as the founder of Manfrotto, the leading brand of camera and lighting support gear.
Tripods are, quite literally, a solid foundation upon which you can create your photography, but have you ever wondered how they’re made? Assuming you’re not using a fancy carbon fiber tripod, it was probably something like this.
A clamp is one of those few pieces of gear that will divide your life in two; before and after you got one.
Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it really is a must-have piece of kit in any photographer’s or filmmaker’s camera bag.
In this next video Griffith Hammond shares with us nine of the ways he uses the ‘most versatile piece of gear’, the clamp.
Rather than just compile a list Griffin shares with us examples from various assignments, including some he did for Bloomberg. These are all real life scenarios that will help you realize you need one (or another one) of these in your bag as well.
Known for its tripods, tripod heads and other support equipment, Manfrotto’s newest products seem to be a natural next step for the company.
The slider comes in two versions, 60cm and 100cm (2’ and 3.3’) long, and is aimed at experienced photographers and videographers.
Other than being extremely smooth and accurate, the slider also promises to be silent and steady.