Manfrotto 700RC2 Fluid Video Head Review

The Manfrotto 700RC2 is a basic, fluid head head for use with video cameras up to 5.5 pounds.  At around $90 street price, this is an entry-level head with little in the way of creature comforts.

The 700RC2 still gives you a quick release plate, and it has a pan arm rosette on the right side of the head for adjusting the angle of the solid pan arm included with the head.  The 700RC2 also has separate pan and tilt friction locks.

Read the rest of the review at Tech Tilt: Manfrotto 700RC2 Fluid Video Head Review

New Manfrotto Products at Photokina

Manfrotto busted out several new products and product lines earlier this week at Photokina 2010. The new products fit neatly into Manfrotto’s new “brand evolution” with its Imagine More slogan.

The bread and butter Manfrotto products fall into the broad photo support category and, from there, Manfrotto has subdivided 4 product families based on the type of photographer – professional, advanced amateur, amateur and social recorders. [Read more...]

Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise V2.0

Think Tank Photo has updated its Urban Disguise series of should bags to a version 2.0.  The new Urban Disguise series is designed for pro DSLR gear, along with laptop compartments on some of the models.

The new Urban Disguise series should be available in early October.  Check availability on Think Tank Photo’s website.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Think Tank Photo Digital Holsters V2.0

Think Tank Photo has announced redesigned versions of its popular digital holster bags.  The new Digital Holsters are available in 5 sizes and feature a built-in side attachment system to work with Modular, Skin or Multimedia components.

The new Digital Holsters should be available in early October.  Check availability on Think Tank Photo’s website.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Gorillapod Video

The Joby Gorillapod Video is, as the name implies, a new Gorillapod for video cameras – mini-camcorders to be precise.  The Gorillapod Video has a pan/tilt head with an arm for controlling camera angles and movement.  It’s geared toward use with the likes of the Flip UltraHD, Kodak Zi8 and other lightweight camcorders.

The Gorillapod Video has powerful magnetic feet like those found on the Gorillapod Magnetic, which I love.  The Gorillapod Video runs $29.99 and should be available soon at B&H Photo and Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon D700 & D300s Rebates

B&H Photo still has some great rebates for the Nikon D300s and D700, but they are scheduled to end soon.

The rebates are instant rebates, so there’s no clipping UPCs off the box and sending in 3 copies of your receipt.  Just add the item to your cart and you see the discounted price right away.

The qualifying D300s and D700 “kits” are listed below. [Read more...]