B&H has the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head for $124.99 (reg. $199.99) after mail-in rebate through February 28, 2015. This 502HD has a flat base with a 3/8″ connection for use on standard photo tripods, rather than the bowl or half-bowl base more common on dedicated video tripods. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Benro has announced a number of new video tripods and fluid heads, as well as a pair of monopods equipped with fluid heads.
The new tripods are available in aluminum or carbon fiber. The tripods and monopods are available as kits with the S-Series heads included, along with a padded travel case. They come in three weight load capacities – 5.5lbs, 8lbs, and 13.2lbs. The sliding center column includes a 60mm bowl for fine tuning camera position. [Read more…]