Adorama has a solid deal on the Vanguard Alta Pro 263-AT tripod and SBH-100 ball head for $124.95 (reg. $249.99) right now. This is a very solid kit at a very good price. The ball head retails for $90 alone and is worth every penny and then some. The tripod and head combo can handle rigs as heavy as 15.4lbs. You can get this deal while it lasts here at Adorama.
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.
Manfrotto has introduced a couple of new 502HD tripod heads, the MVH502A and the MVH502AH.
The MVH502A is equipped with a 75 mm ball base, while the MVH502AH comes with a flat base with 3/8″ thread. Both are designed for video use and can support up to 13.2 lbs. They feature Manfrotto’s bridge architechture, as well as a variable Fluid Drag System with adjustable cartridges.
The VariZoom VZ-TK75A tripod and fluid head is a nice entry-level video tripod. Let me be up front though, this is not a pro-grade combo that’s going to compete with your Miller and Sachtler units, but for those enthusiasts out there dipping your toes into the video realm, this little package is an affordable and capable starting point. [Read more…]