Manfrotto and Elinchrom Cut Ties for Reasons Unclear

Elinchrom ELC PRO HD Compact Flash Head

Manfrotto will no longer distribute Switzerland-based Elinchrom lighting equipment in the US, effective May 5, 2015.

In a statement issued today, Manfrotto cited the continued evolution of the US photography and lighting market as the reason for the break and that the companies are “updating their respective strategies in the marketplace.”

My next question is:  “When is a Manfrotto studio strobe coming out?” [Read more…]

Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head for $124 – Deal Alert

Manfrotto 502HD

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.