NAB 2011 Report

NAB 2011 takes place in Las Vegas from April 9-14 this year.  If you are familiar with the NAB Show, it serves as the cornerstone trade show for the National Association of Broadcasters and, in recent years, has featured new product announcements that are very relevant to the growing HDSLR user base.

Relevant exhibitors for the HDSLR crowd include Adobe, Avid, Camtrol, Canon, Cinevate, Hoodman, IDC Photo Video, iKAN, Jag35, Leica, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Marshall, Red Digital Cinema, Red Giant Software, Redrock Micro, Sennheiser, Singular Software, Sony, Tiffen, Tokina and Zacuto. [Read more...]

Westcott Speedlite Accessory Gift Pack

Just in time for the holiday rush, Westcott has put together a sweet Speedlight Accessory Gift Pack, which includes a bundles of light modifiers and accessories for your speedlights (or Speedlites for you Canon guys).

This kit is only $75 and includes all of the following items:

  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Bracket
  • 43″ White Collapsible Umbrella
  • Micro Apollo Softbox
  • 14″ Diffuser
  • 14″ Silver/White Reflector

You can find this bundle at and Adorama.

Free Webinar: Handy Tips to Improve Your Photography

Manfrotto School of Xcellence

Manfrotto School of Xcellence is putting on another free webinar this Friday, October 8 at 2PM ET.  The Webinar is titled “Handy Tips to Improve Your Photography. From Automatic to Almost Manual” and is hosted by Italian photographer Marc De Tollenaere.

You can register for the free webinar on Manfrotto’s website.

More details below. [Read more...]

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...]

Manfrotto & Datacolor Offering Free Monitor Calibration Webinar This Week

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor will be putting on a free webinar on monitor calibration.  It’s coming up on Wednesday, June 16 from 2-3PM EDT.

The course will be hosted by Datacolor’s education manager, Josh Fischer, as well as Manfrotto Distribution product manager, Will Holowka. Together, Will and Josh will cover the importance of calibrating one’s monitor as well as the how-to’s using Datacolor’s Spyder3 solutions.

Attendees will have a chance to win some Datacolor Spyder products as well.  You can register here.

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