Benro has introduced its new S6 Video Monopod, which provides a 13.2 lb payload capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance for working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. The S6 head includes an independent pan lock, which allows the user to pan smoothly without having to turn the entire monopod. Equipped with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8″ thread, the S6 video head can be removed from the monopod allowing users to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs or half ball adapters. [Read more...]
So I recently purchased the Benro A38T Classic Aluminum Monopod with the S2 head and the fine folks at Photography Bay here were kind enough to let me talk about it.
Adorama has the Manfrotto 680B compact monopod packaged with the 234 Swivel/Tilt head for $79.88, which is what you would normally pay for just the monopod. So, you’re basically getting the head for free (reg. $22.75).
The 680B monopod looks like a compact version of the Manfrotto 679B, which I have and love. The 680B can handle the same 22lb max weight and extends almost as high as the 679B (60.6″ vs. 63.8″); however, it folds down to a mere 20 inches compared the 679B at 24.5″.
You can find the Manfrotto 680B and free head deal here at Adorama.
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...]
This is going to be a pretty short and sweet review; however, I wanted to get my thoughts out there for those of you interested in run & gun video stabilization setups. When we went to CES earlier this month, we took the Manfrotto 561B and 560B video monopods with us for capturing video from the show floor.
In short, they rock. [Read more...]