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Manfrotto today announced its new Compact Range of entry-level supports for photographers. The new range of tripods and monopods is characterised by brand new design, innovative and intuitive features and an expanded range of colours. The lineup comprises a total of 15 items including a compact light tripod in 4 colours, a compact action tripod in 3 colours, a compact advanced tripod in 2 colours, a compact monopod in 4 colours and a compact advanced monopod in 2 colours. The full range is available now, with prices starting from £19.95.
Website: Manfrotto Compact Collection
Manfrotto Press Release
NEW FROM MANFROTTO:
COMPACT FAMILY SUPPORTS
London, 5th June 2014 – Manfrotto, the world leader in design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment, announces the launch of the new Compact Range, the benchmark for the entry-level supports in the imaging market.
The new Compact family is devoted to those that are approaching photography for the ﬁrst time; sharing moments, emotions and experiences with friends, relying on the high-quality, compact and stylish designs of Manfrotto.
The new range of tripods and monopods is characterised by brand new design, innovative and intuitive features and an expanded range of colours.
THE BEST WAY TO GET BETTER MEMORIES
With this new range, Manfrotto has used its wealth of expertise to design and engineer the best solutions possible with specially selected materials, colours and accessories chosen to reﬂect the needs of the photo enthusiast.
Photo enthusiasts can easily achieve precise, shake-free images, ready to be shared with the world. Step away from the lens and be part of shots with friends and family; frame new memories with creative long exposures and sharper, brighter pictures.
The compact range includes a total of 15 items, which covers;
Compact Light Tripod – available in four colours
Compact Action Tripod – available in three colours
Compact Advanced Tripod – available in two colours
Compact Monopod – available in four colours
Compact Monopod Advanced – available in two colours
THE COMPACT LIGHT - Born to be with you always
The Compact Light is the lightest tripod in Manfrotto range at just 800g/1.8lbs and is the perfect solution for traveling: the natural connection between a mini and full-size tripod.
It is designed to complement the newest Compact System Cameras. The tripod features a quick wheel and universal ¼” thread to easily mount the camera on the tripod and a ball head to allow ultra-fast camera positioning. It is available in four colours (black, white, red-anthracite and pink-anthracite) with matching padded carrying bags.
THE COMPACT ACTION – Made for photos and movies
The Compact Action maintains the popular and highly intuitive ergonomic joystick head with the scroll-wheel locking mechanism and the Photo-Movie selector.
It also includes a brand new smart circular quick release plate which screws into the camera by hand, making the orientation of the camera extremely intuitive. Its new regulating dial allows the user to adapt the strength of the connection to any camera body, increasing performance and security.
All-in-all, this feature rich tripod is the ideal solution for photos and movies in any situation. It is available in three colours (black, white, red-anthracite) with matching padded carrying bags.
THE COMPACT ADVANCED – Great stability and precision
The Compact Advanced is the top-end consumer solution designed for entry level DSLRs with standard zoom lenses up to 200 mm. It features a high performance, foldable 3-way head, offering independent pan, tilt and level movements for framing the subject with great precision and accuracy.
Maximum portability is guaranteed by the new collapsible handle and by the five-section legs which make this solution extremely compact and convenient to carry when folded. It is available in two colours (black & white) with matching padded carrying bags.
THE COMPACT MONOPOD - Born to be with you always
The Compact Monopod is extremely portable and provides invaluable support in any circumstance with minimum effort.
It features a universal camera attachment with a protective cap, a wrist strap to stop accidental damage and an ergonomic grip with a new, comfortable material. It is available in four colours (black, white, red-anthracite and pink-anthracite).
THE COMPACT MONOPOD ADVANCED - Great stability and precision
The Compact Monopod Advanced is the top-end solution in the monopod range. Thanks to its ﬁve sections and the thicker tubes it is the ideal solution for superior stability and performance using an entry level DSLR with standard zoom lenses up to 200mm.
The innovative rotating disc ensures easy and quick camera attachment in a matter of seconds. Finally, the new soft grip and wrist strap ensure maximum comfort and security during operation. It is available in two colours (black and white).
The full range is available now, with prices starting from £19.95.
For more information, visit http://www.manfrotto.co.uk