At this years NAB, Manfrotto showcases their NEW lineup of Spectra series LED 1×1 panels. These high quality LED panels will be geared towards the independent photographer or videographer to be the lightest and most compact units on the market.
These units are available in daylight spot and flood versions as well as a bi-color unit to accurately blend light for various shooting conditions without the need for gels. To more directly address the specific needs of field productions these units can be powered with professional DC batteries via an optional adapter.
Manfrotto also unveiled the new 500 lightweight heads which boasts a wider platform for HDSLR bodies and the sliding plate travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. Faster, easier and safer to use: the side lock system allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. No secondary safety lock is necessary. The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above. The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg of equipment. It’s the most compact head in their successful Bridging Technology range, it also replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head. The 500 is available as a stand-alone head or in kits with twin-leg or single-tube tripods.