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Manfrotto’s New Digital Camera Filters & 2-Way Fluid Head

Manfrotto’s New Digital Camera Filters & 2-Way Fluid Head

Manfrotto has just announced the release of two awesome new products: a collection of filters for digital cameras and a new tripod head with variable fluidity settings.

Three filters are included in this new set: a UV  Filter, a Circular Polarized Filter, and a Protection Filter. Each filter also comes in a “Essential, Advanced, and Professional” style, with “Essential” filters offering protection and a water proof surface, “Advanced” filters offer a higher degree of protection, and “Professional” filters offering the most protection of them all, with layers of antistatic coating. Each style of filter also offers increasing levels of anti-reflective coating.

Each filter comes with a reusable storage case, and come in sizes of 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm. Here’s more on each of the three filters:

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UV Filter

A time-honored, multi-functional filter, the Ultraviolet filter blocks UV light from entering the lens eliminating blurring, haziness and blue casting.  Additionally, the UV filter can permanently remain on the lens, protecting it against dust, moisture and scratches. UV filters are available in the Essential and Advanced Collections. Manfrotto Essential UV filter offers 8 layers of coating and is water repellent. Manfrotto Advanced UV filter offers 12 layers of coating and is also water repellent.

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Circular Polarizer (CPL) Filter

The CPL filter improves the overall image quality in two different ways; by increasing color contrast and saturation when photographing scenes such as landscapes with blue skies against white clouds and by reducing reflections such as those often seen when photographing water, glass and similar reflective surfaces.  Due to the high quality of the Manfrotto CPL filters, light entering the lens is distributed uniformly, thus maintaining the sharpness and color balance in images.

CPL filters are available in all three collections, with available features progressing at each level.  The Essential CPL filter transmits 68% of light and includes 2 layers of coating, the Advanced CPL filter transmits 68.1% of light and includes 12 layers of coating and finally, the Professional CPL filter transmits 90% of light and features 12 layers of coating including antistatic layers.

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Protection Filter

The Manfrotto Protection filter has been designed specifically for the photographer who requires maximum protection of his or her gear. Available only at the Professional level, the Protection filter is antistatic, offering the highest level of protection against dust, moisture and scratches. With 12 layers of coating, it offers a stronger anti-reflective surface, greater ease of cleaning, allows for 99.3% light transmission, and is oil resistant. The protection filter is ideal for the photographer who works outdoors or in dusty and/or wet environments.

The filters range in price from $24.99 to $169.99, and are available from Manfrotto only. For more information, on these new Digital Camera Filters, be sure to visit Manfrotto.us

Also of note is Manfrotto’s new MHXPRO-2W Fluid Head 2-way fluid tripod head. The notable part of this new head is its fluidity selector, which “allows users to switch between hard and soft fluidity for optimization with their chosen function and gear.”

The MHXPRO-2W Fluid Head is the only fluid head on the market with this fluidity selector. Lightweight and durable, its made of “adapto, technopolymer and aluminum components”, weighing less than two pounds and supports up to 8.8 pounds.

Manfrotto has tailored the MHXPRO-2W to work well for both photographers and videographers alike:

Manfrotto recognizes that as photo and video professionals expand both their scope of work and their collection of gear, they often require multiple levels of tilt flexibility for their different projects,” said Jodi Palm, Category Manager of Supports at Manfrotto Distribution. “The XPRO fluid head affords photographers and videographers alike, the option to effortlessly transition between hard and soft fluidity, helping them to easily capture their perfect shot. This, coupled with the complete two way tilt functionality and 200PL plate, makes the XPRO fluid head an ideal solution for those photographers looking to branch out into the world of videography, without having to deal with the hassle of head swapping and disassembly.”

The MHKPRO-2W is available now for $149.99. For more information, see the press release below, and visit www.Manfrotto.us

Manfrotto Unveils New Filter Collection for Digital Cameras

Offers Protection, Polarized and UV filters at Essential, Advanced and Professional Tiers

Upper Saddle River, N.J. (November 7, 2014) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo and video support products and accessories, has launched its newest assortment of filters designed to maximize image quality, including a UV Filter, a Circular Polarizer Filter, and a Protection Filter. Available in Essential, Advanced, and Professional collections to satisfy the varying needs of different degrees of photographers, the filters feature increasing levels of protection at each tier. Essential filters offer solid protection and a water repellent coating, Advanced filters offer increased protection, and Professional filters offer the highest level of protection due to layers of antistatic coating. Additionally, all Manfrotto filters feature anti-reflective coating, the number of layers of which ranges from two to eight in the Essential collection on up to 12 layers in the Advanced and Professional collections.

“By offering these web exclusive filters at a range of different performance levels, we’re proud to be able to help all photographers, amateur to professional, obtain the ideal degree of optical quality for their specific needs,” said Jodi Palm, Category Manager of Supports at Manfrotto Distribution. “Thanks to our elaborate multi-coating process, these filters not only offer protection against dust, moisture and scratches, but help minimize reflections and maximize light transmission for optimal image capture.”

UV Filter

A time-honored, multi-functional filter, the Ultraviolet filter blocks UV light from entering the lens eliminating blurring, haziness and blue casting.  Additionally, the UV filter can permanently remain on the lens, protecting it against dust, moisture and scratches. UV filters are available in the Essential and Advanced Collections. Manfrotto Essential UV filter offers 8 layers of coating and is water repellent. Manfrotto Advanced UV filter offers 12 layers of coating and is also water repellent.

Circular Polarizer (CPL) Filter

The CPL filter improves the overall image quality in two different ways; by increasing color contrast and saturation when photographing scenes such as landscapes with blue skies against white clouds and by reducing reflections such as those often seen when photographing water, glass and similar reflective surfaces.  Due to the high quality of the Manfrotto CPL filters, light entering the lens is distributed uniformly, thus maintaining the sharpness and color balance in images.

CPL filters are available in all three collections, with available features progressing at each level.  The Essential CPL filter transmits 68% of light and includes 2 layers of coating, the Advanced CPL filter transmits 68.1% of light and includes 12 layers of coating and finally, the Professional CPL filter transmits 90% of light and features 12 layers of coating including antistatic layers.

Protection Filter

The Manfrotto Protection filter has been designed specifically for the photographer who requires maximum protection of his or her gear. Available only at the Professional level, the Protection filter is antistatic, offering the highest level of protection against dust, moisture and scratches. With 12 layers of coating, it offers a stronger anti-reflective surface, greater ease of cleaning, allows for 99.3% light transmission, and is oil resistant. The protection filter is ideal for the photographer who works outdoors or in dusty and/or wet environments.

Each Manfrotto filter has been finely crafted in Japan with careful consideration to quality and detail. All filters are available in 7 sizes, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm, and each comes with a reusable storage case for maximum protection when off the camera and for more convenient storage and transportation. This new collection of digital camera filters is only available online at www.manfrotto.us with an MSRP of $24.99-$169.99.

For additional information or to learn more about Manfrotto’s photo and video products and accessories, visit www.manfrotto.us. Follow Manfrotto on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManfrottoSoX or on Twitter @manfrotto_us.

Manfrotto Unveils New 2-Way Head with Fluidity Selector for Photo and Video

Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head allows users to switch between hard and soft fluidity for optimization with their chosen function and gear

Upper Saddle River, N.J. (November 10, 2014) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, has launched the new XPRO Fluid Head (MHXPRO-2W) with Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate for easy swapping between photo and video applications. The XPRO Fluid Head is the only lightweight video head equipped with a fluidity selector which allows the user to switch between hard fluidity for slow tilt movement and soft fluidity for fast tilt movement. These fluid cartridge settings ensure that stable videos can be taken with any lens.

In addition to being incredibly versatile, the compact MHXPRO-2W is both lightweight and portable. Its durable body is composed of adapto, technopolymer and aluminum components and though it weighs only 1.54 lbs, it can support equipment up to 8.8 lbs.

Manfrotto recognizes that as photo and video professionals expand both their scope of work and their collection of gear, they often require multiple levels of tilt flexibility for their different projects,” said Jodi Palm, Category Manager of Supports at Manfrotto Distribution. “The XPRO fluid head affords photographers and videographers alike, the option to effortlessly transition between hard and soft fluidity, helping them to easily capture their perfect shot. This, coupled with the complete two way tilt functionality and 200PL plate, makes the XPRO fluid head an ideal solution for those photographers looking to branch out into the world of videography, without having to deal with the hassle of head swapping and disassembly.”

Outside of photo and video applications, the MHXPRO-2W head is also a great fit for birdwatchers using lightweight scopes or digiscoping through an additional camera. The maneuverability of the head ensures that the viewer will be able to quickly track the constantly moving wildlife. The new MHKPRO-2W is available now at retailers nationwide and online at www.manfrotto.us, for $149.99.

For additional information or to learn more about Manfrotto’s photo and video products and accessories, visit www.manfrotto.us. Follow Manfrotto on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManfrottoSoX or on Twitter @manfrotto_us.

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