Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Manfrotto 560B Fluid Video Monopod with 234RC Head

First saw this at LeWeb08 in Paris (a great new media conference held in December each year), I noticed several vpodders were using an unusually monopod. If you work in hi-def as I do, you quickly realise that camera shake is extremely annoying. It is SO important to be able to control the shots - and that means some form of camera support is essential. Even carbon-fibre video tripods are heavy and bulky if you're trying to interview people at conferences. So thanks to these people who showed me the Manfrotto 560B monopod, which retails in Europe at around 140 Euro (140 US Dollars in the US!). The mini "tripod" foot at the bottom is enough to stabilize most shots out in the field during conferences. Very pleased. Small enough to collapse into the camera bag.