July 10th, 2014

Announcing the new Elinchrom ELC PRO HD 500 Flash Head

Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. a leading global distributor of premium photo and video support products and accessories, has unveiled the world’s most complete, feature-rich compact studio flash unit from Elinchrom, the ELC PRO HD 500 Flash Head. The ELC is at the forefront of studio lighting technology combining everything a photographer needs and wants with the consistency and reliability that is expected from Elinchrom.

The ELC is the first unit to incorporate an OLED screen that displays every control for the most intuitive, flexible user experience ever. Recycling times are lightning fast while Swiss precision guarantees consistency of power output and color temperature, shot after shot. Furthermore the super-fast flash durations enables users to freeze motion like never before. The unit features Elinchrom’s stop based power scale enabling users to see the power in Joules, flash durations and many other settings. A jog wheel provides easy navigation of the new menu.

The ELC features three exciting new shooting modes including:

  • Sequence Mode – Allows users to sequentially trigger up to 20 ELC’s, in bursts or as a continuous cycle, to utilize the high frame rate of their camera
  • Delayed Mode – Provides the option of first or second curtain sync and everything in-between
  • Strobo Mode – Enables users to take a picture with stroboscopic effects within a single frame

“The ELC is the world’s most advanced compact studio flash enabling photographers to work with very low power flash and continuous light to bring their creative vision to life,” said Paul Zakrzewski, Director of Marketing at Manfrotto Distribution Inc. “The ELC’s auto-sensing multi-voltage power supply allows photographers to use the ELC Pro HD 500 anywhere in the world and its multiple shooting modes makes it one of the most versatile flash heads on the market.”

The ELC PRO HD 500 Flash Head is available at retailers nationwide. For more information visit www.elinchrom.us.

(Sponsored Post)

October 14th, 2013

Manfrotto Launches New Camera Bag Lines

Manfrotto has just unveiled two new lines of camera bags, a Pro line and a 12-model Advanced line for more casual photographers who want to be able to carry both camera gear and personal items.

roller open MB MP-RL-50BB_det12The Pro line features 14 different models in various sizes including: four holster-style bags, five shoulder bags, a trio of backpacks and two roller bags. During a pre-release presentation about the new Pro line, Manfrotto emphasized the sturdiness of the camera dividers offering extra protection internally as well as the Exo-Tough construction of the outer design of the bags.

The former, which Manfrotto calls its Core Protection System, provides more rigid interior dividers, while the latter is compressed layered foam front of the bag, for example. The outer shell is very stiff so Manfrotto used extra padding on the inside of the bag so the gear is further protected from the Exo-Tough structure—which comes in handy when someone accidentally steps on the bag (which has happened to me at Fashion Week).

Be sure to check out the camera bag roundup in the December issue of PDN for a closer look at one of the shoulder bags but, meanwhile, we can say from some hands-on time with the bags, that these are sturdily built and designed with pros in mind. Depending on the individual style of each new Manfrotto bag, you’ll find an assortment of features such as tripod holders, comfortable straps, plenty of room for accessories and tablets/laptops, reinforced feet, rain covers and some nice little touches inside.

Prices start at about $65 for the smallest Holster bag and go up to $370 for the largest Roller. Check the Manfrotto website for more information.