Manfrotto launches new FluidTech Base and monopod kits for stills and video
Accessory-maker Manfrotto has introduced a new series of monopod kits called XPRO Monopod+ and a new FluidTech Base to help videographers to achieve smooth pan, tilt and swivel motions. The new Monopod+ models come in a choice of four or five sections. The legs are made of aluminum or carbon fiber and kits are available with and without heads. The actual monopods are the same as the existing XPRO models but they come with the FluidTech base included.
The new base is slightly larger than the one it replaces and offers three-way motion instead of just support for panning. The rotation can be locked off to allow only panning or unlocked to support smooth action in three directions. The base attaches and detaches by screwing it to the foot of the monopod, and while the base will hold the monopod upright on its own Manfrotto doesn’t suggest using it self-standing with a camera attached.
The new FluidTech Base will be $99.99/£74.95 and the kits including a monopod will start at $189.99/£144.95.
For more information visit the Manfrotto website.