Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto, a manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, launched the XPRO fluid head (MHXPRO-2W) with a Manfrotto 200PL quick-release plate for easier swapping between photo and video applications.
The XPRO fluid head is a portable, lightweight video head equipped with a fluidity selector that allows users to switch between hard fluidity for slow tilt movement and soft fluidity for fast tilt movement. These fluid cartridge settings are designed to ensure that stable videos can be taken with any lens. Weighing 1.54 pounds, the head is composed of adapto technopolymer and aluminum components, and it can support equipment up to 8.8 pounds.
“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 being marketed to bird-watchers who use lightweight scopes or digiscoping through an additional camera. The maneuverability of the head helps ensure that the viewer will be able to quickly track the constantly moving wildlife.
Manfrotto’s MHXPRO-2W two-way fluid head retails for $149.99. manfrotto.us