Summer is just around the corner, we’ve just switched the cameras to British Summer Time and the mornings and evenings are getting lighter. It is also time to treat yourself to some new photo accessories for Manfrotto for the summer season.
Get your photo gear outside with a Manfrotto camera bag
How about a new bag for your camera, one that is lightweight – so you can put more kit in it. Manfrotto has two recently announced bags ideal for photographers even those heading for a day out hiking or sightseeing in the city.
The blue Off Road Hiker Backpack (right) is a bag with split personality; 50% of the space is for camera kit, the other 50% for your day out essentials. The internal camera section is removable so the whole bag could be converted to a bag for the beach even. With the camera bag module inside you’ll be able to fit a DSLR with a lens attached and two additional lenses. Being blue and looking more like a hiking bag than a camera bag you’ll be right at home as a tourist in the city too. If you’re backpacking this bag is even designed to be configurable as a bag carried on your chest rather than your back.
Hold the camera still on location
While I like the idea of winter landscapes and later alarm calls, the option to shoot really early in the morning and late in to the light evenings in warmer temperatures is highly welcome. For landscape photography you will need a stable tripod to hold your gear. Manfrotto tripods have been my personal brand of choice for more than 20 years and the range covers the small and light to the big and heavy for maximum stability. Getting out in the summer you need something that is light to carry and small to pack.
Two options from the Manfrotto line are the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Tripod. It folds to just 40cm long yet is still stable and fast to setup. BeFree tripods come in a range of colours to co-ordinate with your came bag – it would be an ideal match for the Off Road backpack above.
If you need more stability the Manfrotto 190XPRO Carbon Fibre Tripod has carbon fibre leg tubes to damp out vibrations and be light weight. The centre column can be switched from vertical to horizontal orientations which is really helpful if you need to get down low to your macro subjects.
Mobile phone photography is a big thing and Manfrotto have been supporting photographers with a range of mobile centred accessories for some time. The Manfrotto Imagine More website has two dedicated sections for mobile phone photography tips and Instagrammers.
The latest KLYP+ is designed for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is a protective case for your phone, lets you add six different lens options, attach your phone to a tripod and has a built-in kick stand to prop the phone up.
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