Manfrotto Advanced Befree Backpack

The new Advanced Befree Backpack has a sleek design and rear access. It's big enough for DSLR kit and personal belongings too – versatile, practical and ideal for travel. The NX Shoulder Bag I V2 is also now in Blue.

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The new Befree Backpack (item MB MA-BP-BFR) is part of Manfrotto's Advanced Collection – usable bags for different situations that let you carry just what you need. The lower compartment holds a medium level DSLR camera such as Canon 5D Mark IV with a 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens attached and up to 6 additional lenses. The padded camera compartment is concealed close to the body at the back of the backpack, for maximum security. There is plenty of space for personal gear in the upper compartment. The laptop compartment holds 15'' laptop and 9.7” tablet. Convert bag to travel daypack by removing padded dividers and collapsing partition between upper and lower sections. Secure a tripod with the strong side strap or protect it further inside the expandable tripod pocket. Befree Advanced series tripod is a perfect fit. Several internal and external pockets and pouches organise accessories and other possessions. The bag is made from tough high-performance materials and a rain cover is included for wet weather. The other new Manfrotto bag arrival is the NX Shoulder Bag I V2 in Blue. This stylish everyday bag is perfect for a mirrorless camera like Olympus Pen and Sony α5000/6000 series, with two or three lenses, plus a few accessories and personal belongings. Internal dividers allow multiple configurations. The top load design makes changing lenses easy and natural. Carry with the comfortable shoulder strap. (August 2018)

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NEW! Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4

New Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 is a gimbal stabilizer that turns your mobile phone into a professional film-making camera. Create smooth, stable footage with Smooth-4. Also available: Zhiyun-Tech Follow Focus for Crane-2.

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Create your own Hollywood movies with just your phone and the Smooth-4. The integrated control panel reduces the need to touch the screen. Control both the stabilizer and mobile camera directly with hot-key buttons. A dedicated professional hand-wheel is built in, bringing you smooth operation with focus pull and zoom capability, to achieve high-precision focus changes in real time and create creative shots. In PhoneGo Mode the gimbal responds to every delicate movement without delay and enables instant scene transition in your footage. Smooth-4 supports all kinds of advanced shooting techniques, such as Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, Wide-range Lapse, Triaxial, Tracking and Focus. Smooth-4 can also track objects including but not limited to human faces with much higher precision. Frame the object you want to track on the screen and the stabilizer does the rest. You can shoot all day as Smooth-4 has a battery runtime of 12 hours and allows two-way charging. It is compatible with phones of all sizes (up to 210g) and can be use with accessories such as LED lights and camera lens. Designed with a slider on its control panel and a trigger button on its back, Smooth-4 easily recognizes and switches between different gimbal modes. It is light and durable, easy and comfortable to hold. Also now available as a stock item: Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 Servo Follow Focus (Mechanical). This tailor-made accessory for Crane 2 that controls the camera lens. It is comprised of a follow focus motor and fixing clamp, and is compatible with various camera lenses. (August 2018)

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Upgraded Tamron, Jupio, Samsung

Tamron's new 18-270mm lens boasts fluorine coating, renovated external design. Jupio's new Power Vault Heat 6700 offers more power. Latest Samsung EVO PLUS Micro SD cards have even faster transfer speeds.

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a light and compact all-in-one lens that packs a 15x zoom punch and captures clean, clear images of high resolution. The newest version of this lens is model B008TS (replacing model B008) – already available for Canon, with Nikon mount to follow soon. The front surface on the lens element is now coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellent, making it easier to wipe clean, and less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. The refreshed external design has a high grade feel with new pattern on zoom and focus rings, and brand ring in tungsten silver. The Jupio Power Vault Heat 6700 is a portable charger with USB output and hand warmer in one device. The latest version is Jupio item JPV0025V2 (replacing JPV0025), now with 6700mAh capacity. This will allow you to do more charging of your smartphones or tablet, or provide heat for longer- up to seven hours. The device reaches a maximum of 45°C, keeping your hands warm on cold winter days! We are now stocking Samsung Micro SD cards again. The latest version EVO PLUS series now features transfer speeds up to 100MB/s for great performance in the latest high-end smartphones, tablets and cameras. Fast read/write speeds mean apps and videos load quicker and files transfer faster. These Class 10 cards are perfect for capturing photos and video recording and playback in Full HD. Samsung EVO PLUS Micro SD cards are available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacity, and come with SD adapter included in the pack. (August 2018)

NEW! Lowepro m-Trekker SH 150

The latest addition to Lowepro's m-Trekker series is new m-Trekker SH 150. This compact camera shoulder bag designed to carry and protect a small mirrorless camera kit, plus iPad mini and small accessories.

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Lowepro's m-Trekker series offers classic styling with a slim format for mirrorless cameras and more. The m-Trekker SH 150 is a compact camera shoulder bag that fits a mirrorless camera kit (such as Sony a7 or Olympus OMD with attached 12-40mm lens) or mobile video kit, GorillaPod, LED lighting, audio equipment and tablet. It's the perfect low-profile mirrorless carry solution. Compact and classic, with interior and exterior pockets, this streamlined design is protective and comfortable to carry. It includes a dedicated interior storage for memory card and tablet. The front pocket holds lens caps, keys and personal items. The removable adjustable shoulder strap is padded for comfort. It comes in two durable fabrics: grey Canvex (in stock now) and black Cordura (coming soon). (July 2018)

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Introducing Parrot Anafi

Parrot Anafi is the new generation of drone. The ideal go-to solution to film stunning high-quality videos and take outstanding photos, capturing the best moments of your everyday life. Spares and FPV Pack for Mambo also listed.

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Parrot Anafi is the flying 4K HDR camera that you can take with you everywhere on the go. The camera boasts exclusive video and photo shooting capabilities thanks to its unique 180° tilt gimbal and up to 2.8X lossless zoom. The 3-axis image stabilization reduces vibration for ultra-stable videos and photos. Take professional videos in 17:9 format with 100Mbps bitrate, and sharp 21MP photos. The wide-angle f/2.4 ASPH lens reduces lens flair and chromatic aberrations. The Anafi has an ultra-compact foldable form, is super-quiet, and resistant to extreme weather conditions and 50km/h winds. The LiPo Smart Battery gives 25-minute flight time with advanced performance. Embedded Artificial Intelligence means automated flight modes (like Dolly Zoom effect, Slow-Motion mode, Hyperlapse mode, Follow Me and more) to capture spectacular shots. Fly safely with Geofence, Smart Return to Home and Find My Drone functions. Use Anafi with FreeFlight 6 app, with a new and easy interface. Anafi (Parrot item PF728005) comes Skycontroller 3, Smart Battery, carry case and other accessories included. Download the Sell Sheet for more information and technical specs. The first spare parts for Anafi have also been listed: Foldable Propellers (Parrot item PF070311) and Smart Battery (Parrot item PF070312). Another new listing is the FPV Pack for Mambo (Parrot item PF070285AA). It includes FPV camera, Cockpitglasses 2 and Power battery for the Mambo minidrone. Immerse yourself completely in the FPV experience. (July 2018)

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New Energizer Promo Packs & Lights

New Energizer MAX Alkaline Card 3+1 Free promotional packs available in AA and AAA. Also upgraded Impact Rubber Light with 2x AAA now included, new LED Metal Light 3AAA and improved Vision headlights.

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Energizer MAX Alkaline batteries deliver dependable long-lasting power and are ideal for low drain devices such as flashlights, clocks, radios, remote controls, smoke detectors and toys. The two new promo packs each have four batteries – you pay for three, and get one free. E91B Card 3+1 Free and E92B Card 3+1 Free both come packaged 12 in a box and, like all promo packs, are available for a limited time only. The new Energizer Impact Rubber Light (item E300668400, replacing E300717500) now comes with 2x AAA batteries included in the pack. The light features reliable LED technology, with a bright white light of 60 lumens, a beam distance of 50m, and 18 hour runtime per set of batteries. Durable rubber construction means the light survives a 1m drop, while the textured grip stops the light from rolling away. The light has a convenient built-in stand for hands-free use and easy push button operation. The Energizer LED Metal Light 3AAA is a handy compact flashlight for everyday use. The latest version (item E30130400, replacing E30068600) is five times brighter than the previous version, providing 50 lumens of light with a 30m beam distance. It fits comfortably in the hand, with a textured surface for firm grip and attached wrist lanyard for easy carry. It runs off 3x AAA batteries (not included in the pack). Energizer Vision HD headlight has been upgraded from 180 to 200 lumens, with similar upgrades happening soon for Vision HD+ and Vision HD+ Focus. All other features remain the same, the headlights are just brighter. (July 2018)

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NEW! Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL

The ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location. Range includes two To Go kits, head and accessories.

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Elinchrom's new ELB 500 TTL combines 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, HSS, Active Charging and Full Asymmetry. Challenging situations are simple thanks to TTL. Be ready within seconds and enjoy beautiful light right from the first shot. Freeze motion in action mode or use High Speed Sync for speeds up to 1/8000s. The ELB 500 TTL ensures exceptional light quality, 10 times more powerful than an on-camera flash. Use with the EL range of accessories for unlimited creativity. The perfect portable all-rounder, the ELB 500 TTL offers you the fun and creativity of flash photography. ELB 500 TTL To Go (item 10309.1) is the ideal one head set to enjoy total freedom in a lightweight and portable solution while still delivering 400 full power flashes on a single charge. ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go (item 10310.1) is the perfect set to be used with total asymmetry. With two independent flash heads, the unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities. ELB 500 TTL Head (item 20190) is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power. It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location. ELB 500 TTL Li-Ion Battery (item 19297) gives 400 full power flashes on a single charge. ELB 500 TTL Charger (item 19277) accepts 100-240 VAC current and supports the Active Charging feature that allows you to plug in and charge the battery while shooting. ELB 500 TTL Snappy (item 19254) offers carrying comfort and protection to the ELB 500 TTL system. Download the sell sheet for more info and specs on ELB 500 TTL. (July 2018)

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Two New Milvus Lenses

Zeiss have added two new lenses to their Milvus series: Milvus 1.4/25, a wide-angle with an eye for detail, and Milvus 1.4/35, a wide-angle perfect for every occasion. Milvus lenses are for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras.

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Capturing perfect moments with exquisite detail is what the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/25 lens is all about. No matter if you are photographing landscapes or architectural features, the outstanding quality of this completely redesigned lens ensures impressive results. It will impress you thanks to its remarkably consistent performance in a variety of areas: outstanding edge-to-edge quality enables you to even position your main subject far away from the centre of the image. Even at full aperture, outstanding results with high-contrast, crisp images, make this lens the go-to choice even in low-light conditions. Both the finest structures of the subject in the foreground as well as distant image elements can be rendered perfectly due to the advanced floating elements design. With a wide 35 mm focal length, the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 lens opens up a world of possibilities. From making your portrait subject stand out against the background to capturing high-precision architectural detail and detailed landscape photography – the choice is yours. The detail provided by this lens never fails to impress, while edge-to-edge chromatic aberrations are almost completely eliminated. With 14 elements in 11 groups, this cutting-edge Zeiss Distagon lens ensures outstanding edge-to-edge imagery detail, even at full aperture. Both Milvus 1.4/25 and Milvus 1.4/35 are available in ZE-mount (for Canon) and ZF.2-mount (for Nikon). (July 2018)

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RidgeLine Horizon Blue

Ready for trail. Ready for commute. RidgeLine series backpacks offer extraordinary device protection for your everyday adventures. Now in vibrant and eye-catching new colour: Horizon Blue.

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RidgeLine series is part of Lowepro's Travel, Latop and Tablet bag selection. The two new bags in the range are Lowepro RidgeLine BP 250 AW in Horizon Blue/Traction, a 24-litre daypack, and the slightly bigger Lowepro RidgeLine BP 300 AW version. This 25-litre pack includes a top FormShell pocket that offers impact-resistance, ideal to protect a pair of sunglasses or other fragile item. It is also available in Horizon Blue, with Traction patten fabric. RidgeLine series bags are outdoor-inspired daypacks with lots of organization and dedicated device storage, built from premium weather-and-impact-resistant materials. CradleFit compartments suspend and protect a 15" laptop and a 10" tablet. Tricot-lined pockets prevent scratching. The padded breathable air-mesh back panel provides long-wearing comfort, and includes a built-in trolley handle for easy transport when paired with a rolling bag. The built-in All Weather Cover protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand. Stretch-mesh side pockets are ideal for quick-grab items like water bottle, or travel umbrella. The grab handle provides an extra carry option. Sturdy YKK zippers provide smooth operation and long-lasted durability, while the heavy-duty fabric is abrasion, impact and UV light resistant, with reflective hits for visibility and PU coating for protection from moisture. The other colourways in the series - Black/Traction and Mica/Pixel Camo – are also available. (July 2018)

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New Joby BallHeads

Following the introduction of the newly redesigned Joby GorillaPod range earlier this year, new Joby Ballheads 5K, 3K and 1K are now also available on their own. Evolved design and state of the art features.

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Joby BallHead 5K is a professional-grade precision engineered ball head with independent pan and tilt functionality, Arca-Swiss system compatible quick release plate and capacity to support pro-level DSLRs and devices weighing up to 5kg. It replaces old Ballhead X. Ballhead 5K features 360° panning bed and 90° tilt for optimal position control, perfect for portrait or landscape shots. The numbered scale on the base lets you accurately repeat 360° pans, while the secondary knob locks pan separately. This versatile ballhead is not only for DSLRs – it can also mount strobes, flash or video lighting, microphone, speaker or any other 1/4"-20 device weighing less than 5kg or 1/8” mount with included adapter. It also works with Joby pro-level accessories like GripTight PRO Mounts, GorillaPod Arms and Hub Adapter. Joby BallHead 3K is a precision engineered ball head with 1/4”-20 quick release clip and bubble level that supports DSLR/mirrorless cameras and devices weighing up to 3kg. It replaces old Ballhead for GP3. It features 360° panning bed and 90° tilt for optimal position control, and can also mount other 1/4"-20 devices, and work with other Joby accessories. Joby BallHead 1K is a new size, a compact mini ball head that supports compact mirrorless cameras, advanced compact cameras and other devices weighing up to 1kg. It too offers 360° pan and 90° tilt, and supports 1/4”-20 devices and Joby accessories. And, like other the two heads, it pairs with both GorillaPod tripods and any other tripod with standard 1/4”-20 mount. (July 2018)

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