NEW! Manfrotto Element Series

Manfrotto Element tripods and monopod offer fast set-up for the perfect shot. Range includes Traveller Big and Traveller Small tripod kits in four colours, and a monopod in two. Replaces PrimaPhoto travel kits.

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The Element Traveller Big tripod kit supports cameras from CSC to DSLR even with large lenses (up to 200mm). Switch between tripod and monopod applications thanks to the detachable leg. The kit extends to a height of 164cm and folds down to just 42cm. The Element Traveller Small tripod kit is ideal for those who wants to travel light and save space. It fold down to a tiny 32cm, making it a breeze to pack in your backpack or suitcase. The telescopic mechanism extends the column up to a height of 143cm: the perfect compromise between portability and performance. Made from reliable and lightweight aluminium alloy, the tripod legs spread independently and feature three leg-angle stops allowing versatile positioning on almost any surface. The twist lock mechanism enables photographers to get into the perfect position with smooth rapid movements. Both kits include an aluminium ball head that delivers smooth movement, with a firm lock, 360° pan with independent pan lock, and Arca-type quick release plate. The kits also come with padded bag for easy storage and transport. Multiple colour combinations – Black, Grey, Red and Blue – will satisfy different styles. The Element Monopod has 5-sections, extends to a height of 150cm, folds down to 41.5cm, weighs just 500g and supports up to 15kg. It comes with wrist strap and convertible 1/4” 3/8” screw for either securing a camera directly or for an optional monopod head. Available in Black and Red, and the ideal choice for sport, wedding and wildlife photography. (November 2017)

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NEW! Jupio Power Vault II

Jupio's Power Vault II is a new series of three external rechargeable power banks. The stylish design features rubberized housing and rounded corners. Available in 20000mAh, 10000mAh and 5000mAh capacities.

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Jupio Power Vault II universal portable rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are ideal for charging smartphones, tablets and other USB devices. Great for travel. Each model features two USB ports, a Micro USB input and a Lightning input. Use a USB charger or the USB output of your computer to charge the Power Vault II. Use the charged Power Vault II for charging USB devices like smartphone and tablets. The included Lightning cable charges Apple devices like iPhone or iPad. Power Vault II is equipped with LED power and charge indicator, and comes with comes with Micro USB cable, Lightning cable and printed manual. The Jupio Power Vault II 20000mAh (Jupio item JPV0087) is the top model of the range, dimensions 68 x 82 x 22mm, 300g weight, and 12 to 13 hour charge time. The Jupio Power Vault II 10000mAh (Jupio item JPV0047) is the middle-sized model, dimensions 148 x 75 x 17mm, 230g weight, and 6 to 7 hour charge time. Lastly, Jupio Power Vault II 5000mAh is the smallest model in the range, dimensions 128 x 75x 13mm, 135g weight, and 3 to 4 hour charging time. All models are white in colour. Power Vault II will be replacing the original Power Vault models (20100, 12000, 6000, 2600 and 2500 – all discontinued when current stock sold). And in other Jupio news, there is a new Jupio replacement battery for Fuji NP-W126S (Jupio item CFU0017). This new version, replacing CFU0014, includes chip with better heat protection. (November 2017)

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Gitzo Century Camera Backpack

Gitzo is celebrating their 100th anniversary with the launch of the highly exclusive Gitzo Century camera backpack. Built to meet the needs of the world’s most discerning and style-conscious photographer.

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Gitzo, a pioneer in some of the most advanced, revolutionary technologies for professional camera equipment, is celebrating one hundred years of outstanding innovation and technological leadership. Gitzo initiated the travel tripod era by combining stability with the freedom to embrace creativity. To mark its 100th anniversary, the brand is redefining excellence in its field with the launch of several highly exclusive products, including this iconic Gitzo Century camera backpack. This bag is designed especially for Gitzo Traveler fans who own premium cameras and require similar standards of premium quality and detail in their photography bags. It is meticulously crafted in Italy out of premium materials - genuine Italian cow leather crafted to resemble carbon fibre, reminiscent of Gitzo Traveler tripod legs, and water-repellent and wear-resistant nylon, with guaranteed high resistance to scratches and abrasion. The backpack has a roomy internal insert that easily accommodates a medium-size DSLR or premium CSC with 70-200/2.8 lens attached, plus 2 additional lenses. Alternatively it can hold a DJI Mavic Pro with its remote control and accessories. Other key features include double side access; smart tripod connection for Series 0 or 1 Gitzo Traveler or similar sized tripod; dedicated soft-touch compartment for a laptop; and various compartments, concealed pockets and countless intelligent storage solutions for all the equipment, accessories and personal items you may require. (November 2017)

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Manfrotto Nitrotech N8

Nitrotech: a revolutionary new head that combines the most successful features of Manfrotto’s video head range with ground-breaking, unique Nitrogen piston mechanism for continuous counterbalance.

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Manfrotto’s game-changing new Nitrotech N8 Fluid Video Head makes a strong impression at first sight through its distinctive, impactful design, which emphasizes its breakthrough technology. The head securely supports a load up to 8 kg. It features a precise, continuous counterbalance system that effortlessly and safely holds and operates a wide array of video camera models, in a variety of sizes. The variable fluidity function on both pan and tilt allows smooth, judder-free movement. Its 3/8” Easy Link equipped with an anti-rotation function enables an external monitor or other accessories to be fitted. This video head also features a side-lock sliding plate mechanism for safe, quick and easy camera attachment. It has a flat base mount with a highly versatile, standard 3/8” thread for different support combinations (tripod, slider, jib or crane). Four kits with the Nitrotech N8 are also available, all with 75mmm half ball and padded bag included. Two with single leg tripods: lightweight, ergonomic and easy to use. Kit MVKN8C comes with 535 MPRO 3-section single leg carbon fibre video tripod, ensuring great stability. Kit MVKN8CTALL comes with 536 MPRO 4-section single leg carbon fibre video tripod, extending to a maximum height over 2m. The other two have two-stage twin leg aluminium tripods: an extremely rigid solution, with secure and reliable leg locks, and spiked feet with rubber overshoe. Kit MVKN8TWINM comes with 546B video tripod with mid-level spreader. Kit MVKN8TWING comes with 546GB video tripod with ground-level spreader. (November 2017)

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New Peak Design Leash and Cuff

Peak Design's ultralight favourites – Leash and Cuff – have been totally designed. Even more streamlined than before with refined aesthetics thanks to premium materials and redesigned touch/stress points.

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The most versatile and quick-connecting camera strap in the world, the all-new Leash from Peak Design packs thoughtful functionality and endless adaptability into an ultra-portable package. It is configurable as a sling strap, neck strap or safety tether. Easily adjust length with new dual low-profile aluminium quick-adjusters, designed to be operated with just one finger. Leash connects and disconnects quickly using the Anchor Link system, and the included anchor mount enables more configurations. Leash is built for speed, strength and comfort, and is small enough to stow easily in your pocket or bag. Peak Design's all-new Cuff offers total peace of mind in a tiny, low-profile package. Cuff is the most elegant, unobtrusive way to protect your camera from accidental drops. It quickly and securely connects to any camera, binoculars or other device. The wrist loop magnetically locks in the open position, or comfortably cinches down on your wrist for added security. When not in use, Cuff stores as a bracelet for quick accessibility. Cuff is ultralight and compact for total security with minimal footprint, and has been totally redesigned with new anodized aluminium adjuster and adjustable magnetic clasp. Both straps also features slimmer anchor cord to fit through more camera strap eyelets, new anchor shape for easier one-handed operation, slimmer anchor links, and upgraded webbing for more durability, smoothness and twist resistance. Both replace older versions, and are available in Black and Ash. (November 2017)

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New Mambo Fly, Mission & FPV

Whether you are after a flying experience, a gaming experience or a racing experience Parrot's 2017 Mambo minidrone range has you covered. Learn to fly like a pro, indoors or outdoors, 3 piloting modes.

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Mambo Fly is the minidrone without accessories - for the flying experience. This quadcoper is robust and easy to fly. Considered one of the most stable minidrones on the market thanks to its auto-pilot, you will have no trouble controlling it to interact with your friends and even take your picture from the air. Mambo Mission is the minidrone plus Flypad controller, Cannon & Grabber - for the gaming experience. Test your skills with the two included accessories. Whether you equip it with the Cannon for target practice or the Grabber for transporting, the Parrot Mambo minidrone will make the sky a surprising adventure ground. Speed racing or skill games, aerobatic or high-flying challenges, you're ready for a maximum of fun. Mambo FPV is the minidrone plus Flypad, FPV Camera, and Cockpitglasses 2 - for the racing experience. Immerse yourself into an FPV (First Person View) flight experience like no other. With the Parrot Mambo FPV, break all boundaries and enjoy an immersive experience that only cutting edge technology can bring you. The FPV camera and Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 guarantee to plunge you into the unprecedented world of racing. Record and transmit content in 720p HD; join the Mambo Racing Club and share your videos online. Take on challenges, organize races and feel the adrenaline rush of being an FPV racing pilot. Visit the product pages for Mambo FPV, Mambo Mission and Mambo Fly, and download the Sell Sheets for more information and technical specs. (October 2017)

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Elinchrom Rotalux and More

New versions of all Elinchrom Rotalux softboxes are replacing the old versions. Speed Ring is not included and must be ordered separately! Other new items: Profoto Speed Ring, HS Transmitter for Sony, ELB 1200.

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The Rotalux softbox provides soft and even light, and is easy to set up, lightweight and folds down just like an umbrella. Elinchrom have introduced new versions of all Square, Rectangular, Strip, Octagonal and Deep Octagonal Rotaluxes. These new 'box' versions (for example Octa 100cm replaced with Octabox 100cm) do not come with a speed ring included in the box. Speed ring must be ordered separately. You need only one adapter ring for any shape and size of Rotalux. For Elinchrom lights this is the Universal Speed Ring for Elinchrom. And Elinchrom users are not the only ones who can take advantage from the Rotalux softbox system. There are now optional adapter speed rings for other brands of studio flash. The new Speed Ring for Profoto is available as a stock item, and we can order new speed rings for Broncolor, Bowens and others if required. Elinchrom's EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is now also available for Sony camera users. It's more than just a trigger for flash units – also control and visualise power settings of your Elinchrom units. HS (Hi-Sync) is the exclusive Elinchrom technology to go beyond the X-Sync of your Sony DSLR. It's easier than ever to set-up and trigger your camera up to 1/8000s shutter speed. It allows you to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken background and use wider aperture. Elinchrom's much anticipated ELB 1200 is now in stock! This remarkably powerful, robust and portable battery pack is the latest premier adventure light for photographers. Download the brochure for more info about the ELB1200 pack, dedicated heads and four To Go kits. (October 2017)

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NEW! QuadGuard BP X3

Lowepro caters to quadcopter racers with a new QuadGuard backpack. QuadGuard BP X3 is the largest backpack in the QuadGuard series. The design from pro quad racers meets the quad pilot’s every need.

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The QuadGuard BP X3 – latest addition to Lowepro's QuadGuard series - takes quad protection to the next level by providing a top-of-the-line carrying solution for up to four quads and a full range of accessories and gear. FPV Quad racing is an increasingly popular sport, and this bag provides quad racers with the protection, storage and thoughtful design they need in order to take their gear with them to any location – no matter how remote. It's an ultra-protective, armored backpack with room for everything racers need. The bag can securely carry one quad with up to 5” propellers internally and up to four FPV quads total through added exterior mounting locations. A multi-level, adjustable divider system securely houses a quad, transmitter, batteries, chargers, propellers, small-to-mid-sized FPV goggles, LCD screen, 15” laptop protected by built-in CradleFit technology, and other essentials. A moisture wicking back panel and adjustable shoulder and chest straps keep users cool and comfortable. A removable toolkit makes on-the-go repairs easy. This new pack also features compression-molded FormShell technology to protect gear without added bulk or weight. FormShell exterior pockets provide easy access to sunglasses, water bottles and other small items in addition to stretch and zipper side pockets for even more accessibility to small items. The built-in, All Weather AW Cover protect the QuadGuard BPX3 from rain, snow, dust, sand and any imaginable weather condition. (October 2017)

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Parrot Bebop 2 Power FPV

Parrot Bebop 2 Power is the latest of the Bebop generation and the most advanced of Parrot’s consumer quadcopters. This FPV pack includes drone, Skycontroller 2, Cockpitglasses 2, and two Power batteries.

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The key features of the Parrot Bebop 2 Power include greater battery life (30 minutes of continuous flight - best battery life on the market for a drone in its category) and a new flight assistance system. Become one with the flight by using the FPV goggles or activate the integrated Follow Me feature and your drone will follow you automatically. Explore, take photos and capture videos - experience no limits, time belongs to you. The Bebop 2 drone is light, compact and sturdy, with a one-piece design. This new version features a matte and shiny black finish. It is agile, reliable and east to pilot, with maximum speed of 65km/h in sports mode and 2km transmission range with the Skycontroller 2. The drone has a three-axis stabilised 14MB Full HD camera for excellent quality images. Making top-quality videos with a drone has never been easier. Parrot Bebop 2 Power’s intelligent flight modes let you capture perfect aerial videos the from the get-go. With a simple click, launch auto-shots such as 360° panorama and various travelling camera motions with simultaneous camera movement and Magic Dronies: Orbit, Tornado, Parabola or Boomerang - ideal for filming yourself. Two new Power batteries are included in the box, for one hour cumulative flight time, so you can push the limits of your aerial exploration. Visit the Bebop 2 Power FPV product page and download the Sell Sheet for more information and technical specs. (October 2017)

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NEW! HPRC for DJI Spark

The HPRC range has been extended with three new specialized carry solutions for the DJI Spark Fly More Combo: two resin cases and one soft bag, all with pre-cut foam interior for drone and lots of accessories.

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The hard cases are HPRC items SPK2300BLK-01 and SPK2350BLK-01, external size 335 x 289 x 155mm and 365 x 290 x 115mm respectively. Both of these are watertight resin cases are designed to protect and transport DJI Spark drone and its accessories in the pre-cut foam interior. HPRC's hardshell cases are impact- and drop-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and feature a neoprene seal that when properly closed is designed to keep the cases watertight and your gear protected even if submerged in shallow water. An automatic release valve equalizes air pressure when travelling between different elevations. The modular nature of the interior means that after you've stopped using the Spark you can re-purpose this case by replacing the foam cut-out with cubed foam. The soft bag is HPRC item SPKBAG35-01. The bag is constructed from wear-resistant polyester and features a reversed zipper for increased water-resistance and a padded lid for enhanced protection. The bag has straps so it can be worn as a backpack. It also has a top carry handle. Like the cases it comes with pre-cut foam interior. Both cases and soft bag will accommodate DJI Spark Fly More Combo (with props attached), batteries (1 installed in Spark), remote controller, charging hub, power supply, spare props, prop guards, and other accessories. (October 2017)

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