Friday, October 19 2007
PhotoPlus: 24-foot tripod from Manfrotto
You couldn't miss this one: Standing in the middle of the Manfrotto booth at PhotoPlus was a towering tripod with a camera perched at the top. Turns out it's the new 269HDB-3U, a tripod/stand that raises a camera as high as 24 feet. Consisting of five twist-locked sections and has a special camera plate designed to prevent rotation during long exposures or in windy conditions. Approximately $325--ladder not included.
For details, read the Manfrotto press release:
New Manfrotto Camera Stand Takes Photography to New Heights
Manfrotto’s 269HDB-3U Gives Professionals the Ability to “Elevate” the Look of Their Images
Ramsey, NJ – If you’re searching for a way to add a different perspective to your images, look no further than the new Manfrotto 269HDB-3U. Another high-quality, innovative support product from Manfrotto, the new 269HDB-3U gives shooters the ability to essentially take their photography to new heights. The 269HDB-3U will be showcased at PhotoPlus 2007 in the Bogen Imaging booth, #636.
The 269HDB-3U is crafted from electro-welded aluminum and features five sections with twist locks. To ensure that the column is level at all times, no matter what surface the stand is used on, the 269HDB-3U features and adjustable leveling bubble and triple leveling legs. Unique to the photography market, the triple leveling legs allow the user to adjust the leveling column and move the position of the camera.
At a maximum height of approximately 24 feet, the 269HDB 3U provides photographers with an eagle’s eye view of their subject. The 269HDB-3U can support a maximum payload of 15.4 pounds, and features a special camera plate to mount a camera, with or without a head, as well as to stabilize the column to prevent rotation during long exposure times in windy conditions. Photographers simply use the dedicated remote control system for their camera and control settings from the ground, using a laptop. For added support, the 269HDB-3U also features a double spider casting and double bracing.
The 269HDB-3U is extremely versatile and is ideal for a number of applications, including outdoor and indoor use as well as commercial and law enforcement. It can provide professionals with a unique overhead vantage point of their subject, which brings other subjects into the shot that a traditional position wouldn’t allow, as well as gives photographers the ability to stabilize their camera in the event that a traditional tripod is not high enough.
Thanks to its compact design and quick setup, the 269HDB-3U is also a useful tool for police or security, allowing them to view suspect places, such as over walls or buildings, in a matter of minutes.
Street price: $325.00
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