New Gear: Manfroto Photo/Video Head

The Manfroto Photo/Video Head (obscure Model #MH055M8-Q5) is Manfroto's first photo/video head and is looking to fill a gap in the Hybrid DSLR market.

While the Manfroto 501HDV Fluid Head that I've been using is really great for dedicated video work but it's just not suited for adapting it to still photography when my 2nd camera is occupying my Induro PHQ-3 (also a fantastic piece of work).

Once I put this beautiful piece of industrial design through the paces, I'll give you my own take on it. Until then, I'm going to let the folks from Manfroto show you themselves. (It's a little bit of a back story behind WHY this is a nice move in the marketplace, but it's a little slow to the point. Skip to 2:20 to head right into the product demo.)

Manfrotto Photo-Movie Head by Drew Gardner from Manfrotto on Vimeo.

Manfrotto Imagine More - Pro from Manfrotto on Vimeo.