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6 Red Dot Product Awards for Manfrotto in 2014

04/07/2014 — 

6 Red Dot Product Awards for Manfrotto in 2014

Manfrotto, the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment has been awarded 6 Red Dot Product Awards for in 2014.

The Red Dot Product Design competition has existed since 1954 and its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognized quality seal. This year 1,816 manufacturers, designers and architects from 53 nations entered the competition for the Red Dot quality seal, with the best products presented with the award of design excellence.


The following Manfrotto products have recieved the Red Dot Product Award 2014:



The 190XPRO4 is a super-compact 4-section aluminium tripod with advanced features and excellent build quality featuring;
90° centre column mechanism which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally.
Quick Power Lock levers that lock and unlock each leg section in a single movement and offers more powerful locking of each section.

Intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors allowing each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles. Freely rotating bubble level to avoid positioning being obscured by the mounted head and camera, or getting in the way of head or camera controls.

Easy Link connector for supporting a photo or video on an extending arm or bracket, and making the tripod into a practical mobile studio.

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Befree is an innovative tripod dedicated to photographers who love to travel. Compact, light and portable Befree is the ideal travel companion featuring; Unique folding mechanism the legs fold perfectly around the head and quick release plate attachment. In the closed position it is only 40 cm long.

Maximum payload 4kg guaranteeing stability and sturdiness even with longer zoom lenses. Unique leg angle selectors quickly allow you to select between two inclinations offering maximum versatility for camera positioning.

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The X-PRO 3-Way Head is Manfrotto’s most compact, precise and reliable 3-way photographic head. With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head is only 13cm x 13.5cm x 13.5cm (5.1” x 5.3” x 5.3”).

Friction controls on the X-PRO 3-Way Head’s tilt and portrait axes help balance the weight of camera equipment so that fine framing adjustments can be made with the locking knobs open, only locking everything down once everything’s ready.

With 3 leveling bubbles on the head, composition can be levelled precisely in-camera, reducing post production work. Sturdily built with a rugged aluminium body for reliability and durability, the X-PRO supports up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs), but weighs only 1 kg (2.2 lbs).

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The MVH500AH is a lightweight head with a wider platform for HDSLR bodies which has a sliding plate which travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11lbs) of equipment. It’s the most compact head in our successful Bridging Technology™ range and it replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head.

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The Manfrotto PIXI is the perfect mini tripod for Compact System Cameras (CSC). The new push-button mechanism enables you to position and lock the ball head in one rapid, intuitive movement. Pushing the button releases the ball joint to move freely. When the button is released, the ball is locked automatically in the selected position. PIXI has been developed for entry level DSLRs fitting these basic requirements:

• Body: maximum weight of 650g/1.4lbs

• Focal length: maximum 85mm (standard non-professional lens)

• Total equipment payload: maximum 1kg/2.2lbs

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KLYP+ Deluxe Photo Kit is the all-in-one photographic solution exclusively designed for iPhone® 5/5s. The innovative photographic bumper is the basis of the overall KLYP+ system: a set of three interchangeable lenses, a brand new LED light and a tripod mount. The bumper not only protects the iPhone® from falls and scratches, but it works as a portable connection system on which to screw in the lenses and slide on the LED light and the tripod mount.