Manfrotto, best known for its tripods, has branched into photographic lighting, bags and clothing.
The new line of LED lighting has five models (differing in the number of LEDs) with the 84 LED Maxi leading the pack. The Maxi has a colour temperature of 6000 degrees K, can be set from zero to 100 percent power and will accept gel filters. It gets its power from a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. The company has also introduced the Aura which is an LED-based ring light.
Manfrotto’s bags and clothing will be marketed under two brands: Collezione Lino and Collezione Stile. Five Lino bag models will be available including backpacks and messenger-style bags. The Lino clothing line includes jackets and a photo vest.
Manfrotto says its Stile line is for the fashion conscious. It includes six bags ranging from the Veloce and Agile backpacks to a to the Nano, a small model styled like clutch purse.