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Complete Professional Imaging Support Systems

Manfrotto, brainchild of Lino Manfrotto, was born in 1960s out of frustration with the lack of portable, lightweight photographic and lighting supports. As a photo reporter, as well as industrial and advertising photographer, back then, Lino Manfrotto found that the existing studio equipment was too cumbersome, heavy and did not facilitate the work of professionals. While there was a wide range of studio flash-units and quartz illuminators, basic accessories such as stands, booms and clamps were completely lacking.

Today, Manfrotto designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photographic, film, theater, live entertainment and video markets. Based in Northern Italy at Cassola, Manfrotto continues the tradition of investing in the latest technology together with constant assessment of the product range, production needs and consumer trends. And it is this tradition that has helped Manfrotto maintain the highest standard of quality at all stages and set the standards others follow.


Photo Supports

The Manfrotto photographic system is more than just a wide range of products: it's a real system of professional photo solutions supporting you, whatever the circumstances.

A full range of tripods, heads, accessories, alternative supports, dollies, bags: just make your choice and select the perfect combination, considering the desired features in terms of payload, lightness, speed and precision, to get the perfect kit and equipment you need.

Manfrotto, a real system of solutions able to support you and your photographic passion.



» Download the Manfrotto 055 Tripod Series Catalogue

» Download the Manfrotto 190 Tripod Series Catalogue


» Download the Manfrotto Photo Support 2014 Catalogue

» Choose a suitable Tripod + Head for your equipment with the Manfrotto Camera Support System Configurator

» Download the Manfrotto BeFree Tripod Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 057 Tripod Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 290 Tripod Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 390 Tripod Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto Compact Tripod Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto Pocket Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 050 Ball Head Series Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 050 Photo-Movie Head Leaflet



SYMPLA - Professional Modular Video Rig System 




Hybrid HDSLR cameras and ever-smaller pro camcorders are changing videography dramatically; yet along with the obvious advantages and opportunities presented by smaller, lighter cameras, come new problems to solve:

As ENG camera operators use smaller cameras, and photographers are expected to shoot broadcast-quality video footage on their HDSLRs, both groups are finding that their camera equipment doesn't have the ergonomic form for steady shoulder-mounted or hand-held footage, nor the attachment points for monitors, batteries, light-modifiers or accessories, and the inherent weight that helps minimize camera shake.

SYMPLA is Manfrotto's solution to those problems - it is a professional modular video rig system that:

  • Extends and complements new cameras;
  • Allows for stable support and framing; and
  • Supports essential accessories features.




» Download the Manfrotto SYMPLA 2012 Catalogue

» Download the Manfrotto Video Support 2013 Catalogue

» Download the Manfrotto Bridging Technology Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto 504HD Systems Leaflet

» Download the Manfrotto Remote Control Leaflet




Manfrotto offers the widest and most professional choice of lighting support solutions to serve the photographic, broadcast and entertainment industries.

The company's unrivalled experience combines revolutionary concepts and innovative design with advanced production technology, ensuring quality products that are unmatched for performance and value.

Every studio and location requirement, from lighting support and control to suspension, is answered by Manfrotto's comprehensive range of Stands, Clamps, Arms, Lighting Booms, Autopole System, Background Support Systems, Sky Track System, Still Life Tables.

Safety is a priority for Manfrotto: all equipment is designed to meet international regulations such as DIN 15560, TÜV, CE and ISO standards.

Examples of safety features include cranks that cannot unwind, captive lock-off knobs, rust-proof dachromatic treated sockets, high efficiency wheel brake shoes, rock-solid stand locking collars which ensure all-weather operation and first class quality components in steel, stainless steel, aluminum tube and die cast aluminum.


» Download the Manfrotto Lighting Supports 2013 Catalogue

» Download the Manfrotto LED Lights Catalogue

» Download the Manfrotto Snake Arm & Dado Leaflet



Where the Skills of the World's Best Photographers and Video Operators are Brought Together

The Manfrotto School of Xcellence promises to be a quality resource covering all aspects of modern photography and videography. Featuring Bill Frakes, Robert Bigano, Joe McNally, Ami Elsius, Drew Gardner, Marc de Tollenaere, Kristoff Ramon, David Duchemin, Jim Oltersdorf and Cliff Guy, this online school will focus on the most interesting topics and latest features in the sector: video and photographic equipment, techniques, the use of light and post-production processing.

The platform will offer a series of free training sessions of varying difficulty (from beginner to advanced level) , designed to add to the knowledge of all enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals alike.

Take your skills to the next level by choosing between a number of different training sessions: webinars, video seminars lasting 30-45 mins each, and tutorials in video or editorial format. You can also sign up to receive the latest news, read the experiences of the professionals through their blogs, or chat online with featured professionals during the sessions to ask questions or receive explanations.

This school, an educational initiative supported by Manfrotto, embodies the culture and all-round approach to capturing excellent images both in terms of technique and form, but also communication, art and emotion.



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