Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter



Benro revealed a new behemoth: a heavy- duty, four-section, carbon-fibre tripod, featuring a quick-levelling 75mm bowl ideal for video heads: meet the Mammoth. It has quick-action twist-leg locks to rapidly alter the height from 14cm/5.5in to 160cm/63in. Low shooting angles are made possible by independently locking, three-stop adjustable legs. This £370/ $350 tripod comes with rubber feet that can be unscrewed and replaced with an included spiked option. It also has three built-in 3/8in accessory mounting holes. The tripod weighs 2.25kg/4.97lb, with a maximum payload of 25kg/55.1lb. A perfect match for the Mammoth is an innovative two-way head with eight- stop counterbalance pan and tilt drag adjustment. Benro’s WH15 Wildlife head has an ergonomically designed handle, and quickly extends and locks easily. The

ARMY FATIGUE IN AXIS RANGE Tenba has gone for military- grade protection with the release of the Axis v2 bag line. The three largest versions offer three-point camera access, meaning the bag doesn’t need to be removed to gain entry. The range uses Multicam Black fabric, an airflow harness and auto-adjusting straps. Reflective webbing allows for expandability when combined with Tenba accessories. A laptop sleeve, trolley strap and removable rain cover are all included. The Tenba Axis v2 also has a hidden pocket compatible with Apple Airtag or Tile Bluetooth trackers. Prices start from £65/$80 for a four- litre toploader and go up to £250/$300.

£600/$700 WH15 supports up to 15kg/33lb payloads and uses an Arca-Swiss plate with quick-release clamp. Plus, it has built-in accessory mounts.

SIZE UP The new Mammoth carbon-fibre tripod and WH15 head are an ideal combination for bigger camera rigs and lenses

Nanlite’s most affordable bicolour COB

Nanlite gave show-goers a sneak peek of its forthcoming bicolour FS-60B studio LED COB light prior to its official launch. The compact fixture comes with a correspondingly small price of just £186/$179 - a bargain that should see lots sold. The light has a CCT range of 2700-6500K and weighs just 850g/1.87lbs. Its all-in-one design means you only need to plug the included power cable into the mains – and its neat 247x134x87mm/9.72x5.28x3.34in size makes it easy to fit into tight spots. The FS-60B emits 13,360 lux of 5600K daylight-balanced light at 1m, with CRI and TLCI ratings of 96 and 97. One knob controls the dimming and another adjusts colour temperature, and settings are displayed on a 1.3in OLED. With Bluetooth built-in, users can opt to work via a free smartphone app for iOS and Android. Equally, there is 2.4G wireless for compatibility with Nanlite’s WS-RS-C2 remote. Play around with the 12 built-in practical effects, customised via the app. This latest light uses Nanlite’s small FM mount, but a Bowens-mount adapter is included.



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