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And, of course, the bags are built to protect your gear while on the move. Both Pro Light Cinematic backpacks feature Manfrotto’s signature shock-absorbing Camera Protection System divider for optimal protection of equipment. And as a fully loaded bag can be heavy, there are load lifters, sternum straps, shoulder straps and waist belts which are fully adjustable for a customised fit to keep the bag comfortable for a long time. The bags are built to take a lot of punishment and last for years as they are made of water-repellent ripstop nylon/polyester, hollowed ITWNexus buckles and Duraflex hardware. And frequent fliers will appreciate the easy-access laptop pocket for a device up to 17 inches, and external zip or stretch pockets for accessories or travel documents and a water bottle. Both Pro Light Cinematic backpacks have a dedicated monopod and tripod connection. They also come with a DuoFace sun/rain cover to protect from harsh weather and reflect sunlight to keep gear cool and dry. Your whole kit in one bag The Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Expand video backpack is the first on the market built to hold a complete filmmaking kit and still comply with international carry-on luggage rules. It can hold one of the popular camcorders like a Canon C100 or 300, Sony FS7 or Panasonic EVA-1, fitted with a 70-200mm f/2.8 pro lens attached and up to ten lenses, accessories or extra bodies. It’s called the Expand as it has an expandable front panel to allow a camcorder with its handle assembled
ABOVE No shocks when you unpack your Pro Light Cinematic backpack – the Camera Protection System will look after your kit.
The £269.95/$279.99 backpack also has a dedicated tripod attachment that can be configured to carry either a fluid monopod or a video rig. The ideal solution for gimbals The Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Balance video backpack is the correct size for airline hand luggage and is designed to hold a DSLR or mirrorless camera with lenses as well as a DJI Ronin M/MX motorised gimbal fully set up – saving you a lot of assembly time. The side pocket is designed to hold the DJI Ronin remote control and main unit, and a dedicated zip pocket inside stores the disassembled bar. There is direct access from the side of the bag, so it’s easy to get the Ronin out and start filming. The signature Manfrotto NeverLose strap secures your support of choice and an additional dedicated connection keeps your assembled Ronin Grip attached. The Cinematic Balance also features a dedicated fluid monopod and/or Ronin Tripod connection and costs just £269.95/ $279.99.
to be securely held. This is great for use on location as there is no time wasted in building up your kit every time you want to use it. Of course, this makes it too big for carry-on use so when it comes time to fly, the camera handle can be removed and stored inside, then the backpack’s front panel collapsed. This makes the pack more compact and legal to carry on your flight.
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ABOVE Carry on whatever the weather thanks to water-repellent ripstop fabric and the DuoFace sun/rain cover.
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