We wrote about the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Lightweight Tripod Head two weeks ago when they first presented this innovative design. The Nitrotech N8 was on display at NAB 2017, and we had a chance to take a closer look with product marketing manager Giuseppe Dilauro.
Manfrotto Nitrotech – A Lightweight Tripod Head for Cinema Cameras
At NAB 2017 we got to see the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8, which is currently the only model of the series. It supports a maximum payload of 8kg, but the special feature is that it can support lightweight cameras as well due to its innovative Nitrogen piston, making a dedicated lightweight tripod for your a7S obsolete. Now you have one lightweight design for all your cinema cameras (up to 8kg) in one package.
The idea is quite convincing as many people shoot both with heavy as well as lightweight cameras nowadays, but can rarely afford two dedicated tripods. The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 is affordable and can fill this market niche. What more can you ask for?
If this lightweight tripod design is up to the challenges of a regular shooting day is yet to be seen in our upcoming review, but it was certainly a popular product at NAB 2017, attracting the looks of many of the visitors.
The Nitrotech N8 is available now and a version for heavier cameras is already in the works.