Manfrotto’s recently released 500 fluid video head (MVH500AH and MVH500A) replaces their popular 701HDV head. It boasts several key improvements that are targeted for the lighter payload and smaller footprint requirements of compact camcorders and HDSLR cameras.
No photography gear I know of chews through AA batteries more quickly than external flashes. These little technological marvels are awesome, but their onboard power and recycle times can quickly become frustrating. Until now, auxiliary power solutions have been bulky, expensive battery packs that can be burdensome to carry or securely attach.