Last week, I went in to battle with a broken Manfrotto tripid, one with an insanely large (and consequently heavy) video head. In the process of attempting to repair it, said Manfrotto decided to attack, crushing my thumb in its cold, steely grip. To make a long and slightly bloody story short, my thumb looked like a cartoon character after being crushed by an anvil.
So in an effort to better know my newfound arch-rival, I’m attempting to learn all of Manfrotto’s weaknesses. Check out this video over at Gizmodo of the manufacturing process of a Manfrotto tripod. Pretty fascinating. It’s like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood meets LeVar Burton meets a very monotone Curtis Walker.