When I look at a Manfrotto tripod, the first thing I ask is, are those latches plastic? They seem like such a nice idea and made out of the right material, they would be. The airlines really don't like 'em, though.
In 1972, Manfrotto met Gilberto Battocchio, a mechanical engineer who helped him render his ideas and requirements into actual products, and in 1974, the first commercial Manfrotto tripod was launched. Over the next decade and a half the company grew significantly with manufacturing remaining in Italy. In 1989, the entire Lino Manfrotto shareholding was bought by the British Vitec group with Lino and Gilberto remaining in the Management team.
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