Gentec International, the exclusive distributor of Manfrotto products in Canada, announces the new Professional bag collection from Manfrotto, the world leader in professional photo and video products.

Aimed at top photographers, this collection of sixteen camera bags in five styles provides professional camera equipment the best protection on the market.

At the heart of each bag is Manfrotto’s Camera Protection System (CPS), which provides protection where it is most needed. The centre of the bag is usually where the camera body and most valuable lens are stored. In traditional bag designs, this is the area most likely to be damaged if the bag is dropped or mishandled because all the surrounding gear – lenses, flashes, clamps, spare bodies – crushes the centre. Manfrotto’s CPS is the specially structured 3D foam encasing dividers used at the centre of Professional bags to dampen shock and absorb and dissipate the force of impact. In a Professional bag, the heart of the camera compartment offers the superior protection a photographer would expect.

The outer surfaces of Professional bags have another shock-deflecting design feature – a rigid multi-layer construction that, again, keeps the centre of the bag better protected than ever and spreads and lessens the force of sharp impacts.In addition, shoulder bags, backpacks, and trolleys feature sturdy technopolymer feet to keep the bag off the ground and serve as a shock absorber.

Small details add up to protection, practicality, and durability. These include built-in raincovers that keep the bag and an attached tripod dry. Pocket positions, closures, and sizes are all designed to meet the needs of pro photographers, with hard-wearing, rip-resistant fabrics, easy-to-use zips, and durable metal fastenings. The design of the Professional bags is as minimal and stylish as one would expect from Manfrotto – elegant enough for any assignment, in any location.

Professional photographers who experience this new range of Manfrotto’s bags will be surprised by the superior technology, higher protection, and style they afford. These new bags will support top photographers wherever their photographic assignments take them.

Available in January, the complete range of the new Professional collection offers enough variety and versatility to ensure that there is a style and size to suit everyone: Shoulder Bags (5 sizes), Backpacks (3 sizes), Holsters (4 sizes), Slings (2 sizes), and Trolleys (2 sizes). Suggested retail prices range from $89.95 to $399.95.