Manfrotto 190 Tripod with XPRO Ball Head

Manfrotto 190 Tripod with XPRO Ball Head
Manfrotto 190 Tripod with XPRO Ball HeadManfrotto 190 Tripod with XPRO Ball Head

Item: 28461

Aluminium 4-section tripod, with horizontal column

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RRP £289.95

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* rapid centre column
* 25, 46, 66 and 88 degree leg angles
* 59 cm closed length
* 170 cm maximum height with center column up
* 145 cm maximum height with center column down
* 8 cm minimum height
* 6 kg safety payload
* weight 2.5 kg

Our opinion:

The 190XPRO4 tripod legs are ideal when closed size of the tripod matters, i.e. when hiking or traveling, as with 59 cm including head is quite small for a tripod. This is made possible by having 4 leg sections.

A good maximum load of 6 kg is a further advantage, particularly for wildlife photography.

The bubble level in the top of this tripod rotates - which is very convenient.

What is truly revolutionary about the new Manfrotto 190 series tripods is the ability to attach accessories on optional arms, i.e. LED lights or reflectors. This is such a good idea, as one often has to be an octopus to hold these accessories and release the shutter at the same time. Flexible arms screw into the top of the tripod and start from around ?20.

The tripod includes the popular 498RC2 Ball and Socket Head with matt black finish and common 200PL-14 quick release plate . With a working height of 10cm its maximum load is up to 6kg in weight. The single locking lever provides for 360? panoramic rotation and a separate lever gives +/- 90 degree tilt movements plus a friction control for making precise adjustments.

Manfrotto tripods are not cheap - but they are certainly durable, high quality tripods, that stand out through extras that no other tripod offers.

The tripod kit weight is 2.5kg.

Designed & Made in Italy

Highly recommended ****

Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) 2014 Award:
Best Tripod

'Manfrotto new 190 collection tripods appeal to advanced hobbyist photographers. Two different configurations are available: either aluminium or carbon fibre. This new collection features the new Quick Power Lock lever, which allows release of all locks on each leg with one hand and a single movement. A new 90-degree centre column mechanism and flat top disc for the centre column significantly reduces the overall length of the closed tripod, plus allows easy setup of horizontal position for the centre column for macro. An Easy Link attachment in the top casting allows for attachment of accessories to the tripod, such as an LED light or reflector, which adds to the versatility and shooting opportunities.'
Manufacturer’s Description
This 190 kit comprises a super-compact 190XPRO4 4-section aluminium tripod and a compact, versatile ball head. Both tripod and head have advanced features and excellent build quality.

The key feature of the kit is the tripod's 90? centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes it an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod's top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached.

The 4-section legs of the tripod make it extremely compact: together with the height saving of the new horizontal column mechanism, 4-section legs help to reduce the closed length of this tripod by 16cm compared to preceding 190 models - a boon for any travelling photographer. The legs are also fast to extend and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock levers that block and unblock each leg section. The special design of the QPL levers allows a more comfortable and stronger single-handed grip of the leg locks. From folded, the sections of each leg of the tripod can be released in a single movement. The QPL lever design also offers more powerful locking of each section, meaning the tripod is more stable and rigid than with traditional lever designs. Intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles, again allowing considerable positioning freedom.

A bubble level is built in to the top of the centre column for precise framing. The bubble level rotates freely around the centre column, so it can be positioned wherever it's easiest for you to see it while adjusting the tripod, and without it either being obscured by the mounted head and camera, or getting in the way of head or camera controls.

The top casting of the tripod has an Easy Link connector for supporting a photo or video accessory (such as an LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, and making the tripod into a practical mobile studio.

The ball head included in this kit is a 496RC2.

Made in Italy by Manfrotto.
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