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Newly redesigned, the Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod makes the famous Manfrotto–patented horizontal centre column feature even easier to use. Now, by extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved. More
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Not perfect, but excellent for the price
from Irvine, Scotland
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod:
After lugging an old 2nd hand Benbo tripod up hills for almost two years, I wanted something lighter but still capable of supporting my camera well on all kinds of terrain. And.. it had to be cheap!After much study I decided to give the 190XPROB a try, and two months on I'm generally very happy with it. It's quick to set up, remarkably configurable and so light compared to my Benbo that I can mount it to the top of my rucksack and forget it's there.In still conditions it'll produce rock steady shots so long as you allow a few seconds settling time after adjusting the camera. It comes unstuck a little when fully extended (or with the central column set horizontal) if there's a decent breeze blowing, but at this price there are going to be compromises.All in all, it's excellent for the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Solid Tripod - It's awesome
By John Need
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It's solid. Period.I use mine with the Manfrotto 460MG 3-Way Magnesium Head and it's simply awesome.I was recently on a shoot in Sri Lanka and was loaned a Vangaurd, carbon fibre....'thing'. OK, it's light and it's compact as hell, but when it comes to holding the Canon 70-200 IS f2.8L with the 5dmkii with battery grip, it was shaky and awkward as hell to use. The Manfrotto is the total opposite of this.It holds up against rivers, models (ha!) tantrums sand and snow. I don't work for them, but if I did, I'd be very proud and happy in my job knowing I'm providing a product which is solid.Get one, you won't regret it.JohnNeed[@]
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A bench in Kandalama, Sri Lanka
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Compass Rose House, Scotland
Really good, affordable tripod.
By Carl S60
About Me Semi-Professional
I finally succumbed to the Manfrotto brand after successfully using Red Snapper products. Now I can see what I've been missing out on.
Good tripod, best price
Good tripod....very compact and mobile....not much difference from 055PRO...less weight and a bit less in height....I would hv been glad if it was provided with a bag too, so 4 star
Bang on - simple and easy to use
This tripod is relatively light, fairly compact but not as compact as some of the other travel tripods. However, this is a lot more versatile and is simple to use. It is able to take a fairly heavy head, camera and lens, up to 5kg overall. It is easily adjustable and locks in tight within seconds. The centre column can be adjusted vertically and horizontally (which is great for macro shots). It comes with a bubble spirit level which is useful if your tripod head does not come with one. Overall I am very pleased with it, and is money well spent - and saved over expensive carbon fibre alternatives.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I have a couple of these now and I love them, they are very versatile and quite sturdy. I have the carbon fibre version as well but this has a bit more stability without seeming to add a whole lot of weight.I use these to attach my camcorder on for bench recording and the "Manfrotto–patented horizontal centre column" means I don't have to reach round anything and I use these to put speedlights in places lighting stands have issues with.All round, this is a great little tripod, add the 804RC2 head and you have a great combo for under £140.
Great use and value for money
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent tripod with just one flaw
I have been using an 055 nature (green finnish) for many years and wanted a smaller, lighter tripod for low level macro work so i went for the 190XPROB. It's ability to get really low was the main factor in my choice along with being compact and relatively light weight (compared to the 055 :-)) ). I use it with a 486RC2 ball head and it works very well apart from one small niggle. When the centre column is in the horizontal position the clamp is incapable of holding the column fully rigid and there is some rotational play which makes using it for macro work a bit of a pain because once the shot is framed and you let go of the camera to use a remote release it changes position, usualy it drops down slightly. However, i decided to dismantle the clamp and examined the mating faces of the two halves and discovered that they don't sit fully flat against each other mainly i think, because of the powder coating. I carefully sanded the two halves on plate glass with fine wet and dry paper until the two halves sat dead flat against each other (removing the majority of the powder coating on the mating faces) then reasemblde the tripod. It still has a small amount of play but this is very much reduced now and is a great improvement on how it was.I'd say this tripod is a great little allrounder but if you're specificaly after one for low level macro work then either do the slight modification or look elsewhere.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Allen Environmental Archaeology
from nr Salisbury
Having retired my over 30 year old Slik 88 tripod, its replacement the Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod with the 804RC2 head is light, compact, sturdy and quick and easy to use. My tripod needs to be versatile and portable as it goes on archaeological fieldwork with me (come rain, snow, sun or sand!), but then also becomes a part of the 'studio' kit photographing objects (finds). The niceties are in the extras – such as the option to purchasae retracting spiked feet with robust rubber feet (for outdoor work -160SPK3) to replace the simple rubber feet (ideal for studio and indoor work), and especially useful is the 90 degree, horizontal option of the column.Buying a tripod bag makes carrying and protecting the tripod an ease – but don't be fooled into buying the Manfrotto MBAG70 – as the tripod will not fit in here with the 3-way head attached with all the levers – go for the Manfrotto MBAG80N which will accommodate tripod and 3-way head comfortably and securely.
Quality and value
I cover a range of subjects from weddings to landscapes. I needed a tripod that was both practical and value for money. This is it.I say it's heavy but that only comes about if you walk some distance with it. It's sturdiness counts that small con out. The quick release plate is a must too for anyone planning on covering weddings/portraits. Look no further than this!
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