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  • Leg point of view pre-sets enlarge the tripod’s fortitude in bad continue conditions or upon disproportionate terrain.
  • Quick movement leg thatch with brand new softened design.
  • Horizontal mainstay underline allows the tripod to strech intensely low positions. Center mainstay can be fast as well as simply swung straight to horizontal
  • Built-in burble suggestion turn creates camera fixing discerning as well as easy
  • Requires tripod conduct – Head is not included

Product Description
Manfrotto 3 Section Aluminum Pro Tripod – Manfrotto 190XPROBAmazon.com Product Description
The Manfrotto 190XPROB three-section tripod is ultra stable, flexible, as well as easy to use, creation it the good preference for veteran photographers everywhere. The tripod is renowned by the Manfrotto-patented plane core column, that has been utterly redesigned to emanate the some-more user-friendly feel. By fluctuating the mainstay to the top straight position, users can right away pitch the tripod turn to plane but stealing the conduct or disassembling the mainstay itself. This creates switching in between framing as well as positioning setups some-more available than ever. In addition, Manfrotto softened the ergonomics of the leg point of view recover resource as well as the quick-action leg locks, creation it the zephyr to open, position, as well as tighten the tripod in only the couple of seconds. The tragedy of the locking resource is even user-adjustable, so we can find the right tragedy for your joy level.

The tripod’s singular pattern allows the photographer to make make use of of the core mainstay horizontally as an fluctuating arm or plumb (both right-way-up as well as upside-down). When used horizontally, the core mainstay can be incited 360 degrees around the tripod, creation it utilitarian for macro work, low-angle shooting, impassioned change points, as well as off-center work. This additionally creates the tripod the beneficial appendage for chair-bound photographers, who can lay next to the tripod instead of at the back of it, putting them most closer to the camera viewfinder.

Should we need to change the tripod upon an disproportionate surface, we can set any of the legs to the opposite widespread point of view over the tripod’s core of gravity–a contingency for inlet shots upon outside terrain. This additionally allows we to regulate the tripod to multiform opposite heights, with 4 preset eccentric leg angles as well as the spring-loaded step resource for additional stability.


  • Color: Black
  • Includes tripod head: No
  • Closed length: 22.4 inches
  • Minimum height: 3.3 inches
  • Maximum height: 57.5 inches
  • Maximum tallness with core mainstay down: 48 inches
  • Load capacity: eleven pounds
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Leg cranky section: Round
  • Column cranky section: 3-faceted
  • Leg sections: 3
  • Bubble suggestion level: 1
  • Leg angles: 25, 46, 66, as well as 88 degrees
  • Center column: Rapid
  • Section core column: 1
  • Column blood vessel diameter: 25mm
  • Attachment: 3/8-inch screw
  • Leg blood vessel diameter: 25, 20, as well as sixteen mm
  • Suggested dolly: 127, 127VS
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years

Manfrotto 190XPROB 3 Section Aluminum Pro Tripod

5 Reviews

  1. John L. Hemingway says:

    I’ve had plenty of opportunity to field test my 190XPROB since buying it several weeks ago. It has more than met expectations. Paired with a good ball head (mine is the Bogen-Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System), it will satisfy most value-conscious serious amateur photographers. My rating reflects this combination of quality and price.

    For the record, my dSLR and heaviest lens together weigh about eight or nine pounds.

    Stability without center column extended: The 190XPROB easily supports my camera with macro, normal zoom, or mid-telephoto zoom lenses attached. The tripod legs are independently adjustable to four different positions, allowing many different shooting configurations. The tripod has been stable in all of them.

    Stability with center column extended vertically: The 190XPROB reliably supports my camera and heaviest lens when the center column is extended to a bit more than half its length. The tripod also provides stable support with the center column fully extended, providing a little extra care is taken when positioning the tripod and vibrations (e.g., from wind or traffic) are minimized.

    Stability with center column extended horizontally: Being able to change the center column from vertical to horizontal is one of the outstanding features of the 190XPROB — very handy for macro work. The tripod is stable in any leg configuration with the center column extended to about two-thirds of its length. With the legs spread in the two or three widest positions, the tripod is stable with the center column fully extended horizontally.

    Ease of operation: Simplicity itself. The flip lever leg locks open and close easily, lock securely. The tripod legs slide smoothly. Leg length adjustments during use are painless. The center column raises and lowers easily, rotates smoothly. Attaching a ball head is no problem at all. Very fast set up in the field.

    Weight and carrying: At four pounds, the 190XPROB is not the lightest of tripods. Your ball head may add another pound. But this is a very compact tripod when folded and even with the legs extended one section — it’s easy to carry by hand or across a shoulder. I don’t really notice the weight at all.

    Features & suggestions: Two legs have durable leg warmers, a nice extra once the weather turns cold or rainy. They allow a firm grip on the tripod. There is one bubble level (but I much prefer using a double level attached to the camera’s flash hot shoe). The tripod comes with rubber feet that are fine on floors or pavement, but a set of spiked feet (Bogen – Manfrotto Retractable Spiked Feet Adapter Set (3))adds stability on grass or uneven ground outdoors. There is one small hook from which additional weight can be suspended to reduce vibrations, but it is positioned on the side of hub rather than on the under side. This could make it awkward and a little inconvenient to use.

    One caution: The 190XPROB is 48 inches tall with the center column closed (57 inches tall with the column fully extended). A ball head may add a couple more inches. As tripods go, this is not very tall, though it suits me fine for several reasons. If you’re much above six feet tall, you might want to consider a bigger tripod to avoid spending too much time bent over while looking through the camera viewfinder (this wouldn’t be a problem if your camera has a live view LCD function).
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. E. K. Arnold says:

    the manfrotto 190xprob may be the best prosumer tripod legs on the market. that is to say, if you need more tripod than this, you’re either a wildlife pro or a serious amateur with some long prime lenses.

    the 190xprob replaced a cheap VidPro with a plastic head that was very creaky and required overt carefulness. the difference is really astounding, and when you factor in the durability — i expect this to last for many years– the added expense over the cheapies is well-justified.

    at first glance the 190xprob has that mercedes/bmw look: smooth, clean, symmetrical, steely, with style for days. seriously, this is a good looking pair of legs.

    the design is top-notch. manfrotto didnt cut any corners in terms of ergonomics or materials. the fliplock leg extenders clamp solidly yet open fluidly. the piece de resistance is the center column, which easily slides up and extends horizontally for macro or close up work at low angles. a press of a button and the legs hyperextend for extreme low angles, and easily snap back into place.

    the whole thing looks and feels solid. but it only weighs four pounds — light enough for a hike but probably not the best choice for a long vacation (although it will fit diagonally into a 22″ carry-on if you’re that determined).

    manfrotto has seemingly thought of everything — there’s a bubble spirit level right where you need it, foam leg warmers on 2 of the sections, and even a hook for a sandbag or similar weight for use in windy conditions. you can get all sorts of accessories too, like spiked feet, an m-bag, etc.

    i tested the horizontal column with a nikon d300 w/ grip and a sigma 50-150 — probably about a good 5-6 pounds. the key to horizontal extention i soon learned was putting the extended arm directly over the front leg to ensure balance. i wouldnt recommend this for non-level ground, though. in horizontal mode, the arm can be swung around, shortened, or tightened instantly. it feels pretty solid vertically, although you wouldn’t want to raise it up all the way with a heavy camera + lens combo.

    the maximum height is 57 inches or so, and the thing folds to 22″. when folded it makes for a compact package that’s ergonomically easy to carry, even in one hand. it also fits into the webbing of the canon deluxe photo backpack that’s available on this site too.

    if you need a lighter, smaller tripod for travel or hiking, check out the velbon luxi which is 12″ folded and weighs 1.6 lbs, or the gorillapod slr. if you need a slightly bigger tripod, the next step up, the 055xpro, goes to 72″ and can hold 15 lbs., but weighs 5.3 lbs, and has otherwise the same features.

    of course you still have to buy a head, and here you have a choice between ballheads, panheads, and action grips. manfrotto makes solid heads — i have the 488RC4 ballhead and the 3232 swivelhead — which you can use on other tripods or monopods as well.

    the 190xprob gets: one star for design, one star for features, one star for ergonomics, one star for combination of weight and load capacity (11 lbs total w/out head), and one star for price — it’s not cheap but a value compared to more expensive tripods. that’s five stars, folks.

    bottom line: manfrotto has done it again with an innovative, stylish, and functional unit. at 4lbs., the 190xprob is right in the middle of the support “sweet spot” — sturdy enough to shoulder a load with confidence, yet light enough and reasonably compact for field work. the price is about right for a quality aluminum ‘pod — the cheaper ones are less well-made and/or can’t hold as much, and the carbon fiber ones cost 3-5x as much, and shave only a pound/pound and a half or so off of weight. that would make a difference on a multi-day excursion or a serious hike, but for “serious casual use” this manfrotto is great. it has a ‘pro’ look and pro features, and for the price it’s hard to beat.

    recommended for a d300 and up to a 70-200 or 80-400 lens. anything bigger and you’re probably looking at carbon fiber territory.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. David Gray says:

    I had been looking for a lighter weight, shorter and more versatile tripod for some time. The 190XPROB does the job very well. It provides the versatility I was looking for. As a wildlife photographer I needed a tripod I could set up and adjust the leg height quickly and with the quick action leg locks it works perfectly. It is very stable with my Canon EOS 30D and EF 100-400mm lens. The Bogen Menfrotto 190XPROB is my prime tripod now.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. tabhastal says:

    Having tried both the 055XPROB and the 190XPROB, I chose the 190. I liked the lighter weight and shorter height of the 190 and it was sturdy enough for my camera and long lenses (I have a Canon 40D). Here are the differences with the 190 listed first:

    Weight: 4 lbs vs 6.4 lbs
    Height w/out extension: 48″ vs 60″
    Max height: 57.5″ vs 70″
    Max load: 11 lbs vs 15.5 lbs

    Everything else is pretty much the same. FWIW, I am 6 ft tall and the 190’s max height (center column extended) put the eyepiece just at my eye level. The unextended height of the 055 is just a bit higher; I would have to stand on a brick to use its extended height. The 055 is just too tall for me. Alternatively, it you are taller than 6 ft, you might not be able to use the 190; go for the 055.

    So, the 055 is heavier, taller and can carry more weight (camera and lens).

    Two negatives with both: First, the center column can go horizontal which is handy in many situations. However it is hard to set in an exactly horizontal axis (it sags). You must have a ball mount to adjust your view to a true horizontal. Secondly, they are not ruggedized. If you use it inside, all’s well. But if you go into the woods or the rocks, they will get scratched pretty easily. There also is a lot of plastic that will probably break and the legs have rubber feet (not that useful when you are trying to use it on rocks, cement, etc.)

    Definitely go with a ball mount (I have the Manfrotto 488RC2). Unless you shoot in a studio you will be shooting from some very unlevel places. The ball allows you to get a horizontal view in your shot regardless of the configuration of the tripod. The head I use also has a pan lever which allows me to lock the ball into place and then pan along the horizontal axis.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. James D. DeWitt says:

    This is a durable, light-weight, sturdy, quick-adjusting and quiet tripod. It supports my 300mm f2.8 lens, even in moderate wind. I have a Manfrotto (Bogen) 701RC2 head that I like even more. I carry a lot of gear in the field, and weight and reliability both matter. This set up has given me both for almost a year. Strongly recommended.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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