The new 190X is a 3-section aluminum tripod with essential functions and excellent built-in quality. The key feature of the 190X is the ground level adaptor which allows great shooting creativity. Once placed on the top casting and combined with the 4 leg angles, it enables the tripod to reach ultra-low positions. The legs of the 190X tripod are fast to extend and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock levers that block and unblock each leg section. The QPL levers are specially designed to allow a more comfortable, stronger single-handed grip of the leg locks. From a folded position, the sections of each leg of the tripod can be released in a single movement. The QPL lever design also enables each section to lock more powerfully, making the tripod more stable and rigid than with traditional lever designs. Intuitive, ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the pre-set angles, allowing even greater positioning freedom. The top casting of the 190X has an Easy Link connector to support a photo or video accessory (such as a LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, turning the tripod into a practical mobile studio. The 190X is made in Italy by Monforte. Technical Specifications: Attachment Number 3/8 attachment type Center Column rapid Color black Column Tube Diameter 0 63/64 in Leg Angles 25 Degree.46 Degree.66 Degree.88 Degree Legs Tube Diameter 26. 22. 19 mm Material aluminum Closed Length 23.23 in Leg Sections 3 number Load Capacity 15.43 lbs. Maximum Height 62.99 in Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 53.15 in Minimum Height 3.54 in Weight 4.41 lbs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased two of these legs along with two MVH502AH Fluid Video heads. I was very excited for this combo because Manfrotto is, and will continue to be one of the easiest to use and sturdiest consumer tripod brands out there.
However! When I put the new tripod head on the legs I found a major flaw.
There used to be 3 set screws on the tripod plate of all Manfrotto tripods, and all of the heads and legs are or at least used to be interchangeable (aside from flat plate to bowl head). Well they've recently redesigned all of their tripods to only have one set screw instead of 3. This would normally be fine, but they've also changed the diameter of where the set screw is in relation to the center screw. In fact it's so drastic that you cannot tighten down the tripod head to the legs because of it! The set screws do not screw into their specially machined grooves, but instead dig into the metal surrounding the main head screw. It prevents it from firmly locking down...
I purchased the product at the recommendation of camera I was purchasing. The camera was several thousand dollars. During the third use of the product I noticed the leg slightly bent. I moved the tripod and the leg fell to the floor. Thankfully I had a hold of the new camera and it did not fall. Since it has been just a few days since I received the product I logged on to Amazon and requested a replacement. As I move through the process I am not given the choice of an exchange. I am hoping to receive a call from the company so we can resolve this issue.
11/12/16 No product follow up by the company and the issue is the same. Downgrading my rating for lack of company responsiveness.
This is an excellent tripod and I almost hate to give it three stars, but I'll say that of the Manfrotto tripods I've used, the releases on the legs for this one stick out and are a little too easy to flip unintentionally. When I first got it, I set it up with a small DSLR and teleprompter, and had it set up by my desk. I swiveled around and my pant leg caught one of the releases and pulled it very easily and the tripod came at me. I caught it, and thankfully nothing was damaged, but I've been much more careful around it. If you feel like this wouldn't be a problem for you, then get it-- it is in all other ways an excellent tripod and I'll keep buying Manfrotto.
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