Manfrotto 190 Carbon Fibre Tripod CXPRO3
The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is a compact, lightweight (1.6kg) 3 section tripod with carbon fibre legs and a multitude of features and superb build quality.
The CXPRO3 extends to 160cm, with a minimum height of 9.0cm and max payload of 7kg.
The key feature of the 190CXPRO3 is its 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 the 190CXPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod’s top casting for compactness, still allowing the photographer to quickly and easily extend whenever it’s required. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached.
The legs of the 190CXPRO3 tripod can easily be extended or adjusted, due to the Quick Power Lock levers that lock and unlock each leg section. The special design of the Quick Power Lock levers allow for 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 Quick Power Lock lever design benefits from 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 190CXPRO3 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.