In 2007 the Manfrotto 190X received the TIPA award for Best Accessory on the market, while the 190XPROB won The Editor's Choice award from American Photo. Manfrotto was so proud to receive these awards, but they didn't want to stop there. Manfrotto has taken this already amazing tripod to the next level. Manfrotto presents a New Generation of tripods to the carbon fiber tripod world, extremely light weight with, incredible performance, fast and easy to use combining incredibly light, high quality materials (100% Carbon Fiber Tubes, Magnesium and aluminum die castings) a revolutionary patented center column mechanism (Q90°, Quick Center Column System), and innovative design.
The 190CXPRO3 and the 190CXPRO4 represent three section and four section versions of the PRO tripods. These PRO versions have the patented quick center column system that now uses a tri-faceted 100% full carbon fiber tube, magnesium die castings and magnesium top plate with an integrated leveling bubble.
The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 190CXPRO3: Folds away, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly
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Without queston - a quality product
Let me state up front that I always read product reviews before making a purchase and will be completely honest in my review of this product. I purchased the 190CXPRO3 to replace an aluminum Manfrotto that weighed almost 6 lbs. My primary reason for the purchase was the weight reduction. My initial concerns over stability were erased after using it for portraits, landscape and night photography. Two trips to our local zoo involved numerous setups on uneven ground. The built-in level is very h...View full Review
Let me state up front that I always read product reviews before making a purchase and will be completely honest in my review of this product. I purchased the 190CXPRO3 to replace an aluminum Manfrotto that weighed almost 6 lbs. My primary reason for the purchase was the weight reduction. My initial concerns over stability were erased after using it for portraits, landscape and night photography. Two trips to our local zoo involved numerous setups on uneven ground. The built-in level is very handy in these cases. This tripod folds and unfolds quickly and smoothly. This is important as I probably made a couple of dozen different setups or more during the zoo visits. I should also mention that the center post converts quickly to the portrait position. I am very impressed with the functionality and overall quality of this product. A true example of getting what you pay for.
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Love the hang and feel!
I love Manfrotto products. It took me a long time to move into carbon fiber and I'm sorry I waited so long!
This is an excellent tripod. Very well constructed, light weight and the leg locking mechanism makes adjustments quick and easy.
I really like the horizontal bar for macrophotography. It can unfold in so many different ways... great for macrophotography. I wish the horizontal bar would fold at different angles. Slightly heavy when you ad a tripod head.
The total weight of my gear is under 4 pounds. I have Nikon D7000 + 18-200 VR II lens + SB-700 Speedlight. I bought Oben BB-1 ballhead with this. This combo is great! Love this tripod - extremely light weight and feels like a rock! I looked at both 190CXPRO 4-section and 3-section tripods but liked 3-section more. The legs are sturdier with 3-section.
I carry this tripod into wooded and prairie areas in search of macro photos of wildflowers. Its light weight makes it ideal. Most of my subjects are low to the ground and the horizontal center post and splaying legs are features that are very useful. The trade off is the maximum height when fully extended. I would not recommend this particular tripod if the photographer is tall.
I bought a cheap tripod and was disappointed in the stability. Then I got a sturdy one and was disappointed with the weight. This one is light and sturdy. I should have bought it first. Works well with my D300 with an 80-400 zoom at the zoo. I can carry it around all day.
We film hunting shows, this tripod is lightweight and very stable. Easily fits on our backpack. Operating the legs are super easy. Carbon Fiber is awesome.
I purchased this a couple of years ago and am now just doing a review. I can't say enough about this tripod, its that good. I've been in photograhy 35+yrs and have had a few tripods. I main concern with this purchase was a solid/durable/lightweight tripod and this fits the bill to a tee! I mated it with the Manfrotto 498 ball head which is rated for 17lbs so I knew it would hold my Nikon D90 w/attached battery grip and a SB900 with no problem even with the 17-55mm f2.8 lens in the vertical position!. I also purchased the Manfrotto RC2 rapid connect plate. I later added a Manfrotto Carbon Fiber monopod and added the same head w/the RC2 for compatability. Purchase this, you won't be dissapointed. FWIW I also recommend the Manfrotto Rubber Suction Cup feet.