Built on the same ergonomically improved design as the 190XPROB but without the horizontal center column feature, the 190XB is lighter in weight and slightly more compact.
I am just starting out with photography, and this tripod is excellent for me for the following reasons: - It isn't expensive (compared with ultra light-weight tripods) - It extends very high and very low (great for all types of compositions) - It is very sturdy (has plenty of room to grow with you e.g. new lenses!) - I don't take it for extended hikes very often, so the weight isn't a problem.
A real value which is easy to carry, quickly sets up, and is rock solid. Glad that I made this choice.
like being able to have multiple positions
Sturdy, stable, and easy to use.
A durable and simple tripod. If you don't need spiked feet (They are available as ad ons) or a center column that goes horizontal (How often will you use that?)then the simplicity of this tripod makes it extremely attractive as well as more durable than the fancier versions.
Combined mine witha Vanguard GH-100 pistol grip ballhead (which I also recommend)for my leisure time hobby/passion. Folds small enough to carry on the Think Tank Airport Antidote backpack. Super easy to unfold the legs, really a secure base to shoot from. Supports a Nikon D300 with a battery grip & any lense I have to put on it. Found it used and I'm glad I have it.
I bought a manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way Head, great combination, excelent tripod!!!
Everything I expected
Good quality, easy to use, good value. very stable.
Best small lightweight tripod I have used. I use it for medium format scenery shots with a mamiya 645, and am quite pleased with the results. I'd give it a five, but I'm not a five kind of guy.