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Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod

You Pay: $219.88
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
  • 3 Leg Sections
  • 90° Column Feature
  • Maximum Height of 63"
  • Minimum Height of 3.6" (9.0 cm)
  • Folds to 23.2 (59 cm), Weighs 4.4 lb
  • (QPL) Quick Power Lock for Legs
  • Individual Leg-Angle Settings
  • Easy Link Plug, Leg Warmers on 2 Legs
  • Rotating Bubble Level

The black, redesigned MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod from Manfrotto builds on the success and popularity of the previous 190 series with professional hardware and convenience features that make it even easier to use than its predecessor.

Set up is faster than ever with Manfrotto's Quick Power Lock System that allows you to completely extend the tripod legs with just one hand. Once set up you can use the MT190XPRO3's rapid center column in standard vertical mode or swing it into horizontal position like a boom with Manfrotto's 90° Column feature. Enlarged tabs on the individual leg angle selectors allow you to get down to only 3.6" (9.0 cm) for macro work with the column in horizontal mode. And once you're down there you can attach any of Manfrotto's flexible or articulated arms to hold lights or reflectors via the Easy Link plug built into the tripod's spider.

Convenience features include grippy, rubber leg warmers on two legs for cold or inclement weather and a bubble level that rotates so that you can see it easily regardless of the tripod's position. Finally, Manfrotto's insistence on form following function has yielded a tripod that you'll not only be happy to use but you'll be happy to be seen with, too.

Fast Setup with QPL
The Quick Power Lock (QPL) system is one of the most eye-catching and unique features of the redesigned 190. It is a strong, ultra fast, ergonomic locking system that allows for complete extension of the legs with one hand.
90° Column
One of the most innovative aspects of the 190 series is its compactness, which allows for easier portability. The redesigned patented 90° Column is accessible whenever you need it with simple one finger operation.
Easy Link Plug
The plug allows instant connection between tripod and accessories, such as LED lights for macro photography and DSLR video applications using Manfrotto articulated arms and brackets.
Rotating Leveling Bubble
The bubble is easy to read, whatever the shape of the head or however the tripod is positioned. Just rotate it towards you for easy viewing.
Leg Angle Selectors
Each leg has user selection of 4 angles to accommodate uneven ground or rough terrain. The selectors are manufactured according to most innovative ergonomic standards to prevent fingers and nails being trapped in the upper casting.
Manfrotto's Eye to Style and Design Detail
The entire shape of the tripod has been modified and made more manageable and stylish. The complete redesign of its functional elements shows a particular attention to aesthetics and details: the brand name, for example, appears in many sections of the new 190, including the two legwarmers made of comfortable rubber to provide a secure grip and prevent the conduction of heat and cold in extreme weather conditions.
General
Material Black anodized aluminum alloy
Maximum Height 63" (160 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.2" (135 cm)
Minimum Height 3.6" (9.0 cm)
Folded Length 23.2 (59 cm)
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7.0 kg)
Total Weight 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
Legs
Leg Stages / Sections 2/3
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Tube Diameters Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Cross Section Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Lock Type Quick Power Lock (QPL)
Spiked / Retractable Feet No, rubber
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Bubble Level Yes, rotating
Weight Legs only: 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid, friction lock
90° Column: swings 90 degrees horizontal
Center Column Sections 1
Column Cross Section Not specified by manufacturer
Reversible Column No
Center Brace No
Head
Head Type Not applicable
Adjustments Not applicable
Load Capacity Not applicable
Weight Not applicable
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration
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    ManfrottoMT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Durable (3)

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        5.0

        Love this tripod

        By GenericFemale

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General purpose

          Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

          This is the 3rd tripod I have ever owned, and it's by far the best. I don't think the online product information does this tripod justice. It is very easy to adjust the legs in many ways. There are two extendable leg sections, and the releases are very easy to use. There are four set leg angles that click into place, but you can also adjust the legs at any angle between the clickable settings. You can even extend the legs so they lie flat on the ground. Each leg adjusts separately. Also, you can extend the vertical column straight up and then bend it over horizontally so your camera can be pointed straight down or straight up. The vertical column does not appear to be steady enough to use it in the vertical position; the purpose of the column is to bend it over to use your camera at a 90 degree angle. With the legs positioned flat on the ground and the column in the horizontal position, the camera can be positioned very low to the ground. There are rubber grips on two of the legs, which will be great on cold winter days. Other features: a built-in level; a hook to hang extra weight for additional stability or to attach a carrying strap; and an Easy Link socket, which is a female threaded socket in which to mount optional accessories, such as lighting accessories.

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          5.0

          Works great

          By VJ

          from TX

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

          Great gear. Had it before 4th of July and took some great pics of fireworks. Very steady.

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          5.0

          Great Tripod

          By Daveypav

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

            I use this tripod to hold a 5d Mark III and some heavy lenses. It has been quiet sturdy and its not too heavy to carry around.

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            4.0

            Great Quality Tripod

            By Dude with a Camera

            from Newberg, OR

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                  I wanted a quality aluminum tripod to carry on short hikes and this tripod is the best for the money in the mid range tripods.

                  Pros:

                  - It is a manfrotto with quality parts

                  - I prefer the tabbed designed leg locks over the twist design leg locks

                  - The updated design is both pleasing to the eye as well as innovative

                  Cons:

                  - I bought this tripod before the bigger brother MT055 came out which is only slightly more expensive

                  - Center pole pivots on a plastic ring that looks flimsy (no issues, but the this plastic part does not seem to be a very robust part)

                  - This tripod is more expensive than similar brands with comparative features

                  Sum Up:

                  I wanted to upgrade to a nice tripod after previously wasting money on junk. This manfrotto seems to be of great quality. My only concern is the plastic bearing that the center post pivots on as this piece does not appear very robust. I have had no issues with this tripod and would recommend it to others looking for a quality tripod in the midrange price. If I were to buy again I would have stepped up to the bigger MT055 for added strength and height. Very happy with my purchase though.

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                  5.0

                  cant go wrong with this one

                  By Dave

                  from elk run iowa

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                    I use this tripod mainly for wild life action photos and it does the job ,easy to use, fast set up and rock solid I highly recomend it.

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod

                    By Shooter29

                    from Wyoming

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                      I've only had this tripod for a couple of weeks and I love it. It's light enough to pack and sturdy enough to hold my gear steady. I find a new feature nearly every time I use it. The only thing it's missing is a hook on the bottom of the center column, but the release for the 90 degree feature is there so a hook can't be.

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