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Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit

B&H # MA190XP496K (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights
  • 190XPROB Aluminum Alloy Tripod
  • 496RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release
  • Q90 Horizontal Center Column Feature
  • Three Leg Sections
  • Maximum Height: 57.5"
  • Minimum Height: 3.4"
  • Closed Length: 22.5"
  • Supports: 11 lb
  • Individual Leg Angle Selection
  • Weighs: 4 lb
The Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit by B&H includes the 3-section 190XPROB aluminum alloy tripod with Q90 horizontal center column feature, individual leg spread and maximum height of 57.5". The kit also includes a quick release 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 90° / +90° tilt adjustment and a padded tripod bag. Combined load capacity is 11 lb.

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Manfrotto190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

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Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Great first serious tripod

By Clevelander

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Long when compacted

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Shots
  • Portraits
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife

Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

This is a great first tripod and head combination. I got into photography about a year ago and just started getting really serious about it. I was hand-holding all of my shots and definitely got a ton of blurry photos. I took a class and the first piece of equipment they recommended was a good tripod. I had received a "free" (read cheap) tripod when I bought my camera but had never really used it. My wife used to hold a flip video camera and it nearly fell over twice. She told me that my Nikon D3100 was not allowed on it (love when the wife says to buy something better!!!). I did a bunch of research and always ended up back on Manfrotto 190XPROB and the 496RC2. The combination offered the best value without losing alot of features. It is kind of heavy and rather long when compacted. It barely fits in the supplied bag (have to turn the head sideways). But being my first real tripod, I don't know what I'm missing with any more expensive units other than weight.

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5.0

Great starting kit

By LT

from Conover, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

This kit was perfect for me. I needed a sturdy tripod and the carrying case included has been a great additional piece to my kit.

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5.0

expectation met

By Michsteveus

from Northwest Hills, CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bubble level
  • Case with shoulder strap
  • The price for everything
  • Tripod is fast to set up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moon and star shots
    • Sunsets
    • Wildlife Photography

    Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

    I have been using it to get photos of wildlife and the moon. The tripod is quick to set up, and I love the bubble level on it. The weight is ok too. I purchased it in NYC and carried it around the whole day and it wasn't to heavy. The quick release for the camera is great and the ball head is so easy to use. A few turns of the knob and I am ready to go.

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    5.0

    Great Deal

    By sgtmoody1944

    from United States

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to transport
    • Excellent price
    • Flexible
    • Not too heavy
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Exposures
      • Night photography

      Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

      This is a great kit deal that gives me the flexibility I need to go out to shoot. The 190XPROB is sturdy, and I can shoot it with the comfort of mind knowing my gear isn't just going to randomly fall over. Adding the ballhead gives me an excellent flexibility to compose my shots exactly as I see fit, and the carrying case is just what I need for hands-free transport. Though it's not the lightest tripod set available - it's not made of carbon fibers - I'm very, very happy with the price-to-performance ratio and would highly recommend this item to anyone who doesn't mind having carrying a tad bit of weight.

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      5.0

      2 years and going strong ;)

      By MJR

      from São Paulo, Brazil

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

      I use this tripod mostly with a DSLR for night shots and with a binocular (10x50, porro) for night and day spotting.

      So far its bolts are still as tight as they were when bought 2 years ago and haven't demanded any adjustment.

      It's very stable and given it's quality the price is more than fair.

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By Andy the Dandy

      from Grand Junction, CO

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to carry
      • Light
      • Multi-positionable
      • Reliable
      • Stable for most DSLRs
      • Stable for small rigs

      Cons

      • Not Carbon Fiber

      Best Uses

      • Abstract Angles
      • Outdoor photography
      • Public Events
      • Sports events

      Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

      I purchased the 190XPROB tripod and the packaged ball head offered here, separately, about three years ago. I've taken it a lot of places, and is great for carrying on hikes and into events where one would need to be mobile. It's relatively small when collapsed, and is fairly light weight. It is an aluminum tripod, so it's not as feather-light as a carbon fiber one, but it's good anyways. The only down side to it is that since it is light weight, it can't reliably support a lot of weight; mine does just fine with a small dslr, and a medium sized lens. Manfrotto ball heads are awesome, and I'm very happy with the one that is packaged here.

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      2.0

      Not the best

      By Jake The Shutter Bug

      from Fort Collins, CO

      Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

      The fasteners along the legs will slowly loosen or tighten themselves over time. The neck bolt stripped the fitting on my tripod. Then the tightening apparatus stripped its threading after replacing the nut inside the neck piece. The horizontal option is nice but after time it will shift even after tightening as far as you can.

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      4.0

      Quite Impressed

      By Zoltar

      from Albany, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head and Case Kit:

          I primarily use this product for long waterfall exposures and low light photography.

          I have been quite impressed with this product. It is very versatile with the multi-position legs and horizontal position center tube. The 486RC2 head I purchased with this product is superb, and when locked down, I have no apprehensions about lugging the kit fully extended with my 40D and an 18-200. *I did notice some small vibrations on depression when the tripod was fully extended, so I have been using my 2 sec delay when the tripod is at full height.

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