The tripod can hold 15.4 lb of gear, and extends from 8.5" to 67.9". The tripod folds down to 28.1" for transport in the included padded case. It features a 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 8.5" 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.
The 498RC2 Midi ball head is constructed of die-cast aluminum alloy and is strong enough to support an SLR camera with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and ±90° tilt movements, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate and RC2 Quick Release with 1/4'' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8'' female threads. Additionally, a safety system prevents the plate and camera from accidentally detaching from the head. The head includes one quick-release plate, and this deluxe kit provides you with one extra plate as well.
To carry the tripod when it's not in the case, a strap with a neoprene shoulder pad is provided. Also included is a stone bag that attaches to the tripod's legs, providing added stability by placing stones or other heavy objects in it. A three-axis hot shoe bubble level allows you to accurately align your camera to the horizon.
This Kit Includes:
- Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
- Manfrotto 498RC2 Midi Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release
- Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
- Giottos AA1254 Padded Tripod Case
- Oben TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops (Black)
- Vello Three-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
- Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag