This Deluxe B&H Kit consists of a Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod with a 322RC2 Grip Ball Head. Also included in the kit are a tripod strap, tripod case, bubble level, an extra QR plate, and a stone bag. These accessories will both help protect your tripod, and make it easier to capture quality images.
The tripod can hold 11 lb of gear, and extends from 7.6" to 67". The tripod folds down to 27.2" for transporting it 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 7.6" 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 332RC2 is an ergonomically designed ball head has a large grip handle that allows for left or right hand operation. The motion of the ball is unlocked by squeezing the handle, and locked when you release the grip. There is a tension adjustment on the handle to accommodate carious weights. The head includes a 200PL quick-release plate, and this kit provides an extra quick-release 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. The included bubble level allows you to accurately align your camera to the horizon.
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
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 3.5" 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.
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.
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.
Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head
The Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head offers the versatility of a ball head, with true ergonomic control.
The 322RC2 is unique in that it allows the camera mounting assembly to be positioned for left or right hand operation, in horizontal or vertical position, and in addition, will allow you to unblock, move, position and lock your camera with one hand in one position. This is due to the revolutionary design of its grip handle which incorporates the ball lock lever. The very act of taking your hand away from the grip locks the head into position, which eliminates the extra step of having to tighten a knob or lever before being ready to shoot. The tension of the ball can be adjusted to accommodate the load weight.
This head is not suitable for continuous tracking of moving subjects, it is not practical since one must always grip the lever to release the ball and thus your hand would tire after prolonged use.
An ideal head for action or wedding and portrait photographers.
Fast, one-handed positioning
Customizable for left or right-handed use, horizontal or vertical
Built-in bubble level
Optional 322RA adapter or 341 Junior Elbow bracket allow camera to be centered over tripod in horizontal and vertical axes
Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
The Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter is the replacement quick release plate for all heads that use the RC2 (3157N) system. The plate comes with a 1/4"-20 camera screw and a 3/8" bushing adapter, and is compatible with 35mm and standard thread-mounted medium format cameras.
RC2 Quick Release System
Manfrotto AW-3280B 35" Tripod Bag
The AW-3280 Tripod Bag from Manfrotto is a bag made of heavy-duty Cordura nylon. The bag has 1 outside pocket for accessories and is carried by handles or an included shoulder strap.
Oben TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops (Black)
The black TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops from Oben features two quick-release loops-one each at the top and bottom to hold your tripod's legs and head. The solid 1" wide nylon strap is complemented by a 3" wide, non-slip and comfortable 9.5mm thick neoprene shoulder pad that evenly distributes the weight of your tripod. Once adjusted, the strap length back buckles to hold it at your preferred length.
The leg loop adjusts to a maximum of 19" wide while the head loop is secured by a 14" maximum wide loop. The plastic quick-release buckles at each end of the strap allow for fast attachment or use of your tripod. When the shot is there, you don't want to waste time fumbling with overly sophisticated attachment systems. This is a cost-effective tripod strap that fits many tripods and gives you the freedom to travel, set up and pack with speed and efficiency. The strap is backed by a one-year limited warranty from Oben.
Two quick-release loops secured with plastic snap couplers; one for tripod head, one for tripod legs
Fully adjustable, back buckled strap - approx 20-44.5"
1" wide nylon strap
Wide, comfortable 3" neoprene shoulder pad
Easy to attach and remove
Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
This Two-Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level from Vello mounts onto any standard hot shoe on an SLR camera. It allows you to precisely align the camera on two planes, to ensure that the horizon line is absolutely straight. This is a necessary accessory for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or any other photography requiring fidelity to a horizon line or other straight-line elements.
Mounts on camera hot-shoe
Check levels in two planes
Oben Tripod Hammock
This Tripod Hammock from Oben attaches to your tripod's legs via hook-and-loop fasteners. It holds up to 20 lb, lowering the center of gravity and adding stability when using a heavy camera and lens, or when shooting in windy conditions. It can also be used as a shelf to store accessories that you need quick access to like lens caps, filters, or lenses.