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ManfrottoMT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Large range of motion (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Travel (16)
  • Wildlife photos (6)
  • Family photos (4)
  • Sports/action (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outshines them all

I give the MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod the highest rating. I have used aluminum and other carbon fiber tripods in the past and this tripod outshines them all.
I shoot mainly landscapes and...Read complete review

I give the MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod the highest rating. I have used aluminum and other carbon fiber tripods in the past and this tripod outshines them all.
I shoot mainly landscapes and sometimes want my camera view at ground level. This tripod is quick and easy to adjust covering all heights.
I use it with my Nikon D800E and Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED, and AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lenses. These setups are NOT lightweight… The MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod is solid, tight, allowing zero wiggle or play.

One does need to be aware how one is holding the releases though… The levers can bite if one is not careful. I would not say this is a con…. the high quality construction MORE than makes up for this.
Manfrotto has a winner here and I give them and this tripod my highest recommendation and compliments. Demanding amateurs and professionals will not be disappointed when using it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Keep your money

It broke as I extended the leg for the very, very first time. Cheaply made product. Returning it to get a Gitzo.

It broke as I extended the leg for the very, very first time. Cheaply made product. Returning it to get a Gitzo.

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5.0

Delivery of the product during the holidays was amazing

By Jim

from Delaware

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

I ordered the product 4 days before Christmas and it came in the next day. Amazing!

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5.0

Just what I wanted

By Kevin M

from Houston, TX

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

Solidly built, and fits in my duffel bag if I take the head off. Great for traveling. Not quite as light as I expected (probably due to the head still being heavy) but more solid and durable than my dent-prone aluminum tripods. The lower part of the legs is a bit bulky.

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5.0

Awesome Tripod

By Photo Goots

from The South

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    I love the light weight. I use it for a variety of cameras from a pinhole to a DSLR. The legs are easy to adjust. Very comfortable to use.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Solid upgrade to previous model

    By DenH

    from San Diego, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Upgrade To Previous
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Slightly Heavier

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    I use this tripod to carry a Canon XA-10. The previous version was slightly smaller and the column collar section broke apart so this was the replacement.

    A bit heavier than the earlier version and slightly longer, which might present some suitcase packing challenges (I carry a LOT of stuff) but overall it feels just that bit sturdier and the column neck area is definitely more sturdy.

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    1.0

    Keep your money

    By mpazir

    from Carlsbad, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheap Compare To Gitzo

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      It broke as I extended the leg for the very, very first time. Cheaply made product. Returning it to get a Gitzo.

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      5.0

      Great Update!

      By Kyle Spradley Photography

      from Laramie, WY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        This is a great update in the Manfrotto line! The slight modifications to the center column and the locking leg clips are fantastic. Super lightweight but still very durable. Worth the extra couple bucks for a quality piece of equipment. Plus, the extra section is great for my backpack trips in making the tripod much shorter.

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        5.0

        Nice sturdy tripod

        By Jay

        from Woodinville, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            I love this tripod. It's classy looking, very practical desgign. The only thing I don't like is the leg extending locks, I like the Gitzo twisting locks better. But other than that, this tripod is an awesome low cost (relatively) alternative to the Gitzo tripods.

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            5.0

            Perfect balance between portability and sturdiness

            By geb

            from Bataan, Philippines

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              I use this for landscape shoots which are usually long exposures, and usually carry it around on my backpack. The center column is just great! Changing it from vertical to horizontal is so easy.
              It's not as light or compact as I wish for travelling, but it's the compromise I get for also going after stability.

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              5.0

              Great tripod

              By loboy

              from sacramento, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                This tripod is exactly what I hoped it would be. Light weight, and compact, but very stable.

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                5.0

                Outshines them all

                By Larry

                from Eureka, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Solid

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                  I give the MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod the highest rating. I have used aluminum and other carbon fiber tripods in the past and this tripod outshines them all.
                  I shoot mainly landscapes and sometimes want my camera view at ground level. This tripod is quick and easy to adjust covering all heights.
                  I use it with my Nikon D800E and Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED, and AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lenses. These setups are NOT lightweight… The MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod is solid, tight, allowing zero wiggle or play.

                  One does need to be aware how one is holding the releases though… The levers can bite if one is not careful. I would not say this is a con…. the high quality construction MORE than makes up for this.
                  Manfrotto has a winner here and I give them and this tripod my highest recommendation and compliments. Demanding amateurs and professionals will not be disappointed when using it.

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                  5.0

                  Great tripod

                  By Mike

                  from WV

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                    I use this mostly for landscape and nature, but also in a studio. Having total flexibility in placement of the legs and being able to move the center column to a parallel position are vey beneficial. I tend to use my camera's built in level, but it's nice to have even a small bubble level attached in case I shoot a different body. When I shoot more macro or low-level close-ups, I'm sure I'll use the 1/4-20 side mount for a flash bracket. The carbon fiber is a nice upgrade from my old aluminum model. The clamps work quickly and reliably, and the whole unit is stable with a D800, battery grip, and 70-200 lens attached.

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                    5.0

                    Good to go work!

                    By Rs the artist

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                        It is ideal for my use. Easy to pack, unpack and handle. Good to go work!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Lightweight for travel and hiking.

                        By Falco57

                        from Springfield, VA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Easy To Pinch Ones Finger

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                        I purchased this tripod for its weight, and have had good experiences with Manfrotto/Bogen products.
                        I have not had a chance to use it extensively so far, but my back notices the difference.
                        One must be careful with the levers on the legs. It is very easy to pinch ones fingers (a one star deduction).

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                        5.0

                        perfect aaa++++

                        By ochapulin

                        from usa

                        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                        Just what I need ,perfect

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Apollo

                        from Clarksville, TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • No carrying case

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                        I carried this tripod all over Europe for over three weeks and over 2000 photos, slung over my back. It is compact enough to easily carry, yet tall enough to comfortable use at 6'1". I put a full frame Nikon DSLR on it with a 70mm lens and it was as stable as could be. The carbon fiber looks so nice I was a little security conscious walking around at night. I would get a case to conceal how awesome it looks when walking around crowded city streets. The only change I made was that there comes a plastic leg tightening wrench that clips onto one of the legs and I was afraid of losing it. It has provisions for a tiedown so I simply attached a piece of string from the plastic wrench to the tripod leg. I am extremely happy with this tripod and expect years of use out of it.

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                        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Not as Stable as I had Hoped

                        By NJK

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Not So Stable

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                        I debated about getting the PRO3 version of this tripod (which has 3-segment legs) but opted to buy this one instead, because with each leg broken into 4 segments, the tripod collapses down to a smaller size for ease of storage, carrying, etc... But this IS still a full-sized tripod, and there is no way to make it fold down to pocket-size. It's going to be big and clunky and a pain to lug around, no matter whether it has 3-segment or 4-segment legs. The leg segments on this PRO4 (particularly those segments at the very bottom of the legs) are disturbingly thin - honestly, not much thicker than a Sharpie marker, when you extend the very bottom leg segments! When you need to get the tripod up high (and extend all of the leg segments), it's just not quite as stable as I feel an Italian-made carbon fiber tripod (of this price) should be. Although the PRO3 version of this tripod won't fold to quite as small of a size, I've got to believe that with only 3 leg segments (each of which will be thicker than the PRO4's), the PRO3 would be the more stable of the two. And at the end of the day, you buy a tripod to keep your camera stable while shooting, right? The tiny bit of "compactness" that you get from the PRO4 just isn't worth the stability that you give up. That being said, it is certainly well built and it's not dangerously wobbly, but I've used carbon fiber Manfrotto tripods (with 3-segment legs) in the past, and they definitely felt more solid. Keep this in mind as you're buying.

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                        5.0

                        excellent tripod well worth the money

                        By long time shooter

                        from San Francisco

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                          I used this tripod for the first time on a four day studio product job. Love how easy it is to use and responsive. The flip release on the legs allows me to move quickly. The center column that turns into a side arm was perfect for shooting product from directly overhead. Very happy with this purchase.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Photo Buff

                          from Long Island, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                            This tripod is well made, sturdy and very versatile. The quick leg setup, tilt center column and accessory attachment provisions makes this tripod outstanding.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Manfrotto 190 Carbon Tripod

                            By Brandon

                            from Sydney Australia

                            Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                            I ordered this from BHPhoto the other week and I have to tell you I am in love with it. The construction and ease of use is just amazing. I was worried that if I purchased this it might not work for me as well as some of my other Manfrotto tripods have ever it was great as good if not better than some of the ones I have already.. It is also the perfect size to go on the new Manfrotto pro light bag that I purchased as well. The weight is just perfect as I spent last weekend walking around with the backpack on with the tripod securely mounted to the backpack.

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                            4.0

                            Great purchase

                            By Injectorhead

                            from New orleans

                            Comments about Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                            Bought this after a recommendation from a friend, best advice ever! Very fast and easy to stet up. I love the horizontal feature. I would definitely recommend.

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