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Manfrotto190XB Tripod with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head Kit
 
4.0

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4.0

not the best for good pan and tilt

By attagirl

from Saint Paul, MN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 190XB Tripod with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head Kit:

    I plan to use this with a second small camcorder and already have this tripod, an older model, for the other camcorder. The new tripod is exactly the same as older model (so that's good) but this head will be best for the camcorder that won't be 'moved'. The movement for panning isn't too bad but the tilt is very jerky unless you use great control using both hands on the whole part that moves (not just handle). Using the tilt handle with the panning handle works very nicely for panning but you can't do this for tilting. The pan/tilt head I bought for the older tripod is much better (128LP) and I will use that for the 'moving' camera. Otherwise, the tripod/head appears to be a pretty good value for the money if you aren't going to use for highly professional videos (or you'll do a lot of tiny editing out the jerks) and need to be cost-conscious. It's lightweight for easy travel, has a good snap off system, and will be great for setting up non-shaky weird angles for still photos so will use it that way also I'm sure.

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    4.0

    Nice combo

    By tommyk

    from NY

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Locks In Tight
    • Smooth Movement

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Special Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 190XB Tripod with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head Kit:

      If like me you are unwilling to spend more money for a tripod than you did for your camera this is a great choice. A tiny bit heavier than I wanted but the action is smooth and this combo will do everything you need to take great photos. The quick release is nice and the legs are quite stable. A good choice for those on a tripod budget.

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