This Deluxe B&H Kit consists of a Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 Aluminum Tripod with a 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head. Also included in the kit are a tripod strap, tripod case, bubble level, and stone bag. These accessories will both help protect your tripod, and make it easier to capture quality images.
Holding up to 11 lb of gear, and with a maximum height of 67" the tripod 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 MT190XPRO4'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 low 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 322RC2 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 MT190XPRO4 Aluminum Tripod
The black, redesigned MT190XPRO4 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 MT190XPRO4'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 3.2" 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
Easy Link Plug
Rotating Leveling Bubble
Leg Angle Selectors
Manfrotto's Eye to Style and Design Detail
Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter
The 322RC2 Ball Head from Manfrotto can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the head's ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. A thumbwheel set within the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Once the squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place.
The control handle is initially oriented to provide a horizontal grip for the right hand. However, the included 322RA Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate are detachable and can be repositioned to enable left-handed use with a horizontal grip. Alternatively, the 322RC2 can be transformed into a joystick-grip ball head suitable for right or left-handed use with the control handle oriented vertically and the quick release adapter attached to the top of the configuration.
The 322RC2 has a load capacity of 17.6 lb. The 322RA Quick Release Adapter features an RC2 quick release cam lock for the 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates can be removed from the quick release adapter by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate, which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.
322RC2 Ball Head
- Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
- Uses ball-and-socket joint with easy-to-grip control handle to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
- By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled 360°, fully tilted down to a 90° angle, or returned to its upright position
- When the control handle's squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place
- A thumbwheel set within the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements
- Built-in tension-control indicator within the control handle
- Can provide a horizontal grip for either right or left-handed use
- Available joystick-grip ball head configuration for right or left-handed use
- Has a load capacity of 17.6 lb
- 322RA Quick Release Adapter with RC2 quick release cam lock and built-in bubble level
- Hex key to adjust position of 322RA Quick Release Adapter and tension on ball-and-socket joint
200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
- Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
- Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
- 1/4"-20 mount
- Durable, aluminum alloy construction
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.
Ruggard Padded Tripod / Light Stand Case (35")
The black with yellow embroidery, 35" Padded Tripod or Light Stand Case from Ruggard is an affordable, lightweight, and functional way to store or carry your tripod, light stand, and umbrellas. The durable 400D nylon exterior is complemented by a smooth 150D nylon lining. Dual top zippers provide full-length rapid access to your tripod.
This case can be transported by its two top carry handles, or by its very useful fixed-length shoulder sling. For added storage, there is an exterior 13.5" zippered pocket. The case is accented with a large, handsome yellow embroidered Ruggard logo. This 35" Padded Case is backed by a one-year limited warranty from Ruggard.
Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
This Two-Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level from Vello mounts onto any standard hot shoe on a 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.
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.