Summary: I have been using a metal Manfrotto tripod that weighs 7 lbs with a 128RC head that I use with a Swarovski 80mm scope. After a lot of thinking, I decided it was worth spending the money to upgrade to these legs and the Manfrotto 700RC2 head to save 3 lbs. The legs are an upgrade in performance over my metal legs. The leg locks work well and the carbon fiber is nicer besides being 2 lbs lighter. The 700RC2 head is 1 lb lighter than the 128RC head.
Summary: Purchased Manfrotto 190CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs for the wife for her new spotting scope to keep her spotting scope system under seven pounds. Helping her carry with ease when we are out and about in the field. One of the biggest reasons for purchasing from Eagle Optics is prices competitive with other big online companies. Eagle Optics tells you online that the produce is available and ready to ship or unavailable.
Summary: A friend recommended this tripod, and I love it. Much lighter than my previous Manfrotto tripod. I will order the tripod head after I get past the holiday spending frenzy. I would definitely recommend to anyone, and Eagle Optics always has the best price.
Summary: I have an old Manfrotto steel tripod that I have used for years (bought it from Eagle optics too) and I have been totally pleased with it. But for traveling I wanted to move to a lighter tripod. I had originally ordered a swarovski tripod from another vendor and had to return it, due to leg clips not locking. So I went back to what I am familiar with.... Eagle Optics and Manfrotto... and decided on this tripod with the 128 RC micro fluid tripod head. This is excellent!!
Summary: I am a professional outfitter, guiding hunts for various game in Mexico that requires light strong tripods on which to use various optics, and occassionally, use for a shooting rest. These tripods are the very best on the market for for what I use them for.
Summary: I purchased the 190CX3 carbon fiber tripod legs for use with a spotting scope. I needed a lighter, more adjustable set up without the coldness of aluminum. This tripod more than "fills the bill." It is the perfect length to fit in a daypack, is very solid, and very adjustable. It is a perfect fit for me.
Summary: this tripod is used in rough country big game hunting. Used as a mount for high powered binoculars and spotting scopes. Must be, an is strong enough to use as a shooting rest on occassion. Works perfectly. A wonderful multi-use tool in a light package.
Summary: I wanted to replace my heavy, 4.4 lb Swarovski tripod with a lighter weight one on which to mount my Swarovski ATS 65HD spotting scope. I selected the Manfrotto 190CX3 carbon fiber tripod based on an Audubon magazine article. This reduced the tripod weight by 1/3 to 2.9 lbs representing the significant reduction in carry weight which I was looking for. This seems to be a solid, sturdy tripod.
Summary: I've been using this tripod since I "got" it (for myself) for Christmas. I wasn't looking for portability, but was VERY impressed with the light-weight nature and ease of set-up. It held my Nikon D90 without difficulty, and my low-light and night photos have been excellent. One happy customer here.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly