Excerpt: The Manfrotto 190XPROB is a relatively compact and affordable tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's one of the best-selling models in Manfrotto's X range, striking a great balance between price and performance. Like most higher-end tripods, the 190XPROB does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it features a plate onto which you can mount a wide variety of optional heads to match your exact requirements.
Excerpt: Upgraded version of a 23 year-old classic, boasting a new centre column system for extra versatility Back in 1984, when Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax! was topping the charts, Italian tripod manufacturer launched the original 190 Mini-Pro tripod to critical acclaim.
Excerpt: It has a unique column clamp design which means that if you release the column and pull it up to its full height, then press in a sprung catch in the base, you can rotate it through 90 degrees and use it as a horizontal boom.
Excerpt: The Manfrotto 190XPROB is the latest take on the base model 190, a tripod that has been in the Manfrotto line for many years. This 2007/2008 incarnation seems to incorporate all of the excellent characteristics of its predecessors and adds a couple of important new features. The 190XPROB is a black anodized tubular aluminum tripod with a three-faceted adjustable center column.
Pros: The Manfrotto 190XPROB is extremely stable. Versatile leg and column adjustments don't compromise stability. Good vibration damping when matched with the right head. The Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod is ideal for use with a wide range of heads from Acratech, Arca Swiss, Gitzo, Kirk, Manfrotto and Markins. Great leg locks that never slip even when overloaded. Other than a couple of minor issues (see Cons above) I have to say the 190XPROB is worth every penny. All I want no...
Cons: No ground spikes or carrying strap included.
Summary: Two highly-adjustable, professional-quality tripods for photographers with DLSR and medium-format cameras.Manfrotto's 190 series tripods were first introduced 20 years ago and the design remains popular with photographers, both professional and enthusiast. The new 190XPROB model retains all the best-loved features of its predecessors but provides improvements in build, compactness and ease of use.