Manfrotto have launched the 190 tripod series.
The new 190 tripod features exclusive and stylish additional features. Aimed mainly at hobbyists, the new 190 is a unique tripod that provides greater compactness and portability, plus offers versatile settings that help to release the imagination and creativity of every photographer.
One of the most innovative aspects of the new 190 is the mechanism to operate the new 90° column. It is accessed only when needed and with a quick ‘one finger’ operation at the bottom of the centre column, the mechanism appears from the main casting of the tripod allowing the column to tilt. Both the new column mechanism and 4 leg section models have a more compact closed dimension which allows for easier portability.
The new Quick Power Lock (QPL) system is a strong ultra fast and ergonomic locking system that allows for quick, complete extension of the legs with operation of all locks, on each leg, possible with one hand.
The new leg angle selectors are also easy to set up and prevent fingers from being trapped in the upper casing.
The entire shape of the tripod has been modified to be more manageable and stylish. The complete re-design of its functional elements shows a particular attention to aesthetics and detail: the two legwarmers (on the aluminium version only), are now made of comfortable but robust rubber to prevent the conduction of heat and cold in extreme weather conditions.
There are four models available in the 190 range at the following prices:
MT190XPRO3 – £184.95
MT190XPRO4 – £199.95
MT190CXPRO3 – £344.95
MT190CXPRO4 – £359.95
The new 190 is available in aluminium and carbon fibre versions. For more information about the new 190, visit the Manfrotto UK website.