Manfrotto has completed its update of the popular 190 series of tripods with the introduction of the new Manfrotto 190X.
The 190X is a three section aluminum tripod that includes a ground level adapter that allows the tripod to reach ultra-low positions for capturing ground-level images. Key features on the Manfrotto 190X include the following:
- Quick Power Leg Locks (QPL): Manfrotto’s new ergonomic locking system is designed to make it easier than ever to deploy and adjust the legs of the tripod, allowing for complete extension with one-hand in a single movement.
- Redesigned Leg Angle Selectors: Improved with ergonomics in mind, Manfrotto engineers redesigned the new Leg Angle Selectors found on the 190X and across the entire 190 series of tripods, to simplify the adjustment and selection of the appropriate leg angle with one simple thumb motion.
- Easy Link: Built right into the spider, Manfrotto’s Easy Link plug (3/4”) allows users to safely attach any number of accessories, such as lights, monitors, or microphones, directly to the tripod, without having to mount to areas such as the legs which could potentially damage or comprise the integrity of the legs themselves.
- Rotating Leveling Bubble: Thanks to Manfrotto’s new patented Rotating Leveling Bubble, which moves freely around the upper disc, users can rest assured that they’ll be able to easily determine whether or not the tripod is level and precisely position the legs no matter what side of the camera they may be on.
The new 190X line-up consists of the 190X tripod alone for $200 retail, along with three different tripod and head kits ranging from $278 to $334 retail. Check out all the options at B&H via the following links:
I wish I were in the market to replace my 190 series Manfrotto tripod. My only ever complaint was the difficulty of getting the tripod very low to the ground. Of course, I too have that problem now… LOL.