The Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 is an extremely light weight (1.65kg), 4-section carbon fibre tripod with an Easy Link connector and improved Quick Power Lock leg system. The Easy Link connector with 3/8″ female thread enables the attachment of photo or video accessories via the MN125 Adapter Spigot (not included) to expand your shooting possibilities. The Quick Lock system allows a more comfortable and stronger one-handed grip, for a quicker setup time than previous models. The 90-degree centre column mechanism allows the column to be extended vertically, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting options. Shooting in the horizontal position gives you the freedom to shoot low to the ground which is great for macro work. An integrated levelling bubble on the magnesium top plate ensures accurate framing and a level horizon.
About the Manfrotto 190 series
Lighter and more compact than the 055, the 190 is the most classic and popular tripod in the Manfrotto range. Continuously evolving over the years it is a beautifully balanced tool, and thanks to the wide range of models and versions, the 190 is the ideal tripod for a great number of users – from hobbyists to pro. It offers advanced settings, and like the 055 it can be fitted with a number of optional accessories to increase its capabilities. It is available in different configurations and in 2 materials: aluminium and carbon fibre. Besides the carbon fibre tubes, the CX versions also feature ultra light magnesium casting, and in the Pro version, the carbon fibre column.
The key feature of the 190CXPRO4 is its 90° centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the 190CXPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod’s top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached.
The 4-section legs of the 190XPRO4 tripod make it extremely compact: together with the height saving of the new horizontal column mechanism, 4-section legs help to reduce the closed length of this tripod by 16cm compared to preceding 190 models – a boon for any travelling photographer. The legs are also fast to extend and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock levers that block and unblock each leg section. The special design of the QPL levers allows a more comfortable and stronger single-handed grip of the leg locks. From folded, the sections of each leg of the tripod can be released in a single movement. The QPL lever design also offers more powerful locking of each section, meaning the tripod is more stable and rigid than with traditional lever designs. Intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles, again allowing considerable positioning freedom.
A bubble level is built in to the top of the centre column for precise framing. The bubble level rotates freely around the centre column, so it can be positioned wherever it’s easiest for you to see it while adjusting the tripod, and without it either being obscured by the mounted head and camera, or getting in the way of head or camera controls.
The top casting of the 190CXPRO4 has an Easy Link connector for supporting a photo or video accessory (such as an LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, and making the tripod into a practical mobile studio.
The 190CXPRO4 is made in Italy by Manfrotto.