Manfrotto 190CX3

Manfrotto 190CX3 3-section tripod combines great performance with essential and functional design. The tripod features 3-faceted aluminum center column which totally eliminates column rotation, Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, Built-in low angle adapter in the center column for ground level shots, Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°), ergonomic leg angle selector, and tubes: 100% Carbon Fiber. The Manfrotto 190CX3 has maximum height of 57.48 in, maximum height 46.85 in, minimum height 2.36 in, and weighs 2.91 lbs/1.32 kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Manfrotto 190CX3 User Reviews

“Easy to use, quick to set it up, light-weight and sturdy what more to ask for. I checked a few of them in the store among the Manfrotto collection and I think this is one of the best deal. This tripod doesn’t have that feature to flip the center-column in horizontal position but I believe that function is unnecessary. The Manfrotto 190CX3 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is very light and it’s easy to carry around.” – By Photograph-R
Rating: ★★★★★

manfrotto 190cx3
“excellent for spotting scope use on backpacking trips. Lightweight, compact and very stable. Long range of adjustment for height and uneven terrain.” – By backpacker
Rating: ★★★★★

Good light buget carbon-fibre tripod
“I just bought the 190CX3 and love it. My other tripod is the 190XProB. The 190CX3 does not have the centre column which can be turned to horizontal position (which is not really necessary), but it can do something which the 190XProB cannot, and that is to remove the centre column. To remove the centre column, remove the retainer from the bottom of the centre column. After removing the centre column, turn the retainer around and plug it in place of the centre column. It also has a screw where you can put your tripod head. This makes the tripod even lighter! “ – By Gerald Khoo
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excellent travel tripod
“If you are looking for a quality lightweight, compact but stable tripod then the 190CX3 is the tripod for you.
I put the word “quality” first, because after some costly miss-steps, I have sworn off the always disappointing knock-off copies of name brand tripods, and have gone with the “real deal” in this very well (Italian) made Manfrotto tripod. If you are have used the “knock-off” tripods you will really appreciate the quality and stability of this Italian beauty!”
– By J. Barkley
Rating: ★★★★★

Expert Reviews

Manfrotto 190CX3 Expert Reviews

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Manfrotto 190CX3 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Manfrotto 190CX3 Features & Specifications

The Manfrotto 190CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs follows in the footsteps of the highly popular and award winning 190X series, but has been further improved thanks to the use of carbon fiber tubing for its legs. By using 100% carbon tube structures for its legs, the 190CX guarantees a higher load capacity and an increased height with a lighter overall weight (-20%), thanks to a completely new design, which incorporates the use of lighter components.

The 190CX also features other improvements, such as an improved leg locking system and redesigned angle adjustment levers. While it can reach a maximum working height of 57.5″ (146cm), it can also be used as low as 3.3″ (8.5cm) by using the low angle adapter built-in to the center column.

Ideal for use with cameras up to SLR size with medium pro zoom lens attached.

• 3-faceted aluminum center column which totally eliminates column rotation

• Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks

• Built-in low angle adapter in the center column for ground level shots

• Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°)


ergonomic leg angle selector
This tripod features a newly designed ergonomic leg angle selector. This new angle selector improves the comfort and the precision in use.

tubes: 100% Carbon Fibre
Manfrotto tubes are made of 100% carbon fibre in order to reach high quality standards and high levels of performance, rigidity and lightness. Carbon fibre tubes can be very different in quality, depending on the production process and the percent of carbon fibre material present in the tubes. Manfrotto chose to reach the maximum quality using 100% carbon fibre and the pull winding technology (a special production process able to maximise performance, resistance and reliability).

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