Manfrotto 190CXPRO4

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 combines great compactness and improved rigidity with maximum height. The tripod features the patented Q90° center column system for quick vertical-horizontal movements, an integrated leveling bubble on the magnesium top plate, 100% carbon fiber tubes (including the center column) and magnesium die castings. The Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 has maximum height of 57.48 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 48.03 in, minimum height 3.15 in, and weighs 2.95 lbs/1.34 kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Expert Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 and writes;
“The Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 carbon fibre tripod is pretty much the perfect combination of portability, strength and value for money, and provides a professional-quality option for keen photographers who like to travel light. The build quality is simply awesome, and the clever Q90 centre column system adds some very useful extra versatility. It’s a pity it doesn’t come with at least a shoulder strap though.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 User Reviews

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
“After months of researching tripods the choice came down to the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4. The flexability of the Manfrotto system coupled with the ability to customize to a configuration that suits any shooting situation is perhaps the best feature of the product. The equipment is engineered using the best materials under the closest tolerances. I shoot both a DSLR (Nikon D300) and Medium Format (Hasselblad) film camera. This Tripod and the choices of heads allow you to lighten your load and customize your platform to fit your gear. Price will keep buyers to serious photographers or professionals. “ – By Xsv Photo
Rating: ★★★★★

Versatile, strong yet light but lacks spike feet option
“The real choice is between the three section model (pro 3) which is lighter and less money but longer when collapsed. I went for the compactness of this four section tripod and it has proven a good choice. Compared to other carbon tripods this one wins on functionality and quality for the money. The ability to shift the center column to horizontal, upside down and all ways in between is tremendously easy. So too are the locking catches that allow you to spread the legs to different angles with a push of the catch…” – By L. Rosencrantz
Rating: ★★★★★

A good tripod
“This is a good tripod. The reason I bought this tripod was because I needed a smaller tripod than 055PROB I have. I could not fit the 055PROB into my luggage bag due to it’s size and the weight gonna be quite overbearing for me in the long run if I am on a trip that needs a lot of walking. So here I was, contemplating on the 190XPRO3 or on this one. The weight of the CARBON FIBER and the compact height of the FOUR SECTIONS got me to the 190CXPRO4…” – By Kee Hui Wong
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sturdy, versatile, and crazy light
“I chose this tripod because of its light weight and very small size when collapsed. I travel a lot and was looking for the best combination of lightness, compactness, and versatility in a tripod that would still fit in carry-on luggage…” – By black thumb
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Build Quality – Light, Collapses to 20
“These sticks are small enough when folded (just under 20″) to fit inside a rolling luggage cart (overhead storage on the plane) but sturdy enough to hold everything but the heavier teles. Carbon fiber is a must if you plan to lug around your tripod – this set is very light (3lbs.) but has a rigid feel. It pays to spend an extra hundred and get good material… This set has some nice features, especially the center column, which can be used for very low shots. Kick the legs all the way out, mount your camera and you’ve got quite an interesting perspective, very close to the ground.” – By R. Canino
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Tripod
“I have found the horizontal function to be incredibly useful, far more than I anticipated. It is quick and easy to switch from vertical to horizontal in the field, and can be quite sturdy in the horizontal position as long as the tripod is set up in the right position. The lever locks on the legs are nice, although they take a little effort to lock and unlock. I do think that the twist locks on other tripods such as the gitzos are quicker and easier to set, as well as being far more compact. But I didn’t have a gitzo budget and in the field I don’t think it’s that big of a deal anyway. “ – By Trevor W. Martin
Rating: ★★★★★

Light & functional
“I did add a bit of weight to the tripod but it was good & sturdy and made for an easy shoot. I would have liked the Gitzo but at over twice the price, I dont see twice the quality and am very happy with the price & performance of this tripod. I carry it with me everywhere and so far I have not encountered any problems. It opens/closes and adjusts quick & easy. Works with my Canon 100-400mm L lens and with my Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Hydrostatic Ball Head, makes for a sturdy combination.” – By Carlton Ward
Rating: ★★★★★

A great tripod for the money
“With the center column extended all the way up, the tripod still seems plenty steady. I don’t go that far up, since I’m only 5’5” and don’t need the extra height. Raise it up another inch, and the column can be rotated to be parallel with the ground. I can see how this would be useful if you want to take photos straight down. I can also see it being useful when you want camera to be a few inches away from the tripod, like when shooting out of a window. Overall I extremely pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend this to my friends and family. “ – By C. Capell
Rating: ★★★★★

Light, with an ingenious one knob Lateral Arm mechanism
“As I saw this Manfrotto with a similar function, I was intrigued. After I handled it at Keeble and Shuhat in Palo Alto, I was stunned by its low weight, stability and ingenuity. As opposed to Giottos complex and confusing cluster of similar looking controls, here one single knob and one push-button at the end of the column is enough to swing the arm into its horizontal position. Whereas Giottos arm can fall off in the process, here a safety mechanism stops the column/arm and allows to swing it from one position into another in few seconds. Fantastic, the 190CXPro4 is my new standard tripod now!” – By ThomasH
Rating: ★★★★★


Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 User Manual

– Download Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 User Manual (PDF – 173kb)

Features & Specifications

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Features & Specifications

The 4-section 190CXPRO4 combines great compactness and improved rigidity with maximum height. It’s extremely light weight and includes professional features such as the patented Q90° center column system for quick vertical-horizontal movements, an integrated leveling bubble on the magnesium top plate, 100% carbon fiber tubes (including the center column) and magnesium die castings.

Q90° column
Q90° quick centre column system. This model include the patented Q90° system. This ingenious system allows the user to move the central column from vertical to horizontal position in just seconds without having to disassemble the column.

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.

bubble integrated on the magnesium top plate
A leveling bubble is integrated on the magnesium top plate. Top plate designed to maximize lightness and resistance.

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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