Manfrotto Completes 190 Tripod Series with Updated Italian-Design 190X Model

Manfrotto Completes 190 Tripod Series with Updated Italian-Design 190X Model


Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto, global manufacturer of photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, announced its 190X tripod, which completes the 190 series that launched in October 2013.

The 190X incorporates the Italian design and enhanced features found throughout the updated 190 series, at a price point that makes Manfrotto technology accessible to nearly any photographer.

“Updated for today’s shooters, the 190X offers the quality, versatility and design that only Manfrotto can offer, all while staying true to the history and heritage of our core 190 tripod series,” said Jodi Palm, Category Manager of Supports at Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. “With the addition of this versatile tripod, our 190 product range is now complete with a range of options and configurations for all photographers in a variety of stages, from entry level to professional.”

Comprising three sections, the 190X aluminum tripod includes a ground-level adapter that allows the tripod to reach ultralow positions for capturing ground-level images. Users may disassemble and remove the center column, connect the adapter to the top casting and adjust the leg angles to the lowest setting possible.

The 190X also employs Manfrotto’s new ergonomic quick power leg-locking (QPL) system that’s designed to make it easier to deploy and adjust the legs of the tripod, allowing for complete extension with one-hand in a single movement. Plus, 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.

In addition, built right into the spider, Manfrotto’s “Easy Link” plug (3/4 inch) 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.

Also featured is Manfrotto’s new, patented rotating leveling bubble, which moves freely around the upper disc, permitting users 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 190X tripod is available as a stand-alone, three-section aluminum model and in three kits at the following SRPs: MT190X3, 190X, $200; MK190X3-BH, 190X with 496RC2 ball head, $278; MK190X3-3W, 190X with 804RC2 three-way head, $278; and MK190X3-2W, 190X with MHXPRO-2W fluid head, $334.