Manfrotto MK190X3 Tripod and 496RC2 Ball Head
The ideal tripod and ball head system for advanced hobbyists and professionals
The Manfrotto MK190X3 Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head builds upon the popular 190X range to complete the offering for advanced hobbyists and professionals. The main feature of the 190X is the ground level adaptor, which once placed on the top casting and combined with the 4 leg angles, allows you to reach ultra-low positions and capture unique images from new perspectives. Improvements have been made on the Quick Power Locks and Leg Angle Selector for a quicker, easier one-handed setup and the Easy Link attachment (3/8” female thread) remains in position to allow various accessories to be attached, such as an LED light or reflector.
The 496RC2 ball head features a single repositioning locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and +/- 90° tilt movements, plus friction control for safer and more precise adjustments. This tripod kit weighs 2400g and offers a maximum load of up to 6kg, reaches a height of 170cm and closes down to 69cm.
The legs of the 190X tripod are 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 a folded position, 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, ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the pre-set angles, allowing even greater positioning freedom.
The top casting of the 190X has an Easy Link connector to support a photo or video accessory (such as a LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, turning the tripod into a practical mobile studio.
The 496RC2 ball head is sturdy enough to carry a 35mm camera and an SLR camera with medium size lenses. It has a load capacity of 6 kg and it comes with quick release.
Great shooting creativity
The key feature of the new 190X is the Ground Level Adaptor which allows great shooting creativity. Once placed on the top casting instead of the central column and combined with the 4 leg angles, it enables the tripod to reach ultra-low positions.
Limitless creativity through better integration with accessories
Following the lead of our professional equipment lines, the new 190X also includes an Easy Link attachment in the top casting, allowing the tripod to expand shooting possibilities by holding a LED light, reflector or other accessory, turning the 190X into a mobile studio.
The 4 leg angle selectors are intuitive and ergonomic, cutting set-up time even further while also making the new 190X safer to use by letting the user choose the leg angle position easily and effortlessly.
Ideal for quick action and fast position selection
This version of 190X comes with the 496RC2 ball head.
Solid and fast to set up
Less time setting up the tripod means more time shooting, and the 190X is quick and easy to deploy and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock leg lever design. The QPL is strong and ultra-fast: all the locks on each leg can be released with one hand in a single movement.
- Ground Level Adaptor - Expand creativity, capture new perspectives
- New Leg Angle Selectors - Easy and smooth operation
- New Quick Power Lock - Solid, faster setup
- Easy Link Connector - Attach accessories, like LEDs
- Rotating bubble - Keep your shots level with the horizon