Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod plus 496RC2 Head
Fantastic Manfrotto Package Deal!
In this fantastic money-saving kit, you buy the famous Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod, and get Manfrotto's best-selling ball head, the 496RC2 at a discounted price.
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod
Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head with PL200 quick release plate
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod:
Newly redesigned, the 190XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented horizontal centre column feature even easier to use. Now, by extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved.
The legs can be set at four different angles - 25, 46, 66 and 88 degrees. Flip lever leg locks make opening, positioning and closing fast and easy. The tension of the locking mechanism is user-adjustable, and all parts can be easily serviced or replaced.
This model includes 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. The center column can be used horizontally as an extending arm, or vertically (both right-way-up and upside-down). When used horizontally, it can be turned through 360 degrees around the tripod, and is useful for macro work, low angle shooting, extreme balance points and off-centre work. This also makes the tripod a helpful accessory for chair-bound photographers, who can sit beside instead of behind the tripod, therefore much closer to the camera viewfinder.
Manfrotto 496RC2 Head:
The Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR and DSLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras.
It has a single indexed "ratchet" locking knob for 360° pan and +90° -90° tilt movements. Camera attachment is via a 60mm platform with 1/4" male thread. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female. All aluminium construction and black finish.
Includes an RC2 quick release plate system.
Extra quick release plates (MN.200PL) are available separately - these are the same quick-release plates used by most of the Manfrotto range. Having a quick release plate permanently attached to the bottom of each of your cameras allows you to use different cameras on your monopod without constantly having to screw and unscrew quick release plates.