Saturday, 31 January 2015

Review of MANFROTTO 190XPRO3 tripod with MANFROTTO 496RC2 Ball Head

I would say
Excellence in Photography Equipment
this is what you feel when you use MANFROTTO

Manfrotto 190XPRO3 Tripod  +  Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head

First feel of this tripod is , it has some weight .
Made up of Stainless Steel, Excellence of Italian Design is very much visible.
Its a 3 Section Tripod with Quick Power Lock System. I am able to extend all the legs in less then one min. QPLS locks are little too tight but they you and extra security and confidence of secure locking and stability. 
This Tripod gains a height of 160cm by extending all the 3 sections and Central column. Maneuvers with Central column is little difficult,  until you loose all the locks. even after releasing all the locks it doesn't move very free or like a fluid movement. 
Availability of spirit level is a very useful feature in this tripod .
Overall a very sturdy Tripod with some weight but very useful
 features and excellent quality.

Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head - also one the best i have ever encounter . first of all its enough for a professional as well as hobbits. with some difficulty i some how learn the basic 3 moves of this head .  the master screw is very easy to move  the small tightener is little difficult just because small grip. only problem is the whole body movement for 90 degree turn, which is little tight . but still this is a ball head and it will have some limitations.
It can handle around 6-7 kg wt  easly . once you tight all screw even you shift the whole tripod with Camera and Lens mounted the ball head doen't toggle at all.
so again a very good quality ball head.


Dr.Mousam Jefferin
MBBS,  D.Ortho
(Trauma and Joint Replacement Surgeon)
Photographer by Nature

No comments:

Post a Comment