Accessory Review: Manfrotto 190 Carbon Fiber Tripod

I have the previous version of the CX190 pro4.

When you splay the tripod totally flat, the last section collars are touching the ground and not the feet (circumfrence too small)

Because the bottom of the center column has a release button, they have a bag hang lug on the crown. The hole in this is so thin that you have to buy a specialized thin carabina to hang the bag from.
Other than these two niggles, the tripod has been great. I would buy it again in a heart beat.

I got mine for travelling and treking and it fold’s down to a perfect size for fixing to the outside of the ruck sack and if you remove the head it fits just perfectly in a medium size (20kg full) suitcase.

Now I am going into portrait’s it is a little short (in height) for a six foot model and the 055 would be better suited for this.

Occasionally, i have had a Nikon D700 with 70-200mm on top with an 8kg bag slung below, there was a little bow to the legs, but it was fine and has been fine ever since.

Source Article from http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/12/13/accessory-review-manfrotto-190-carbon-fiber-tripod