Set up is faster than ever with Manfrotto's Quick Power Lock System that allows you to completely extend the tripod legs with just one hand. Once set up you can use the MT190XPRO3's rapid center column in standard vertical mode or swing it into horizontal position like a boom with Manfrotto's 90° Column feature. Enlarged tabs on the individual leg angle selectors allow you to get down to only 3.5" for macro work with the column in horizontal mode. And once you're down there you can attach any of Manfrotto's flexible or articulated arms to hold lights or reflectors via the Easy Link plug built into the tripod's spider.
Convenience features include grippy, rubber leg warmers on two legs for cold or inclement weather and a bubble level that rotates so that you can see it easily regardless of the tripod's position. Finally, Manfrotto's insistence on form following function has yielded a tripod that you'll not only be happy to use but you'll be happy to be seen with, too.
The Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support SLR or DSLR cameras with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever, ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate with 1/4'' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8'' female threads. Additionally, the Quick Release has a safety system to prevent an accidental detaching from the head.
|Attaches By||3/8 attachment type|
|Column Cross Section||Three-faceted|
|Column Tube Diameter||1" (25mm)|
|Leg Angles||25°, 46°, 66°, 88°|
|Leg Cross Section||D shape|
|Legs Tube Diameter||26. 22.5. 19 mm|
|Center Column Section||1|
|Closed Length||23.2" (59cm)|
|Maximum Height||63" (160cm)|
|Maximum Height (Center Column Down)||53.2" (135.1cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.5" (89mm)|
|Load Capacity||15.4 lbs (7kg)|
|Weight||4.4 lbs (2kg)|
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Load Capacity||13.23 lbs (6kg)|
|Quick Release||Yes, RC2 with 200PL-14 camera plate|
|Camera Mount Thread Size||1/4"-20|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16 Female thread|
|Dimensions||Working height: 3.94" (10 cm)|
|Weight||0.71 lb (0.42kg)|