Last year saw Manfrotto introduce the 190Go! tripod which featured twist leg locks rather than lever locks on the leg sections. The 190Go! range has since been extended with the addition of the 190Go! Carbon Fibre – a lightweight, rigid tripod with precision controls to adapt to every scenario.
Winner of the Practical Photography Gear of the Year ‘Best Tripod Award 2016’, the 190Go! Carbon Fibre is made for advanced hobbyists and professionals, and is 18% lighter than the current 190 range. Constructed of 100% carbon fibre, the tripod delivers high levels of performance, rigidity and lightness.
The 190Go! twist locking mechanism means that you can extend all four sections with one single hand movement. Taking up less space than traditional leg locks, the inclusion of the twist locks helps to reduce the overall weight of the tripod. The twist locks also save space to provide greater compactness and easier portability, and means there are no catches to break if the tripod is dropped. The four-section legs can be individually adjusted safely and easily to four different angles using large, easy to press levers. This makes the tripod extremely versatile, and the combination of practicality and speed of set up will help you to capture great images that convey a story.
When fully extended, the 190Go! Carbon reaches a maximum height of 147cm, or 123cm with the centre column down. At the other end of the height scale, the leg angle selectors mean that you can get as low as 8cm to the ground – perfect for shooting at floor level or shooting upwards. The tripod also includes a 90° column mechanism hidden inside the tripods top casting. This means that the centre column can be rotated to a horizontal position – especially useful for product photography and close up work. This is done using a clever retractable mechanism that is activated by pushing a button at the end of the column; simply press the button, pull the centre column upwards and rotate the column horizontally to the position that you need for shooting.
The top attachment is a 3/8in screw compatible with many heads, and an Easy Link attachment on the central spider allows for instant connection between tripod and accessories such as an LED light or reflector, turning the tripod into a mobile studio.
The closed length of the 190Go! Carbon is only 45cm, and with a weight of just 1.35kg, but a safety payload of 7kg, it has been designed to support a wide range of equipment.
Attractively designed to fit in with the rest of the range, the 190Go! Carbon Fibre tripod lends itself to a variety of different photographic situations – and with the increased portability, quick set up and excellent functionality, it is ideal for hobbyists looking to stretch the limits of their photography and for professionals to capture the perspective they need.