February 28, 2014

Manfrotto Introduced New Redesigned 190 and 055 Tripod Collections

Manfrotto MT055CXPro4 with Center Column at 90°
Manfrotto recently launched their new and redesigned 055 tripod collection, following the release of the new 190 collection a little while ago.

The 190 and 055 series have been the choice of photography professionals and enthusiasts for many years but they started showing signs of age compared to competition.

The newly launched collections bring a lot of innovations sharing the same design characteristics but differ in tube size and hate, making the 190 the compact solution leaving the role of heavy load bearer to the 055.

Both 190 and 055 collections come with a completely redesigned 90° center column mechanism which retracts within the top casting, thus lowering the center of gravity and promising enhanced rigidity.

Besides that they offer:
  • Redesigned Quick Power Locks (Leg lever locks) with higher locking power.
  • Solid & Fast to Set Up Completely extend the legs with one-hand opening.
  • Versatility of 90° column and  redesigned leg angle latches with 4 leg angles allow to reach any position.
  • New flat top mounting plate with rotating bubble level.
  • New Easy Link attachment in the top casting, allowing the tripod to expand shooting possibilities by holding a LED light, reflector or other accessory, and turning it into a mobile studio.
For a more detailed presentations you may watch the "New 190, New Benchmark" Video:


Or the "New 055, Overpowered" video:


The new collections are comprised of Aluminium and Carbon Fibre models, with 3 or 4 leg sections, all featuring the 90 degree horizontal column. And come either stand alone or in kits with ball and 3-way heads.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
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Price & Availability:
The new 190 and 055 tripod series will be available from major retail outlets soon. At the moment only the new 190 series is available from Manfrotto direct, but prices are higher by 20-37% depending on model compared to the previous 190 series.
Update:
New MT190XPRO3 Alu 3 section at US$ 219.88, MT190XPRO4 Alu 4 section at US$ 239.88, MT190CXPRO4 CF 4 section at US$ 369.99 as well as MT055XPRO3 Alu 3 section at US$ 239.88 and MT055CXPRO4 CF 4 section at US$ 429.99 are now available from Amazon.com

If you are interested in any of the products please consider helping support this site by using the above link(s) to make your purchase.

Relevant Downloads:
New 190 Collection Catalogue with Specs (pdf)
New 055 Collection Catalogue with Specs (pdf)



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