Easy, solid setup with the Quick Power Lock System
Shoot from a variety of perspectives
Connect accessories to your tripod with the Easy Link
High-quality, stylish Italian design
Use your tripod smoothly thanks to the Leg Angle selector
Optional Ball, Pan/Tilt, Fluid Heads
Supports 17.64 lb
Max. Height: 68.9"
Min. Height: 4.53"
Folded Length: 25.6"
3 Leg Sections
Q90 Transverse Column System
Independent Leg Angle Selector
Weight: 3.64 lb
128 RC Micro Fluid Head
055XB Classic Tripod
200PL14 QR Plate
8.8 lbs Capacity
Optional Pan/Tilt, Ball, Fluid Heads
Supports 15.43 lb
Max Height: 70.28"
Minimum Height: 3.94"
Folded Length: 25.79"
Leg Sections: 3
Weight: 5.29 lb
Independent Leg Angle Selector
Q90 Horizontal Center Column Feature
Release legs individually or simultaneously
Adjust each angle separately for total control
Rubber retractable spiked feet keep you steady
Mid-level spreader for flexible shooting
Portable studio tripod with comfortable carry strap
The tallest studio tripod in our range
Clever self-geared locking column for extra speed
Locking, self-adjusting leg angles
Fully compatible with a range of accessories
Stay steady with retractable, rubber spiked feet
Optional Pan/Tilt and Ball Heads
3-Section Carbon Fiber Legs
2-Section Aluminum Center Column
Load Capacity: 11 lb
Maximum Height: 57.5"
Minimum Height: 2.4"
Closed Length: 21.6"
Weighs: 3.0 lb
Independent Leg Angle Selection
Low Angle Adapter
Patented rapid opening/closing mechanism with release button
Four set leg angle positions for a solid footing at any height
Carrying strap can be used to support a counterweight
Waterproof up to 18 inches as the bottom leg section is sealed
Two-section center column for low angle or normal shooting
Extremely rigid, light and stable
Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible
3-sections carbon fiber legs
5 kg payload
Capture any shot with 90° column system
Secure, fast quick power lock
Easy link makes connecting camera tripod accessories simple
Smooth movements thanks to leg angle selector
Made to world-class Italian quality standards
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black), Manfrotto 190 Series Tripod
Shoot from all angles with a 90° rotating camera tripod
Set up quickly and securely thanks to Quick Power Lock
Pair easily with your accessories
Individual leg control provides smooth, sure movement
Made to meet Italy’s world-class quality standards
Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
Max Height: 57.5"
Min Height: 2.75"
Folded Length: 17.7"
Capture every shot with 90° column system
Set up and work securely with quick power locking
Move smoothly and surely thanks to leg angle selector
Use the easy link connector for your accessories
Functional, high-quality Italian camera tripod
Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
Maximum Height: 63"
Minimum Height: 14.8"
Folded Length: 25.4"
Capture new perspectives with the 90° column system
Leg angle selector for seamless movement
Connect accessories quickly with the Easy Link
High-quality, smart Italian design by Manfrotto
Quick Power Lock system ensures an effortless, solid setup
A camera tripod can very well be bought as a stand-alone unit. But at the same time, most of them can be broken down and segregated into basic components. It is made up of a quick-release plate, a head, a center column and the tripod legs. Choosing the right components ensures that you are prepared to click pictures efficiently in any situation.
The legs of a tripod are responsible for securely holding the camera and controlling its movement. Depending on the maximum height, there might be three to five sections in the legs of the tripod
Choosing a Tripod Leg
A few important factors to consider while buying a tripod leg are the height, the collapsed size and weight it can take. A lot of camera tripod stands have a single section leg. They may be solid and sturdy but aren't an ideal tripod to carry around.
Here are a few things you should consider while investing in tripod legs only:
Material of Tripod Leg
There are many materials available right from steel to exotic basalt lava. But most of the brands making modular tripods primarily use carbon fiber, aluminium or wood.
Aluminium being a traditional option is strong, durable and heavy. But markets have now switched to carbon fiber tripod legs which is a combination of strong yet lightweight making it the preferred choice for photographers.
Tripod Leg Locks
Another key component to take note of is the leg locks. Multi-section legs usually have a locking mechanism to prevent it from retracting while mounting the device. Most photography tripods have two types of leg locks- flip locks and twist locks.
Flip locks, also known as lever locks, use a lever to compress the upper section and lock the lower one.
On the other hand, the twist-lock accomplishes the same tightening by locking both the sections together.
Tripod Legs Load Capacity
Both, budget tripod legs and the best tripod legs have a maximum load capacity. It is a crucial decision to make while buying a tripod. It depends on the cameras you will be mounting and the lenses that you will be using along with them.
The common rule of thumb is to choose a camera tripod that has at least twice the load capacity of your heaviest camera and lens.
Flexibility of Tripod Legs
Many travellers and vloggers use Octopus legs, also known as flexible tripod legs for maximum flexibility. They are lightweight and easy to carry around. They are also used for extreme photography to achieve the perfect angle.
Since the usability of this tripod is very low, make sure you have a replacement tripod leg ready to use in an emergency situation.