"The Manfrotto 190XPRO3 is a compact 3-section aluminum tripod with advanced features and excellent build quality. The key feature of the 190XPRO3 is its 90deg. center column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the 190XPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod's top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached. The legs of the 190XPRO3 tripod are also fast to extend and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock levers that block and unblock each leg section. The special design of the QPL levers allows a more comfortable and stronger single-handed grip of the leg locks. From folded, the sections of each leg of the tripod can be released in a single movement. The QPL lever design also offers more powerful locking of each section, meaning the tripod is more stable and rigid than with traditional lever designs. Intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles, again allowing considerable positioning freedom. A bubble level is built in to the top of the center column for precise|Solid and fast to set up: The QUICK POWER LOCK (QPL) system is definitely one of the most eye-catching and unique features of the 190. It is a strong, ultra fast and ergonomic locking system that allows for complete extension of the legs with one han|Get ready to go everywhere: One of the most innovative aspects of the new 190 is its compactness, which allows for easier portability. The new patented 90deg. column is accessible when you need it to be, with a quick ""one finger"" operatio|Easy integration with accessories: The 190 allows you to create a portable photographic studio, thanks to the new ""Easy link"" plug, which enables instant connection between tripod and accessories, such as LED lights for Macro Photography an|Rotating Leveling Bubble: The patented Rotating Leveling Bubble is quick to set up and allows you to position the tripod more precisely. It is easy to read, whatever the shape of the head or however the tripod is set up.|Leg Angle Selectors: The new Leg Angle Selectors are also easy to set up, as they are made following the most innovative ergonomic standards and prevent fingers and nails being trapped in the upper casting."