Manfrotto 190 Go! Aluminium Tripod with Free Manfrotto 391RC2 Head £74.50 @ Jessops
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Manfrotto 190 Go! Aluminium Tripod with Free Manfrotto 391RC2 Head £74.50 @ Jessops

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Found 22nd Jan
Manfrotto 190 Go! Aluminium Tripod with Free Manfrotto 391RC2 Head
The Manfrotto 190Go! completes the advanced hobbyist and professional offering with a more compact and easy to transport version of the successful 190 tripod.

The 190Go! is the lightest and most compact 190 in the Aluminum range. The new 190Go! closed size is 45 cm ( 17,7 in) and weighs 1,7 kg (3,74 lbs). That’s 4 cm more compact and also 20% lighter than the MT190XPRO4.

The new twist locks allow the easy opening and closure of all sections at once with a single hand, making it ultra-fast to operate the tripod. Twist locks occupy less space compared to a lever, making the tripod light and compact.

The 90° column mechanism is hidden inside the tripod’s top casting until it’s needed; the mechanism can then be raised with a single finger, allowing the centre column to swing to the horizontal position. Together, the 90° column and the 4 leg angles enable you to get low down to the ground like no other tripod.

Taking its lead from Manfrotto's professional equipment lines, an Easy Link attachment in the top casting turns the tripod into a mobile studio and allows it to hold a LED light, reflector or other accessory.

Tripod - Maximum Load Capacity7kg
Tripod - Minimum Height 7cm
Tripod - Leg Sections4
Tripod - Max.Ht with Extended Centre Column146cm
Tripod - Maximum Height122cm
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good price
Great tripod . Heat
great find OP..ordered
Great price considering next cheapest is £105 and that’s without the head. Heat definitely from me.
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I really am in love with this tripod. My favorite part are the twist bezels that release the legs. This is really sturdy and very useful in a variety of situations.
Great price, thanks! Ordered for myself.
As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than other tripods which are around £20? I'm assuming build quality but what makes this worth so much more? Not voted as I don't understand the product, yet...
itsmattyjayy4 m ago

As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than …As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than other tripods which are around £20? I'm assuming build quality but what makes this worth so much more? Not voted as I don't understand the product, yet...



More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come to conclusion that they're not worth bothering with.
Adidas.Addict11 m ago

More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come …More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come to conclusion that they're not worth bothering with.


Agree. Though I find the pistol grip type heads even easier to use; but then again you can pay upwards of £50 just for that type of head second hand in good condition.
biwezajoja1 h, 48 m ago

I really am in love with this tripod. My favorite part are the twist …I really am in love with this tripod. My favorite part are the twist bezels that release the legs. This is really sturdy and very useful in a variety of situations.


Why would you prefer twist locks? They are a major pain compared with simple on off clips which are so much faster and secure. With twist locks you can't quickly see if the leg is tightened or how much force is needed and with 9 locks to deal with it's easy to not quite do one up and find your tripod slowly sinking on one corner. A lever lock is either on or off no messing simple.
itsmattyjayy23 m ago

As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than …As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than other tripods which are around £20? I'm assuming build quality but what makes this worth so much more? Not voted as I don't understand the product, yet...



The point of a tripod is to make sure your camera doesn't move, even during long exposures or when taking multiple exposures. It's easy to test, just put the tripod down and push against the head. You will see that the more expensive tripods (>100£) do a much better job than the cheap ones. Cheap tripods are usually not worth bothering with, as they can't actually keep the camera still. But what you really need depends a lot on the camera and lens that you are using, with a light compact camera you can get away with a much cheaper tripod than a full-frame DSLR with a 400mm lens.
Thank BTW OP, this is a stunning deal and I couldn't resist. Will be glad to see the back of my flimsy Zomei chinese jobbie.
plork13 m ago

The point of a tripod is to make sure your camera doesn't move, even …The point of a tripod is to make sure your camera doesn't move, even during long exposures or when taking multiple exposures. It's easy to test, just put the tripod down and push against the head. You will see that the more expensive tripods (>100£) do a much better job than the cheap ones. Cheap tripods are usually not worth bothering with, as they can't actually keep the camera still. But what you really need depends a lot on the camera and lens that you are using, with a light compact camera you can get away with a much cheaper tripod than a full-frame DSLR with a 400mm lens.


Sorry to clarify, I own a smaller tripod so I know it's usage, it's more why this ones worth much more than my bundled tripod when I bought my camera, for me it does a perfect job! Although I kind of understand what you mean about the sturdiness, one gripe I have with mine is doing pan' shots, it's clunky to swivel which ruins most of the pictures. Is this what you mean by pushing the head?
Adidas.Addict35 m ago

More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come …More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come to conclusion that they're not worth bothering with.


What sort of shots do you use it with? I'm assuming it's outdoor shots on terrain? Could be the difference, as most of the usage I have is sports where I mount the camera. Otherwise it's wrapped around my neck. I'm not trying to be awkward though, just interested...
seems a good price i guess (amazon has price matched the tripod price but no head)
but how long have they had the GO range? thought was one of their sturdier ones to start with
itsmattyjayy10 m ago

What sort of shots do you use it with? I'm assuming it's outdoor shots on …What sort of shots do you use it with? I'm assuming it's outdoor shots on terrain? Could be the difference, as most of the usage I have is sports where I mount the camera. Otherwise it's wrapped around my neck. I'm not trying to be awkward though, just interested...


Examples where a more expensive tripod pays dividends is things that need long exposures like astrophotography, motion blur scenarios such as clouds or water or even straightforward wildlife shots at dawn or dusk when the shutter speed has to be reduced to ensure correct exposure.

To add to that... as a general rule the more expensive the camera the more it weighs. A high end canon with a 150-600 lens for example is upwards of 4kg. Cheap tripods simply do not cope and introduce blur into the shot. Complete waste of time.
itsmattyjayy18 m ago

What sort of shots do you use it with? I'm assuming it's outdoor shots on …What sort of shots do you use it with? I'm assuming it's outdoor shots on terrain? Could be the difference, as most of the usage I have is sports where I mount the camera. Otherwise it's wrapped around my neck. I'm not trying to be awkward though, just interested...



I shoot mainly portrait and action shots of dogs and kids. Along with a sprinkling of astro, scenic, wildlife and street. I shoot a lot handheld when the situation and light allows it. But there isn't really a situation where a good solid mounted camera wouldn't improve the image. Also I find a remote shutter immensely useful for keeping everything still and steady. I use a lot of legacy manual lenses, which being solid metal and glass construction are quite heavy and 'travel' tripods are just too flimsy, especially the cheaper ones. I use a 400mm sigma which is built like small bazooka and has it's own tripod mount, pointless at that focal range without a steady tripod as its 640mm on APS-C camera.
Annoyingly the head isn't compatible with an Arca Swiss plate.
vclaw8 m ago

Annoyingly the head isn't compatible with an Arca Swiss plate.



To be fair the head is just a bonus, the £74.50 is a great price for the 190 Go alone. Apparently the head is good for stills but not much cop for video (I only do stills).
Mine has changed status to 'On Back Order', it did say dispatched within 10 working days so hoping this isn't a bad sign
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Glad quite a few of you managed to order it. I ordered mine on Saturday and it arrived today. Such a great tripod and head at a reasonable price. Looking forward to using it as my travel tripod. I do have another manfrotto carbon fibre one which is just a tad bit longer for travels. Now just need to pick up a decent waterproof bag for it. Sorted for some landscape shoots. Happy shooting everyone.
Adidas.Addict1 h, 14 m ago

Mine has changed status to 'On Back Order', it did say dispatched within …Mine has changed status to 'On Back Order', it did say dispatched within 10 working days so hoping this isn't a bad sign


I've just ordered and the status is currently "Order Being Processed", but I expect that to change to "On Back Order" once they have processed it.
Adidas.Addict3 h, 25 m ago

More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come …More stable tripod, and head. I've had the usual cheapo efforts and come to conclusion that they're not worth bothering with.


You simply can't have an unstable tripod!
I have cheap tripods with added weights.solid as a rock.
Ordered, thanks op
Same price for the tripod on Amazon but without the head. Nice find. Been wanting one for ages.
itsmattyjayy:

Sorry to clarify, I own a smaller tripod so I know it's usage, it's more why this ones worth much more than my bundled tripod when I bought my camera, for me it does a perfect job! Although I kind of understand what you mean about the sturdiness, one gripe I have with mine is doing pan' shots, it's clunky to swivel which ruins most of the pictures. Is this what you mean by pushing the head?


In addition to the stability aspect, a good tripod and head allows much more flexibility in positioning the camera. For example, the center column could be inverted and the tripod lowered so that the camera is just inches off the ground.

A good tripod head is usually a ball join so allows movement in all 3 dimensions, with a very quick lock and release mechanism (like the pistol grip trigger mentioned). Once locked the sturdiness means even a heavy camera at an awkward angle can hold without giving slack.
Edited by: "ShiuLaiNg" 23rd Jan
toaster8 h, 47 m ago

Why would you prefer twist locks? They are a major pain compared with …Why would you prefer twist locks? They are a major pain compared with simple on off clips which are so much faster and secure. With twist locks you can't quickly see if the leg is tightened or how much force is needed and with 9 locks to deal with it's easy to not quite do one up and find your tripod slowly sinking on one corner. A lever lock is either on or off no messing simple.


I agree. The twist lock system is a bit fiddly. I find myself always having to check it's secured.
Its by no means bad. Now that I switched to mirrorless weight and size of my kit matter even more. So if that's what you're after they're a good compromise.
itsmattyjayy8 h, 52 m ago

Sorry to clarify, I own a smaller tripod so I know it's usage, it's more …Sorry to clarify, I own a smaller tripod so I know it's usage, it's more why this ones worth much more than my bundled tripod when I bought my camera, for me it does a perfect job! Although I kind of understand what you mean about the sturdiness, one gripe I have with mine is doing pan' shots, it's clunky to swivel which ruins most of the pictures. Is this what you mean by pushing the head?


odd comment
"it does a perfect job!!!" cool... end of comment....
BUT "ruins pan shots" hmmm so not perfect at all
brilly6 m ago

odd comment"it does a perfect job!!!" cool... end of comment....BUT "ruins …odd comment"it does a perfect job!!!" cool... end of comment....BUT "ruins pan shots" hmmm so not perfect at all


I've used it for pan shots about twice in 5 years, it's not one of my uses but it's something I know exists and isn't great, hence why it's perfect for my actual needs but I can now see why others may benefit from one.
itsmattyjayy38 m ago

I've used it for pan shots about twice in 5 years, it's not one of my uses …I've used it for pan shots about twice in 5 years, it's not one of my uses but it's something I know exists and isn't great, hence why it's perfect for my actual needs but I can now see why others may benefit from one.



It's not a fluid head. If you want to pan or tilt then you do need a fluid head (this uses teflon pads). There is always an initial resistance when you pan or tilt a normal head, this causes the pan or tilt to be jerky. That being said, it's ages since I've seen pans or tilts being used anywhere!
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If not mentioned already, available on Amazon for the same price.

amazon.co.uk/Man…F1I

Edit:

I've just realised the amazon one doesn't come with the head section..... Doh!! ;-(
Edited by: "peter1969uk" 23rd Jan
itsmattyjayy15 h, 41 m ago

As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than …As you guys seem knowledgable on the product, what makes this better than other tripods which are around £20? I'm assuming build quality but what makes this worth so much more? Not voted as I don't understand the product, yet...



Manfrotto are a well known and trusted brand used by professionals the world over.
I had one for 40 years, only letting it go when I closed my studio.
I dont know about the one in question but I do know that amature photographer reviewed it a couple of years ago
amateurphotographer.co.uk/rev…882
I find my ancient Slik Gazelle 95D tripod rock solid and more than adequate for my needs. At 950g it's as heavy as I'd want to carry any distance. A puff of graphite dust keeps the mechanisms smooth. Doing quite a lot of wildlife and mountain pictures, I'd find the claimed 'lightweight' 1.7Kg Manfrotto a bind to carry.

For longer distance walking I make do with a Leki walking pole with threaded camera mount under the handle, a monopod/walking pole that fills 2 roles.

"The shoe that fits one person pinches another" (Carl Jung). Define your needs and DYOR-:)
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