Manfrotto 190 Go! Carbon Fibre Tripod - £215.96 @ Jessops with Voucher
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Manfrotto 190 Go! Carbon Fibre Tripod - £215.96 @ Jessops with Voucher

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Found 3rd Aug 2017
An excellent, lightweight, and fully-featured carbon fibre tripod. Currently £239.95 from Jessops, £20 off the usual price, but with the TRIPODS10 voucher code promoted on the page that drops to £215.96.

I upgraded to this a couple of years ago from the aluminium version when my local Jessops had a one-off Manfrotto special event. It's substantially lighter than the aluminium version at only 1.3kg - this makes it near identical to the weight of the aluminium Befree travel tripod (without the head), but much more stable and with much greater flexibility in positioning/setup (I also have the Befree, and have barely used it since I got this).

Free delivery, or click-and-collect. Should also get 2% or 2.2% cashback with TCB - there seem to be two different rates available for some reason
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SaverSaver13 m ago

£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how …£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how much advantage is a carbon fibre one?


Obviously you aren't a photographer.
Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.
What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.
This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).

Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.

That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).
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For that Price it should come with the camera
£216 for a tripod?

Joking.

Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how much advantage is a carbon fibre one?
SaverSaver13 m ago

£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how …£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how much advantage is a carbon fibre one?


Obviously you aren't a photographer.
Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.
What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.
This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).

Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.

That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).
SaverSaver3 h, 27 m ago

£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how …£216 for a tripod?Joking.Never going to be a deal, let's be honest, how much advantage is a carbon fibre one?



That's cheap for a tripod.
My FLM tripod cost more than that and so did my geared head.
I use it 99.9% of the time. I'm not a professional.


Now where's that post about a £55 toothbrush?
That's outrageous, £55 for a toothbrush? I'd never pay that
Edited by: "Derek_Horatio_Shatwell" 4th Aug 2017
MAdam9812 h, 45 m ago

Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that …Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).



You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably low end to be honest, although a superb start for an enthusiastic photographer. I carry a lot of gear over mountains for landscapes, travel on planes or sometimes cycle with my kit. This is where you notice those few grams less in weight... A body and lens combo can easily stretch into the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of pounds, even for an amateur.
Edited by: "jgtuk" 4th Aug 2017
jgtuk2 h, 1 m ago

You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably …You certainly don't need to be a pro to own this Tripod... It's reasonably low end to be honest, although a superb start for an enthusiastic photographer. I carry a lot of gear over mountains for landscapes, travel on planes or sometimes cycle with my kit. This is where you notice those few grams less in weight... A body and lens combo can easily stretch into the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of pounds, even for an amateur.



Precisely! If you are just going to drive to somewhere and set up 2 minutes walk from where you parked, then the weight of your gear doesn't matter, but when you're carrying your gear over distance or for a long time, then you want to lower weight wherever you can. When I had the aluminium version, I'd only take it with me when I knew for a fact I'd need it, whereas this is light enough to carry anyway in case you might need it.

The other thing to bear in mind is that some lens and camera combos are extremely heavy - for example, the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is over 1.5kg on it's own - and cheap tripods aren't necessarily going to be able to handle large weights very well.
MAdam9820 h, 5 m ago

Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that …Obviously you aren't a photographer.Carbon fibre ones aren't actually that expensive. You can get them for significantly less.What they do allow though is for the tripod to be made much more stable at a lower weight.This is obviously advantageous for photographers who are travelling (a pretty large proportion of them...).Also, if you're using a camera worth £1000, a lens worth a few hundred quid, then a £200 tripod doesn't necessarily seem so much.That said, I would never consider buying a tripod for this much (unless I were a pro!).



You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a expensive materialistic answers to challenges. Personally as a keen photographer I have always managed when out walking to use a clothing article, such as jumper to cushion my camera on a rock or post etc. Natural features are usually very stable, that allied to the superior support of a "cushion" gives a very stable footing. By using the natural environment answers are there, just think laterally sometimes!
SaverSaver17 h, 51 m ago

You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a …You need to be more inventive and less dependant on what you see a expensive materialistic answers to challenges. Personally as a keen photographer I have always managed when out walking to use a clothing article, such as jumper to cushion my camera on a rock or post etc. Natural features are usually very stable, that allied to the superior support of a "cushion" gives a very stable footing. By using the natural environment answers are there, just think laterally sometimes!



Each to their own but your method just wouldn't work for my landscape shots. I would also think twice about putting a £5000+ lens and body onto a "cushion". As for superior support, hmmm...
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