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    One of the most innovative aspects of the new 190 is the mechanism to operate the new 90&#176; column. It is accessed only when needed and with a quick &lsquo;one finger&rsquo; operation at the bottom of the centre column, the mechanism appears from the main casting of the tripod allowing the column to tilt. Both the <strong>new column mechanism and 4 leg section models have a more compact closed dimension which allows for easier portability. Thanks to these features, the new 190 is perfect for every occasion: you can carry it everywhere, without worrying about the space in your bag.

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    Last edited by Ian; 29th October 2013, 11:15 AM.
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    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by birdboy View Post
          Thanks Ian for this link. I see that this will support a load of up to 7Kgs so should be more than adequate for Oly users.

          I see there are 6 options but their closed length is still too long for travel I think. The prices seem reasonable too.

          I personally do not like centre columns and have recently taken mine out from a RSPB tripod (not sure on make but it is fibre with Gitzo head). I had to make a special collar to replace the centre column. However I can see that this setup would allow some new positions such as using the horizontal up against a window.

          What is the general opinion about centre columns.

          I use mine for mainly wildlife and birds in particular.
          I am not very enthusiastic about long centre columns since they are preventing from shooting from low level perspective. It can be useful being able to raise the column a bit, however I have never used the full length. Hence I sawed off about 2/3 of the column on my tripod (055 Manfrotto).

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              Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
              I am not very enthusiastic about long centre columns since they are preventing from shooting from low level perspective. It can be useful being able to raise the column a bit, however I have never used the full length. Hence I sawed off about 2/3 of the column on my tripod (055 Manfrotto).
              I think you are missing the point of the 190 as you can rotate the column by 90 degrees so the tripod legs can be splayed out to their maximum and the camera can be supported really close to the ground. Some of the previous 190 models could do this. I have a 190CXPRO4 and it has the same feature.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                Too <strong> for me too.
                Ha! Some HTML didn't get parsed!

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                  Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
                  I am not very enthusiastic about long centre columns since they are preventing from shooting from low level perspective. It can be useful being able to raise the column a bit, however I have never used the full length. Hence I sawed off about 2/3 of the column on my tripod (055 Manfrotto).
                  I did have an 055 Manfrotto and got a short column from them, saved sawing a bit off.
                  I now use a 190, the way the centre column can be moved horizontally works for me.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    I think you are missing the point of the 190 as you can rotate the column by 90 degrees so the tripod legs can be splayed out to their maximum and the camera can be supported really close to the ground. Some of the previous 190 models could do this. I have a 190CXPRO4 and it has the same feature.

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                    When even with the column in the horizontal position the camera is still too high off the ground, I have used twigs or any other stuff laying around. Bean bags are good for this too, but I keep forgetting mine
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                      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                      • #12
                        http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...ed=0CEwQ9QEwAw

                        My Uniloc also does similar.

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