Manfrotto updated its 190 Tripod Series with a range of additional features. One of the most innovative aspects of the new 190 is the mechanism to operate the new 90° column. It is accessed only when needed and with a quick ‘one finger’ 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 new column mechanism and four-leg section models have a more compact closed dimension which allows for easier portability. The also-new Rotating Levelling Bubble is quick to set up and allows the tripod to be positioned more precisely. It is easy to use, whatever the shape of the head or however the tripod is set up. The revamped 190 is available in aluminium and carbon-fibre versions, at prices ranging from £184.95-£359.95.