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Thread: Manfrotto CX190Pro3 or CX190Pro4 Tripod?

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    Question Manfrotto CX190Pro3 or CX190Pro4 Tripod?

    I intend to buy a new Tripod but can't decide between the Manfrotto CX190Pro3 or CX190Pro4 Tripod. I'm thinking of using the 322R2 Ball head. It's for general use and traveling. I tend to go for the Pro4 because of the 50cm closed length. Re stability, it couldn't be that much different or?
    My camera is a Nikon D300 with a 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

    Experience wise does anybody know the advantage and disadvantages of the above models?
    Thanks in advance!

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    A 3 section tripod leg will always be more stable than a 4 section leg, because the lower part of the 4 section leg is usually thinner than the one on a 3 section leg, hence, it is stiffer and more resistant to bending.
    However, the 4 section legs are shorter when folded and in some models, the 4 section version is sometimes taller than the 3 section version.

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    If you intend to purchase this as your main ongoing tripod, you may want to consider the total height of it. I used to use a 190 all the time and found it a little short. I replaced it with a 055Pro and also bought a 1203 (or similar model) for compact travelling. I also use the 322 head.

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