The key accessory for any type of camera is arguably a tripod as it "opens up a whole world of photography that would be impossible without one."
With a tripod you can:
• Take low-light photos at any shutter speed without having to worry about camera shake
• Perfectly compose group photos when you also want to be in the shot as well
• And most importantly you can take your time over a photo and get it exactly right!
Trusted Reviews (www.trustedreviews.com) reviewed the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 and were impressed with this lightweight but very strong carbon fiber tripod, saying: “As with many modern applications where low weight needs to co-exist with high strength, the solution is carbon fiber.
“Carbon fiber tripods aren’t new, but until recently they have been comparatively expensive. Prices for this advanced composite material are falling all the time though, and it’s now possible to find some outstanding bargains, such as today’s review item, the superb Manfrotto 190CXPRO4...”
Trusted Reviews Verdict
The Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod is pretty much the perfect combination of portability, strength and value for money, and provides a professional-quality option for keen photographers who like to travel light. The build quality is simply awesome, and the clever Q90 center column system adds some very useful extra versatility. It’s a pity it doesn't come with at least a shoulder strap though.
Tech specs – 190CXPRO4
The 190CXPRO4 is a lightweight four-section carbon fiber tripod designed for travel and portability. It weighs just 2.95lbs (1.34kg) (minus the head), but can support a weight of 114lbs (5kg), more than enough for a full-size DSLR and telephoto lens. Fully extended it has a height of 57.48" (1.46m), but packs down to a compact 48.03" (50cm) long. There is also a three-section version (the 190CXPRO3) which is marginally lighter at 2.84lbs (1.29kg).