Manfrotto has refreshed two of its popular tripods; the 190 and 055 series. Both adding a few nice improvements that many will find useful. The most convenient of which is the new Easy Link plug. This allows for instant connection of accessories, such as LED lights or on-board video monitors for video playback.They both offer aluminum or carbon fiber frames and a new locking mechanism dubbed the Quick Power Lock, which allows for instant leg extensions using one hand. The 055 series is capable of heavier load handling, of up to almost 20lbs.