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3001 Version Identification

There are at least 4 different 3001 versions that we identify for parts. The differences are in the Leg Braces, Leg Locks and Center Columns.

Leg Braces & Leg Releases

The leg braces are distinguished by the all in one, swedged brace. The single and the double screw versions. The leg releases are different and not interchangeable between the lag brances. In some cases the leg releases will not fit into the brace at all.

Leg Locks

All the Leg locks have the twist screw lock knobs. The oldest version has a deep throat that the newer knobs do not have, and thus will not work on the older clamps.

Center Columns

Length is the main difference between these versions.

1 - The standard 3001 tripods have a round center column that is .98 inch in diameter and 11 inches long.
2 - The 190CL has a long center column that is .98 inch diameter and 15.5 inches long.

Bogen 3001 vs Manfrotto 190

The 3001 were stamped with Manfrotto manufacturing number 190. This is the original Manfrotto manufacturing number that Bogen called the 3001. The 3001, 3001N, 3001PRO are VERY different from the Manfrotto 190X, 190XD, 190CX and MT190 series. None of the original 190 parts are interchangable with any of the new Manfrotto 190 models. Also, there is the 3005 which is also stamped with the 190 that uses many of the same parts, but is a different color.


Manfrotto 190 New Version Identification

There are at least 4 different 190 versions that we identify for parts. The differences are in the Leg Braces, Leg Locks and Center Columns.

Main Castings

New main castings are also 2 piece like the original, but the legs connect differently and are not interchangeable.

Leg Braces & Leg Releases

The leg braces are different diameters of the parts and are not interchangabel old to new.

Leg Locks

The Newest 190 leg locks are snap lever or "Power Levers" that cannot be used on the older models.

Center Columns

Shape is the difference between the newest models and the older ones. All of the older center columns were round, the new center columns are six-sided so they do not rotate in the main casting.