Transportable, without any sacrifice in stability.
Durable and built for heavy-duty use, without any reduction in strength or performance over time.
This 290 Carbon kit includes a 294 carbon tripod and a quick-release ball head. The 294 tripod is built to be transportable without compromising on stability. To achieve this, it uses a next-generation carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube derived from Manfrotto's experience in professional supports with optimized fiber angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. 294 tripod legs use a 3-section construction with larger diameter carbon composite tubing than the sister 293 version. This makes the 294 more rigid in order to maximize camera stability and minimize vibration, so it's ideal for zoom lenses that amplify any camera shake. Durable tension-adjustable aluminum leg locks can be tightened to suit your preference and to counteract any effects of wear and aging, keeping the tripod fully functional throughout its long life. Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, while a rapid center column adds flexibility and extends the min-max height range. The ball head (with quick release camera plate) allows you to position your camera freely and quickly, then block it solidly in place using the convenient single locking knob, ready to shoot in an instant. Because the ball head is so compact, it's also ideally suited for travelling photographers, making the whole kit easier to pack into luggage or your photography bag. The head is interchangeable and can be unscrewed in order to allow you to use the tripod with other specialized Specifications: Closed length 27.95; Leg angles 23°. 51°; Leg cross section Round; 3 Leg section; Leg tube diameters 25.3 - 21.7 - 18.2mm; Maximum height 70.47; Maximum height (with center column down) 59.06; Minimum height 19.57; load capacity 11.02lbs; Weight 4.41lbs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Background: Just received my Manfrotto Tripod two days ago and am delighted---just what I expected from Manfrotto. I'm a professional headshot photographer, but also a performer. I primarily use tripods for recording myself (video submissions and the like) and tend to shoot headshots freehand so that I can move around and keep sessions dynamic.
Pros: -BUILD: This tripod is STURDY, even when extended close to it's full height. Nice grip on the feet, too. -HEIGHT: Nice to have a tripod that can extend high, for shots framed from slightly above a subject. It's also nice that it's not generally going to be at full extension for an average height person. -FRICTION: I was comfortable attaching some heavy lenses onto this thing, even when tilted forward. -GLIDE: Everything that needed to move, moved smoothly (legs, extensions, center rod) and locked in place tightly. -RELEASE: Easy to release my camera from the tripod, and affix it back on...
It is an excellent product. The carbon fiber makes the tripod extremely stable and light for its size and weight capacity. The only other thing I would have liked would be a level in the tripod. Otherwise this is an amazing tripod.
I picked this up after researching tripods for about a year. I wanted a lightweight, and sturdy tripod and was not disappointed. I have yet used this outdoors in the wind, but will soon and wont worry about my camera. I highly recommend this tripod.
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