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Manfrotto 290 Overview
The Manfrotto MT290XTC3US 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod extends from 12" to a maximum height of 65.2". It weighs 4.4 lb and can hold up to 11 lb of gear. The tripod's 3-section legs have flip locks to individually change the height of each leg. The locks are tension-adjustable to help maintain a tight lock over the tripod's lifespan. Four leg angles allow you to position the tripod in a variety of ways. A rubber grip on one of the legs aids in carrying the tripod, and rubber feet keep it stable on slippery surfaces. Included with the tripod is a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.
This 496RC2 Compact Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
The 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 13.2 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 496RC2's locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. An additional knob opposite the locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-14 quick release plate, which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.
|Load Capacity||11 lb / 5 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||65.2" / 165.6 cm|
|Max Height without Center Column||56" / 142.2 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||12" / 30.5 cm|
|Folded Length||24.5" / 62.2 cm|
|Head Mount Type||3/8"-16 Screw|
|Weight||3.2 lb / 1.5 kg|
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Thread|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Quick Release Plate Type||200PL-14|
|Load Capacity||13.2 lb / 5.99 kg|
|Number of Bubble Level(s)||None|
|Independent Pan Lock||No|