Manfrotto's new 290 Carbon is a family of carbon fibre camera supports designed for passionate new photographers as they progress and improve their skill.
The MK294C3-A0RC2 kit includes a 294 carbon tripod and a quick-release ball head. The 294 tripod is built to be transportable without compromising on stability. It uses a 'next-generation' carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube that provides consistent advantages over aluminium tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. 3-section construction and larger diameter tubing makes the 294 more rigid, to maximize camera stability and minimize vibration, ideal for zoom lenses. Other features include durable tension-adjustable aluminium leg locks; two-position leg angle settings making low-angle shooting possible; and a rapid centre column. 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. Because the ball head is so compact, this kit is ideally suited for travelling photographers. The head can be unscrewed to allow use of the tripod with other specialized heads.
Maximum height extended: 179cm
Maximum height: 150cm
Minimum height: 49.7cm
Closed length: 71cm
Maximum load: 5kg
Included plate: 200PL
Leg sections (mm): 28.3, 21.7, 18.2