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Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head

B&H # MAMK294A3A0R Mfr # MK294A3-A0RC2
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Product Highlights
  • Ball Head and Quick Release Plate
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max. Height: 70.47"
  • Min. Height: 19.57
  • Folded Length: 27.56"
  • Weight: 5 lb
  • Anti-Shock Collar
  • 3-Section Aluminum Alloy Legs
  • Independent Leg Angle Selection

This 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head from Manfrotto has a maximum height of 70.47", load capacity of 11 lb, anti-shock collar, minimum height of 19.57", and weight of 5 lb making it an excellent choice for a mobile photographer needing maximum support with minimum weight.

General
Load Capacity 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Maximum Height 70.47" (179 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59" (150 cm)
Minimum Height 19.57" (49.7 cm)
Folded Length 27.56" (70 cm)
Weight 5.0 lb (2.3 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages / Sections 2/3
Leg Cross Section D-shaped
Leg Tube Diameters 26, 22.5, 19 mm
Independent Leg Angles Yes, 23 and 51°
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Spiked / Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Bubble Level No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Column Cross Section Faceted
Removable Yes
Reversible Yes
Ballast Hook No
Head
Material Aluminum alloy
Type Ball head
Quick Release Yes with camera plate, 1/4"-20 threaded stud
Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head
     
    4.6

    (based on 110 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (65)
    • Easily adjusted (32)
    • Locks in tight (31)
    • Good footing (27)
    • Attaches firmly (26)

    Cons

    • Heavy (37)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (88)
    • Portraits (75)
    • Night shots (57)
    • Home (49)
    • Wildlife (42)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (48), Casual photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (19), Photography student (9), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (102), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The best tripod ever!!!

    I am currently doing a a low light photography project, and this tripod is by far the best one I have ever owned when it comes to capturing using slow shutter speeds!! Very...Read complete review

    I am currently doing a a low light photography project, and this tripod is by far the best one I have ever owned when it comes to capturing using slow shutter speeds!! Very solid, light weight, and was decently priced!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Excellent for Multipurpose Photography

    I bought this tripod to replace the same model that had been stolen from me while travelling. Pros-Sturdy-Durable-Very good for multiple photo situations-There is a quick release button that allows you to remove the...Read complete review

    I bought this tripod to replace the same model that had been stolen from me while travelling. Pros-Sturdy-Durable-Very good for multiple photo situations-There is a quick release button that allows you to remove the camera from the tripod without detaching the hassle of removing the screw from the camera Cons-Slightly Heavy-Bulky (does not fit in a standard size backpack unless you remove the ball head. -Does not have a level Overall I have been very satisfied with the tripod and its performance.

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    4.0

    Tripod with Ball Head

    By Saint Jon

    from Brea, California

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

      Lightweight, sturdy and east to set up and the Ball Head makes it quick. It also doubles as a light stand. Very nice!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Absolutely worth the price

      By SaraClarity

      from Ann Arbor, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

      I was having difficulty finding a good, sturdy tripod (I've gone through 3 similar types in as many years and was getting sick of throwing away money). This one was recommended to me by a BH customer service rep and they definitely knew what they were recommending!!Great: It's very sturdy, and no annoying lever to tilt the head up and down.Not so great: a bit heavy, attachment head for camera is a bit confusing on how to place on tripod

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      • No

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      4.0

      Perfect for my needs

      By joeb

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

        I primarily want this for family portraits. The tripod has already paid for itself with a group shot that we were all able to be in (there were over 20 of us).I find the tripod easy to open and adjust. The camera snaps into the ball head without any fuss, and I can adjust it easily. I wouldn't mind it a little lighter, but I won't be carrying it uphill or any great distances.More experienced photographers will have more critical needs than me, and may find flaws in a tripod in this price range. For the hobbyist/enthusiast, this appears to be a great value.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Kas

        from Orangevale ca

        Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

        This product is super easy to use, not too heavy but still very nice quality! I'm very happy with it!!

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        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Kas

        from Orangevale ca

        Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

        This product is super easy to use, not too heavy but still very nice quality! I'm very happy with it!!

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        4.0

        Sturdy Tripod

        By nshanti

        from Ortonville, MN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

          I love this tripod, it is very sturdy! I have used this in study and on location. The build is strong! It is slightly heavy if you are trekking far! But for my photography business it has been a great add to my tool kit!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Glad i bought this italian product

          By Mantas

          from Lithuania, Vilnius

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

          This tripod has been delivered tonight and the first thing i noticed was the weight.On the other hand this could be advantage because tripod is even more stable and solid. The pricing is very good, materials are nice too. This tripod comes with black colour and nice design and well made materials.If photography is your hobby and you're starting to experience it this tripod is definately for you.Don't think to much just buy it !

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          • No

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          5.0

          Check your screws!

          By Mondes

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Solid

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

          Great tripod. Sturdy build with strong clamps and smooth adjusting.

          Make sure that you check and tighten the screws when you first get this tripod. On my 2nd trip out, the very top head screw came loose, which made the tripod basically useless to me until I got home and grabbed an allen key to fix it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          It's everything and more.

          By JarHed

          from Near Philly, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

            I was looking for a ball head to replace the head on my older tripod. After realizing that the guts of it was broken I needed a replacement.

            The 249 with QR Ball Head by Manfrotto was the choice that I made. It turned out to be a great choice. Simple, easy to use design. Compact enough for portability, tall and rock solid stability as well. I'd buy it again in a second.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Tripod for the Price

            By Phillip

            from Fort Worth TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

            For the price this tripod is hard to beat. Lightweight, and easy to adjust yet solid and sturdy when it counts.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It has 3 leggs

            By Rebel T3i

            from Dickson City PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

            Manfrotto 294 Aluminum 3-Section Tripod W/QR Ballhead I researched for weeks before I bought a tripod, a lot of tripods I reviewed said that the head would drift due to the weight. I need a tripod that will hold my canon T3i, Sigma 150 – 500 mm lens, with the 2X Sigma Teleconverter. All of these components weigh 6.5 lbs, and have a length of 20 inches. The Manfrotto 294 does the job that I was looking for. The B&H Web Sites specifications for the Manfrotto Tripod specifies that the load capacity is 11lbs, this is the spec. for the tripod alone, not the Ballhead. I read the manual for the Ballhead and the max weight for that component is 13lbs. This makes me very happy. The Ballhead and quick release plate is designed with a 2 position release that holds the lever in an open position with the pin extracted. To insert the camera just place the camera into the plate, the pin drops and the lever compresses to a lock position. Your camera is now secure. I am ready for my next adventure.

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            • No

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            4.0

            A User Friendly Tripod

            By World Travler

            from Vermont

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

              I use this tripod for macro photography that is not at ground level, also great for night time, long exposure photos. A little heavy for me to carry long distances on bird walks but overall easy to open up and set up quickly. For a tall man it may not extend high enough but for person under 6' it is fine.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Impressive for price

              By ahphotography

              from Winston Salem, NC

              Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

              Very well built professional tripod for the price. This is a very sturdy tripod. The ballhead is very easily maneuvered and also locks in extremely tight. Overall great product!

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              4.0

              Dependable but some improvements needed

              By eddie160

              from Maryville, Tennessee

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Needs To Come With Bag

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

              I bought this after some research and I'm glad I did. It's great tripod, easy to use with my Nikon D90 and the set up just takes seconds. The only complaint I have and it's a very minor complaint is the ball head will not tighten down. I had to use tape to help hold the ball head on. Other then that it's GREAT and would recommend this.

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              5.0

              Awesome combo at an awesome price!

              By Adam the Realtor®

              from Manhattan, KS

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                I am a Real Estate Agent, and I got into photography simply to take better listing photos than my competition. After constantly upgrading my camera bodies, external flashes, and lenses I finally decided to get a decent pair of legs. This set up is PERFECT for me: perfect balance of weight, size, manuverability, and function. I highly recommend this product for any amateur photographer!

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                • No

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                4.0

                good engineering ...so-so build

                By stoiv

                from miami

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bit Overpriced For The Bu

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                  portraits etc

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Tripod-Manfrotto 294 3 sec. Alum w/ Ball

                  By Tangent

                  from Pueblo West, Colorado

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                    I'm a non-pro "enthusiast".
                    Very happy with this tripod. feels solid and well made.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Happy with this tripod

                    By Loreal

                    from New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                      Very sturdy and easy to make adjustments. Such a step up from my last tripod, highly recommend this product

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great tripod

                      By Ryan

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots

                        Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                        This tripod is very solid. Fits my 60d just perfect.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Manfrotto 294

                        By Oma Janet

                        from La Grande, OR

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Tripod with QR Ball Head:

                        Very stable and easy to use in our mountainous terrain. Too heavy for air travel but will use on road trips.

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