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Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head

Reg. Price: $234.00
Instant Savings: $34.05
Limited supply at this price
You Pay: $199.95
Product Highlights
  • 293 4-Section Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 494RC2 Ball Head with Camera Plate
  • Maximum Height: 58"
  • Minimum Height: 15"
  • Closed Length: 21"
  • Load Capacity: 9 lb
  • Weighs: 3.5 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selection

The Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head is a lightweight support system for with a maximum height of 58" and a load capacity of 9 lb. The 293 uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing with optimized fiber angles that provide advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability.

The 4-section construction with smaller diameter carbon tubing than its sister 294 models helps to minimize the folded length for a more compact tripod that's ideal for traveling photographers. The 293 tripod features flip-lock leg locks, two-position leg angle settings that make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid center column.

The included 494RC2 Ball Head with quick release and camera plate allows you to re-position your camera quickly, then lock it solidly in place using the single locking knob. The head is interchangeable and can be easily removed to allow you to use the tripod with specialized heads.

General
Material of Construction Carbon fiber legs, aluminum head
Maximum Height 58" (1.47 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 51" (1.28 m)
Minimum Height 15" (38 cm)
Folded Length 21" (53.0 cm)
Load Capacity 9.0 lb (4 kg)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) including head
Legs
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Cross Section Round
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 23 and 51°
Leg Lock Type Flip-lever
Leg Tube Diameters 22, 18, 15, 11 mm
Spiked / Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 Male
Bubble Level No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Reversible Column Yes
Column Cross Section Faceted
Head
Material of Construction Aluminum
Head Type Ball head
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Yes, 200PL-14 plate
Adjustments 360° Panning
Lateral tilt: -90° / +90°
Load Capacity 9.0 lb (4.0 kg)
Dimensions Working height: 3.4" (8.5 cm)
Weight 0.7 lb (0.3 kg)
Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head
  • 494 Mini Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release
  • 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Folds away (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Home (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By Cam Girl

      from Lake Havasu City, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

        I am a landscape photographer so I need a sturdy, reliable, yet easy to move around tripod and the Manfrotto has been accomplishing my needs. I feel that my camera is secure and it stays where it needs to stay and the legs are fully adjustable to where I need to put them and they don't move easy to where I'm afraid it's going to fall. Easy to carry around for looking at areas to take pictures. I am very excited to use it on my trip to Montana to take more landscape pictures. Overall, great product!

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        • No

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Too expensive, too flimsy, too heavy

        By fllmtr

        from fort lauderdale, florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

            The diameter of the legs are too narrow, therefore, vibrations reach the camera. It could not hold a D600 w/24-120mm f4 steady, even in indoor conditions.

            The ball head was difficult to use.

            Finally, it was just too heavy. I have aluminum tripods that are bigger and weigh less than this one. Fortunately, B&H provided a refund. Great service, as always.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent product

            By Robjin

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                Easy to unfold and lightweight but stable.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Love it!!

                By maggieD

                from Redondo Beach, Ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                  It isn't the biggest, it isn't the best but it does the job for me. Easy to use, sturdy enough to keep the camera steady, while still being light. The head is pretty basic but I can always upgrade in the future.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for travel

                  By W.T.

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                    I bought this due to my limited space/weight for a recent trip. I was very happy to see how small it packed and the light weight was nice too. I will not give up my old Bogen but if I need to pack a tripod for any great distance this will be the one I pack.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Tripod

                    By Casey

                    from Washington, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                      I've had a couple cheaper tripods and like the quality of this one. I've only used it in the studio but think it will work great in the field for me.

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My husband loves it

                      By Trixie

                      from St. Cloud, MN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                            I purchased this to give to my husband for one of his Christmas presents. He had an old tripod already from many years ago and it not in very good shape anymore. When he opened the box, he was so happy! It just made his Christmas!!! Thank You B & H Photo!!!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Lightweight, easy to use as advertised

                            By audzinger

                            from boston

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head:

                              Easy to set up, lightweight, good flexability

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                              • No

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