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ManfrottoMT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easily adjusted (4)
  • Locks in tight (4)
  • Good footing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Home (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Portraits (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strong and easy to use

I am very impressed with the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod legs. They are light weight, yet solid and strong. I love the leg locks and the ease of use. I have used this...Read complete review

I am very impressed with the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod legs. They are light weight, yet solid and strong. I love the leg locks and the ease of use. I have used this in moderate winds and have not notice any movement so far. The only issue is that they do not fold down very small, but I knew that when I purchased them, and you would not expect that with three-part legs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poorly assembled; unresponsive service

I bought this tripod 3 months ago. When I received it, I tested the leg locks, but did not test the center column extension. I didn't have a chance to use it until...Read complete review

I bought this tripod 3 months ago. When I received it, I tested the leg locks, but did not test the center column extension. I didn't have a chance to use it until recently. When I tried to extend the center column, I found that the column could not be locked in place. The screw attached to the wing nut is not long enough to make contact with the column. Also, the center column does not fit tightly in the base, so even when not extended it wobbles around on the base because it cannot be locked down.

I contacted Manfrotto's service department about this problem through their web site a week and a half ago. They acknowledged receipt of my request, but have not contacted me yet. I also placed a call to their service and parts department, but they have not returned my call either. Until I can get this problem resolved, the tripod is useless.

I have purchased Manfrotto products in the past with no problems. However, based on this experience and their unresponsiveness, I will not buy any Manfrotto products again.

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5.0

Great value

By Yang

from AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

Light but Stable

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4.0

MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod by Manfrotto

By JVW

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Good Footing
  • Lightweight
  • Locks In Tight
  • Smooth Movement

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Outdoors
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    I use it to photograph outdoors, city lights, and some wildlife. It is light easy and easy to set up.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Light weight and very sturdy

    By Donnau

    from Birmingham Alabama

    Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    Bought this to use with a Logitech wide angle video camera for conferencing at the office. Works great with no worries of tipping over.

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    5.0

    Feather Light Tripod

    By The Fair Trade Shooter

    from Lake Geneva, WI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Adjusted
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      So light and secure!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very Happy with it

      By Joe

      from Houston

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Very good and very strong.

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      5.0

      lightweight, very happy with the purchase

      By Julie K

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Lightweight
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I am very happy with my purchase; this tripod is
        lightweight, easy to carry around and sturdy.
        It was recommended as best by several online reviews.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Tripod Legs

        By brunzie

        from Illinois Quad Citiies

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I use this tripod with a small ballhead and find this very light and sturdy. It's not a bad price for a carbon fiber tripod. I highly recommend it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By Josh

          from Pittsburgh

          Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I started off with a budget tripod. While it did get the job done for a little while, it also made me that much more appreciative of the quality, weight, & functionality of this tripod. Highly recommend it!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Strong and easy to use

          By Dr Deb

          from Nevada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            I am very impressed with the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod legs. They are light weight, yet solid and strong. I love the leg locks and the ease of use. I have used this in moderate winds and have not notice any movement so far. The only issue is that they do not fold down very small, but I knew that when I purchased them, and you would not expect that with three-part legs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poorly assembled; unresponsive service

            By Ken

            from Newport Beach, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Comments about Manfrotto MT294C3 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            I bought this tripod 3 months ago. When I received it, I tested the leg locks, but did not test the center column extension. I didn't have a chance to use it until recently. When I tried to extend the center column, I found that the column could not be locked in place. The screw attached to the wing nut is not long enough to make contact with the column. Also, the center column does not fit tightly in the base, so even when not extended it wobbles around on the base because it cannot be locked down.

            I contacted Manfrotto's service department about this problem through their web site a week and a half ago. They acknowledged receipt of my request, but have not contacted me yet. I also placed a call to their service and parts department, but they have not returned my call either. Until I can get this problem resolved, the tripod is useless.

            I have purchased Manfrotto products in the past with no problems. However, based on this experience and their unresponsiveness, I will not buy any Manfrotto products again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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