Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 68.1"
  • Min Height: 2.4"
  • Folded Length: 27"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.1 lb
  • 90° Center Column
  • Tension-Adjustable Flip Locks
  • Rubber Leg Grip
  • Ball Head with Friction Control
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  • 1Description

The Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod features a 90° center column for shooting tabletop, low-angle, or macro photography. It extends from just 2.4" above the ground to 68.1" high. The tripod weighs 4.1 lb and can hold up to 11 lb worth of gear. Its 3-sections legs have tension-adjustable flip locks to individually adjust each leg's height. Four locking leg angles enable you to place the tripod in a variety of positions. 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 the 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with an RC2 quick-release plate. The head is constructed of die-cast aluminum and has a single repositionable locking lever, ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. A safety lock on the ball head prevents your camera from accidentally detaching from the head.

  • MT290DUA3US 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod

    The Manfrotto MT290DUA3US 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod features a 90° center column for shooting tabletop, low-angle, or macro photography. It extends from just 2.4" above the ground to 64.9" high. The tripod weighs 4 lb and can hold up to 11 lb worth of gear. Its 3-sections legs have tension-adjustable flip locks to individually adjust each leg's height. Four locking leg angles enable you to place the tripod in a variety of positions. A rubber grip on one of the legs aids in carrying the tripod, and rubber feet keep it stable on slippery surfaces.

    UPC: 719821396697
  • 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

    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.

    496RC2 Compact Ball Head
    • 13.2 lb load capacity
    • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
    • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
    • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
    • Dual, ball-and-socket joint notches enable two-sided tilt control
    • Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
    • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
    • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
    200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
    • 1/4"-20 mount
    • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
    UPC: 719821311225
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration

Also Includes

  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • MT290DUA3US 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 64.9" / 164.8 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 54.7" / 138.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 2.4" / 6.1 cm
    Folded Length 24.7" / 62.7 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 4 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Diameter 1" / 25.4 mm
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"
  • 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    General
    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
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +90
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.38" / 35 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.9 x W: 2.4" / H: 10.0 x W: 6.0 cm
    Weight 14.82 oz / 420 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.7"

Manfrotto 290 reviews

MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid build I was in need of a new tripod as I had worn out my old one, and knew I wanted a solidly built Manfrotto. I bought it for its weight capacity, as my full gear can really stress a tripods capabilities. The locking mechanism and shoe mount are rugged and do not budge when merged. The design and functionality is a great match for the busy photographer. I like the ability to adjust the ball head easily and the friction adjustment makes it super smooth whether you have light or heavy gear mounted.It is a heavy tripod and I would not recommend it for hiking, but if you are in need of a bullet proof tripod look no further. I would buy this again, well worth the $$.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod I have been a professional photographer for over 44 years. I have owned Bogen/Manfrotto equipment for most of my career. I must say, this Dual 290 with 90 degree center column is one of their best products yet. It is extremely sturdy with very modest weight. The articulating column and minimum height enable virtually any camera position. Maximum extension is perfect for a 6' plus photographer. The 496RC2 ball head is my favorite workhorse for DSLR. When doing video, I simply swap the ball head for my 700RC2 fluid head. Bottom line, Manfrotto equipment is built for function and longevity.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for travel and more I bought this to carry with me on a trip to see the Northern lights in Alaska. I considered lighter, more travel-style tripods, but I decided I wanted something that would be good for more that that one trip. This unit is plenty light enough for travel. I was mounting a Nikon D5200 with an 18-200 lens, and the set-up was stable. It was easy to move quickly from inside to out. I appreciated the padding on the one leg, as it was -25 F outside, and touching cold metal would have been painful. Quick and easy height adjustment. Not the tallest tripod, but I'm only 5'2, so it worked fine for me.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod Love it! I've been playing with this tripod over the last few days since receiving it and I am not disappointed. It's got all the things I was looking for in a tripod. The legs have multiple positions so It can go from pretty tall (6' or so) to just a few inches off the ground. It's very sturdy which is what you definitely want in a tripod. The ball head works great, holds my 5D mkII steady and can be positioned however I want very quickly. The 90 degree pivoting arm is awesome and makes the tripod even more versatile. It's not the lightest tripod but you'll spend double or triple on a carbon model with equal sturdiness. I'm not doing any long haul backpacking for days on end so I'm not too concerned with weight. I've done a 5 mile mountain climb with another tripod that weighed the same as this one with all my gear and had no issues. Overall I'd totally recommend this tripod, lots of features from a great company.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy very functional tripod This tripod can do virtually anything you want- many positions and angles for shooting. When I opened the box it was longer than I had expected and maybe a little heavier. The heavier is from the very robust build quality that seems to never shake or move once it is set up, it also feels like it will never break even at the flip locks. I LOVE the 90 degree center column because I shoot a good bit of macro and it allows me to get close and sometimes use the live view if I have my camera in an awkward position. This head is great to get difficult angle shots, but I will say have your camera level handy because it has no level or way to know what centered is. The one thing I haven't figured out yet is how to pan on this head- probably not possible on this head- which isn't the worst thing for me, but I feel it should and wouldn't be hard to add. Overall great, sturdy, reliable tripod that will help get the difficult shots.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great enthusiast tripod Stable. Is overkill for my D3300 and holds my D810 well. Aluminum gets cold really fast at night and only has one rubber covered upper leg. Small enough to fit in a large carry on suitcase when the ball head mount is removed. Feels solid on the ground.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Impressions I just received this item yesterday. While I have not yet used it, my first impressions are excellent. The tripod is extremely strong (albeit a tiny bit heavy). It even survived B&H's poor warehouse management (see pics). This tripod goes nearly to the ground, and towers over my head. Even with the center post fully extended the tripod seems secure. My only gripe would be that when the center post is horizontally oriented there is no way to tighten/secure the center post. Overall GREAT first impressions.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Of all the low down things..... .....wow, this can go really low...I love it! It feels very well made, the ball head action is nice and smooth once you realize there's an adjustment for that. It would be nice if it had a built in level but my Canon has one of its own so not a huge deal. It is also on the heavy side but for me that's a plus as my previous tripod felt unstable in a mild breeze.
Date published: 2015-11-28
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