Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod

Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod

Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 63.2"
  • Min Height: 12"
  • Folded Length: 23.4"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.4 lb
  • Four Leg Angle Positions
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag Included
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The Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod extends from 12" to a maximum height of 63.2". It weighs 4.4 lb and can hold up to 11 lb of gear. The tripod's 3-section legs have flip locks to individually change the height of each leg. The locks are tension-adjustable to help maintain a tight lock over the tripod's lifespan. Four leg angles allow you to position the tripod in a variety of ways. 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 a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.

UPC: 719821396703
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Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 290 specs

    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 63.2" / 160.5 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 53.9" / 136.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 12" / 30.5 cm
    Folded Length 23.4" / 59.4 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 4 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"

    Manfrotto 290 reviews

    MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the quality I was expecting. I purchased this for onsite portrait and product photography work. I am in the process of requesting a return. Pros: Lightweight for travel, four leg angles, leg releases easy to maneuver, set up is simple, works perfectly with Mhxpro3-w pan-tilt head Cons: Not as sturdy as I was hoping, cannot move the camera (5DMarkII) vertically without physically holding down the legs, after one use the paint is already coming off center column Bag notes: Pan-tilt head barely fits into bag, bag straps are string and broke during first use. No added value.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Upgrade Ever For years I've been hearing about how everyone first purchases an inexpensive tripod only to regret it later and my moment came after purchasing a longer lense. The weight of my DSLR and 70-200mm made the old tripod useless. After reading reviews and comments, checking out tripods at local meetup groups I finally decided and immediately knew I made the right choice. I added a Manfrotto grip ball head for ease of setup and alignment and I can't imagine I'll ever change setups. Tripod is solid, a snap to setup, easy to align and not once have I been concerned about the safety of my camera and lense on top of this choice. The three section legs make getting the right height simple and sturdy.
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wise choice Light, strong, affordable and very adaptable. I also own a standard 290 tripod that I love. I wanted another so that I didn't need to change heads from my video head to my ball head for stills. I find that this version is more adaptable as it features more settings for leg spread and will adapt better to still photography with my ball head. My other 290 is now the dedicated to video use.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality Overall very good build quality. I use it mainly indoors, and in combination with a manfrotto fluid head. The only small gripe I have is when the legs are slightly tapped it sends vibrations through to the camera and external mic (this may be completely normal, but I am an amateur). There is some noise that comes from a small plastic ring that dangles off the base of the center column. Other than that, the height, versatility, and build quality is great considering the price was sub $100 (cyber week email only special).
    Date published: 2016-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod! Have a Bogen 3001, made by Manfrotto that has been serving me for 20+ years deciding to dedicate it to video with the micro fluid head, which was purchased at the same time and as the tripod is functioning flawlessly. With this taken into account the purchase of the Manfrotto 290 Extra, even though a new product, was made. Mounting a Manfrotto 460 MG head on it it is an impressive addition to my kit. Setup and adjustments are quick and simple. The construction seems very robust with litle doubt it would last the next 20+ years. You can invert the center column, which has a somewhat rounded triangular shape, for closeup or macro work quite easily. There are four leg angles, one of which would set the tripod flat on the surface with it being listed here with a minimum height of 12 yet on the Manfrotto website it lists it at 2.4. That may be indicative of a forthcoming short center column? The leg angle releases are easily operated and lock positively with a small possibility of having a pinch point that is lessened by the angle of operation. The legs are 'D' shaped and the hook hold my weight bag well and in the center of effort. There are no spikes but there is an included wrench to adjust tension on the legs. I don't like hanging weight from the bottom of the center column as it impedes quick and smooth adjustments. There is a place to secure an optional sling. The included bag has more than enough room to hold the tripod with the 460 MG head mounted and would probably allow the larger geared heads and those pan/tilt heads with foldable handles. In all I am quite pleased with this and do believe it will last with minimal care.
    Date published: 2015-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't of asked for a better, light-weight tripod! This tripod is great! Has a nice flat base for all sorts of wonderful mounting uses!
    Date published: 2016-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and light! Sturdy and lightweight, perfect for taking with you and not a pain to carry!
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tripod for travel I bought this as an additional tripod for still work as I have a 290 with a video head on it. I put my Manfrotto XPRO MAg Ball Head on it and use with my 5D MKIV. Works great with my EF24-70 and up to my EF 100-400. This tripod has more locking positions that the original 290 with 4, and a weight capacity of 11 lbs. For the price it is hard to beat. Lightweight, strong and comes with a carry bag.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
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