Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head

Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head

Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head

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Product Highlights

  • 8.8 lb Capacity Fluid Head
  • Independent Pan and Tilt Locks
  • 200PL Quick-Release Plate
  • 3-Section Aluminum Tripod
  • 15.9 to 67.5" Height Range
  • Independent Leg Adjustments
  • Four Leg Angle Positions
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag Included
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Manfrotto 290 overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head pairs a 3-section tripod with a lightweight head designed to support loads up to 8.8 lb. The system weighs in at 5.6 lb and offers a minimum shooting height of 15.9" and a maximum height of 67.5" with the center column extended. The tripod's 3-section legs have flip locks to individually change the height of each leg, with each lock's 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, with rubber feet providing traction on slippery surfaces. To aid in carrying the tripod, a rubber grip is provided on one of the legs.

The included 128RC Micro Fluid Head provides smooth movement and independent pan and lock locks. It comes with a pan bar for pan/tilt operation and a 200PL type quick-release plate for attaching and removing your camera from the head. Also included with the tripod is a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.

  • MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod

    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
  • 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head

    The 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head from Manfrotto is ideal for a VCR camera up to 8.75 lbs. It includes a quick release plate. The head mounting thread is 3/8".

    Replaces old part number 3130.

    Quick Release Plate
    Features a quick-release plate that allows you to change cameras or detach the camera with the flip of a lever.
    Pan and Tilt
    This head pans 360° and can be tilted -60° to +90° and features pan and tilt locks.
    UPC: 719821285755
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
  • Fluid Head
  • Pan Handle
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"
  • 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Quick Release
    Camera Plate Type 200PL-14
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Fixed
    Vertical Tilt +90 to -60
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Counter Balance Fixed
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 5.2 x 4.7"

Manfrotto 290 reviews

290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from May purchase again... Two flaws that in my opinion withhold a 5-star review: 1) The locking mechanism is often sticky (maybe that's a good thing ensuring my camera doesn't take a spill) but it took a while to figure out that pressing down on the locking button of the mechanism will retract it far better than the pin which instructions led me to believe should have singularly done the job. 2) The head mount could have been better designed as the fluid video head comes off through twisting and also is loosened to allow for panning through twisting. But watch out because there don't seem to be enough threads differentiating the one from the other and my own mount (thankfully sans camera) already took a spill.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best in its Class The 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head is an excellent tripod and a superb value for anyone who is tired of the usual line of in-store tripods. The movement of this tripod lives up to its name. It is fluid and easy to swivel in any direction while maintaining complete control. The adjustable height allows the user the flexibility needed to get the perfect angle every time. As a professional, I consider this tripod the best in its class.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stupendous, reliable tripod I was looking at so many different tripods, and I ordered a very fancy Manfrotto, but it when I got it it was not practical for my 70d. So I ordered this one and I love it! It's very portable and the quick release head can get some great shots. The clamps can be tightened easily if needed, which is great for maintainability over time. If you have a DSLR, this tripod is a must have and will last a long time.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Inexpensive video tripod undone by smallest detail. Legs/support are perfectly fine, no issues. Not exactly lightweight, but I didn't have the $$ for carbon-version. Likewise the 128RC video head is entry-level; nothing fancy but smooth enough for basic panning/tilting. Big problem with the (included) plate; main locking-screw good, but secondary ant-rotation pin failed to be removable. As I was trying to mount a DSLR, with no secondary cavity, big issue. Manual: remove pin P from plate G by pushing it out from above. The cheap plastic pin refused to to recess, after numerous and varied attempts to do so. No success in getting it to release or recede! Previous Bogen/Manfrotto plates I've owned (over 40 years) had metal-threaded pins; never any problems. I have no idea if this is a design-flaw, or just a one-off issue. Either way, not sure just how many pennies Manfrotto saved by going with the el cheapo plastic pin...sad.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Worth The Money! This tripod by Manfrotto is perfect! I love the smooth turning and panning it has! Definitely worth the money!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fits the job. But tripod is shaky I needed a tripod for a camera stand. Light panning, and really mostly for photography and very light video. Imagine my surprise when I realized my old Velbon did a better job and this tripod. The fluid head is great, but unscrews constantly causing a jerk and loose panning. The legs are too light, and will move if you pan sometimes. This is from using 3 times. I suppose going for heavier legs is the solution, but having this tripod makes me miss my first cheap Velbon.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A serious tripod This is a step up from a $50 tripod I used with my old spotting scope for about 20 years. I got a Vanguard HD scope (82mm) and wanted a tripod worthy of the task. This will certainly do it. I've been waiting for years for this upgrade, and this tripod is a huge part of it. I seriously expect this to be my last tripod. Seems very thoughtfully designed and well made. Pros: SOLID. Very good platform for my scope. Metal shoe for the QR plate is nice as well. Smooth. Pans and tilts very well. No stutter, no inconsistency. Cons: It isn't light. This is also a bit of a pro in my opinion as it keeps things stable in the wind. But carrying it around is a bit of a chore. A good strap helps a lot. Note: The head comes attached, but the set screw is not set, so the head will unscrew until you take care of this. I found tightening the head down, turning in the set screw, then cranking on the head to get it to loosen any and turning in the set screw more made it very solid and only took a few minutes. If you fully remove the head and see the waves in the base this makes sense. You want the screw to be in one of the valleys.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth pan head Very smooth pan head and affordable price. All the details are made of aluminium and it really looks steady and strong
Date published: 2015-10-09
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