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

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Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head
Key Features
  • 13.2 lb Capacity Fluid Head
  • Independent Pan and Tilt Locks
  • 200PL Quick-Release Plate
  • 3-Section Aluminum Tripod
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 13.2 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.
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Manfrotto 128RC Tripod System Overview

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 13.2 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.

Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod

The Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod extends from 12" to a maximum height of 63.2". It weighs 3.9 lb and can hold up to 22 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
Manfrotto 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head

The 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head from Manfrotto is ideal for a VCR camera up to 13.2 lb. 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

Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod Specs

Key Specs
Head Mount Type
3/8"-16 Male
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 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
Closed Length
23.4" / 59.4 cm
Weight
3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
Legs
Head Mount Type
3/8"-16 Male
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
Leg Lock
Flip Lock
Leg Sections
3
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Positions
4 Positions
General
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 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
Closed Length
23.4" / 59.4 cm
Accessory Mounting
No
Bubble Level
No
Weight
3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
25 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Manfrotto 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL-14
Head Type
Fluid Head
Load Capacity
13.2 lb / 6 kg
Weight
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL-14
Head
Head Type
Fluid Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
Fixed
Pan & Tilt
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -60°
General
Load Capacity
13.2 lb / 6 kg
Weight
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.7 x 5.2 x 4.7"

Manfrotto 128RC Tripod System Reviews

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I'm buying for a PTZ video conference camera, can ...

I'm buying for a PTZ video conference camera, can the control arm be easily removed?
Asked by: William
Yes
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-02-20

Does this 290 allow you to change heads to a ...

Does this 290 allow you to change heads to a photo application?
Asked by: David
The Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head (B&H# MAMK290XTA32) is a combination of the Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod (B&H# MAMT290XTA3U) and the Manfrotto 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head (B&H# MA128RC). The tripod may be used with many other heads, and the head may be used with many other tripods. So, yes, you could remove the 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head and replace it with a head that is more commonly used for taking still photographs.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-01-16

Not being an expert on tripods, could this one ...

Not being an expert on tripods, could this one also be used as a regular fixed tripod for taking photos?
Asked by: William
There is nothing to stop you from taking photos while using this head, however the camera will only align in a landscape position. To turn the camera in to portrait you will need an L-Bracket such as the Manfrotto Q2 L Bracket. https://bhpho.to/3kOx64f
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-01

Does this tripod come with a bag?

Does this tripod come with a bag?
Asked by: Peter
Yes
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-11-12

How much this spread ?

How much this spread ?
Asked by: Siddharth
At its maximum distance, the Manfrotto MT190X3's legs are 45 inches apart from each other.
Answered by: Nick Y
Date published: 2021-06-06

question

Would this tripod work well for scoping ocean birds in flight?
Asked by: Anonymous
Well I think this tripod work very good. And I was exactly shooting with mine in construction in Hati, you can customize any position you want with this tripod. It's a good deal so I thing yes he can work well for scoping ocean birds easily.
Answered by: Paolo C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Does this tripod have a level of any kind? If not, is there an accessory I can buy to level the tripod?
Asked by: Matthew
It does not have a level bubble. Sturdy, and excellent fluid head, though.
Answered by: Jesse C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

How does one keep it from unscrewing when panning left? I can't figure this out. Frustrating.
Asked by: Anonymous
If you look on the underside of the top plate that the head is screwed into, you will see a single set screw. Using a small flat head screwdriver, tighten that screw.
Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
Date published: 2021-03-03
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