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

Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head
Key Features
  • 8.8 lb Capacity Fluid Head
  • Independent Pan and Tilt Locks
  • 200PL Quick-Release Plate
  • 3-Section Aluminum Tripod
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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.
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Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod Specs

Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Maximum Working Height63.2" / 160.5 cm
Max Height without Center Column53.9" / 136.9 cm
Minimum Working Height12" / 30.5 cm
Folded Length23.4" / 59.4 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Weight3.9 lb / 1.8 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Positions4 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Center Column
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Manfrotto 128RC QR Micro Fluid Head Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesQuick Release
Camera Plate Type200PL-14
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Tripod Platform
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlFixed
Vertical Tilt+90° to -60°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Counter BalanceFixed
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 5.2 x 4.7"
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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: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-06-06

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.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-01

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
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-02-20

Does this tripod come with a bag?

Does this tripod come with a bag?
Asked by: Peter
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-13


I cant seem to get the fluid head off the tripod.... any help?
Asked by: Anonymous
Loosen the set screw under the base of the column. Tighten the pan adjustment knob of your fluid head and give it a quick turn counterclockwise to unscrew the head.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Hello, by mistake break the Assembly Sleeve of this model, which is the spare part that I must buy?
Asked by: Gustavo A.
Hi, Gustavo I have a pleasure to answer your question. Well I think you can just buy another sleeve for thus model and your tripod will work normally. Or for safety you can buy an other head with the sleeve and you will have extra assembly just in case if you lost something else. Hope my answer will satisfy your choice to do.
Answered by: Paolo C.
Date published: 2018-08-26


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


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: 2019-08-15
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