Manfrotto MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Manfrotto MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Manfrotto MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Min Height: 15.7"
  • Folded Length: 27.8"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.9 lb
  • Four Leg Angle Positions
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag Included
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Manfrotto 290 overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head extends from 15.7" to a maximum height of 66.9". It weighs 4.9 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.

The included 496RC2 Compact Ball Head is constructed of die-cast aluminum, has a single repositionable locking lever, ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. An RC2 quick-release plate allows for fast and easy camera attachment.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • 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

  • Carrying Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod
    General
    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
    Legs
    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"
  • 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    Generalaxrdsytfaw
    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

MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light enough for long distance travel This is a solid piece of equipment that's even strong enough to secure my DSLR with a 300 ML lens but not so heavy as to be cumbersome. The ball head is very responsive allowing for very precise tweaks when framing your shot and the adjustable legs give you additional flexibility. Best of all, this is a tripod that is easy to travel with thanks to the handy carrying bag. I recently took mine to Finland and the Czech Republic; it easily stowed under my seat during the flight and I simply slung it over my shoulder when walking around. I took some fantastic shots on my trip, photos I never would have been able to get without a tripod.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product.... converts to style and position that makes it easy to get the shot you want.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great tripod is a must for scenic pictures. Buy this one. Love this tripod. High quality, heavy duty but still light enough to haul around for scenic's, and close-ups like flowers. Got my with a ball head that works great tightens down solid, with no movement. Legs adjust way out to get low angle shots. You just can't go wrong with a Manfrotto. Also own the bigger, heavier 190 version with a gimball head for birds and wildlife. Forget about he cheapo brands, they just aren't stable, head will slip and just feels cheap. Spend the money it will last forever.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I quality Tripod that I would definitely buy again (I did) I use this Tripod primarily for my Astro work. It holds a Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 200-500 lens with no problem. The tripod feels sturdy and I have had no issues with the winds that I have dealt with. The max height of the tripod is taller than my eye level (I'm 6'2) so there are no issues with comfort or looking through the viewfinder of my camera.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfection Very nice replacement for my older pod. This unit is very sturdy, even at full extension, with my Nikon D5100 and a100mm Tokina macro lense. My only complaint is the ball head is very easy to unscrew from the tripod if the ball head is tightened. Be sure to loosen the ball head slightly before turning the ball head count counterclockwise.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally a descent tripod at an affordable price. The moment I got it out of the box I could tell it was a quality unit. The legs extend easily and the controls are solid. It could use a bubble balance on both sides, but beyond that I like it. Can't wait to put it through it's paces out in the real world.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Very sturdy, and reasonably light. Easy set up - Legs lock very easily and positioning can go from very low to high.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tripod for studio photography Great Tripod for the price. Pretty sturdy plus it feels like it cost $1000.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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