Manfrotto MK290XTC3-3WUS 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Manfrotto MK290XTC3-3WUS 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Manfrotto MK290XTC3-3WUS 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 70.7"
  • Min Height: 13.8"
  • Folded Length: 29.1"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 5.1 lb
  • Four Leg Angle Positions
  • RC2 Quick-Release System
  • Pan/Tilt Head with Retractable Handles
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag Included
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  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head extends from 13.8" to a maximum height of 70.7". It weighs 5.1 lb and can hold up to 8.8 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.

The included 804 3-way pan/tilt head features retractable handles, which decreases the overall size when not in use. A built-in spring assists with the tilting motion of the head by compensating for heavier lenses and cameras with off-center loads. A 200LT-PL quick-release plate is included for quickly attaching and removing your camera from the head. Also included with the tripod is a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.

  • MT290XTC3US 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod

    The Manfrotto MT290XTC3US 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod extends from 12" to a maximum height of 65.2". 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: 719821396710
  • MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200LT-PL Quick Release Plate

    This MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 8.8 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200LT-PL Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200LT-PL can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be quickly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200LT-PL, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

    Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate before securing it to the pan-and-tilt head. The head can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 30° backwards, as well as 90° sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other, have dedicated control handles, and can be locked into place. In addition to integrating the ability to individually lock the movements by twisting each corresponding handle's rubberized grip, the telescoping control handles for both tilt functions can also be retracted while the head is not in use for more convenient storage or transport.

    To promote fast, repeatable, and accurate device positioning, this MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head also includes dedicated angle scales for each movement that are designed for easy visibility. For heavier loads, built-in counterbalance springs help ensure smooth as well as gradual backwards and forwards tilt movements.

    MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
    • 8.8 lb load capacity
    • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
    • Can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 30° backwards, as well as 90° sideways for portrait orientation
    • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as portrait orientation tilt each function independently of each other, have dedicated control handles, and can be locked into place
    • Telescoping control handles for both tilt functions can be retracted for more convenient storage or transport
    • Dedicated angle scales for each movement that are designed for easy visibility promote fast, repeatable, and accurate device positioning
    • Built-in counterbalance springs help ensure smooth as well as gradual backwards and forwards tilt movements for heavier loads
    • Integrated, RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Built-in bubble level
    • Durable and lightweight polymer and fiberglass construction
    200LT-PL 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 and lightweight polymer and fiberglass construction
    UPC: 719821396536
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
  • 200LT-PL Quick-Release Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration

Also Includes

  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • MT290XTC3US 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 65.2" / 165.6 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 56" / 142.2 cm
    Minimum Working Height 12" / 30.5 cm
    Folded Length 24.5" / 62.2 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.5 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    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) 25.906 x 5.512 x 5.433"
  • MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200LT-PL Quick Release Plate
    General
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type RC2
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 3.99 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 1
    Material Technopolymer
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +30
    Vertical Tilt -30 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 4.7" / H: 11.9 cm
    Weight 1.65 lb / 750 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.299 x 6.299 x 6.063"

Manfrotto 290 reviews

MK290XTC3-3WUS 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased After comparing aluminum and carbon fiber tripods, I decided to go with carbon fiber, and the Manfrotto is perfect for my needs. I plan on using this tripod for weddings, graduations, parties, etc. As I am nearly 6' tall, I needed a tall tripod and this one delivers. It is light, yet sturdy, and the load capacity is more than sufficient for anything I would ever use it for. This is a lot of tripod for the money and I am very pleased. The service I received from B&H, as well as my salesperson, was excellent as well.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not crazy about plastic So, I ordered this tripod for a replacement to my old 3001B and 3 way head. It's a kit, so normally, I thought that it would come individually boxed the head and legs seperate. To my surprise, the tripod came fully assembled. Along with the tripod, it came with a carry bag. My first thoughts were it's plastic when I saw the head. I was very hesitant to place a $3000 camera body on top of this. I tried it out and was not entirely impressed. The arms on the head are stiff, but that's a given straight out of the box. I tightened the tripod plate into the head as tight as I could, noticing that the safety release was also plastic. This seemed really flimsy and cheap. The tripod itself is very sturdy, lightweight and strong- no complaints here for that. I will be ordering a different three way head for it as I do not think the 804 head can be exchanged. The carry bag is not worth the effort to bring it in as it is made of thin, cheap fabric and string for straps. Not something to use in field. It would make a good bag to carry a small yoga mat in however.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Balanced Tripod for Landscape Photography Since there aren't any really informative reviews on this tripod, I felt compelled the write one. Originally I had purchased the aluminum version of this tripod but decided to opt for carbon fiber instead since the difference was $100 more but it would save half a pound. This really helps a lot when your hiking long distances to get to high vantage points for landscape photography. This is a really well constructed tripod. I will admit that it feels less sturdy than the aluminum counterpart but maybe that's just the properties of carbon fiber (stronger, lighter) 9% reduction in weight in this case. One of the things you will notice immediately is that the carbon fiber doesn't retain temperature well like aluminum. My hands used to be extremely uncomfortable carrying the aluminum version in the morning but its much more bearable with carbon fiber. It makes a huge difference. This version of the tripod uses an 804 head. The controls are fantastic giving you extreme precision as there is a lot of friction when your panning or tilting. It feels really well constructed. There is a built in compass guide on the top and side allowing you to identify how many degrees you are panning or tilting. I would have liked it if Manfrotto used the X-Pro head which seems like an updated version with fine tuning friction control. The trade off is that the X-Pro head is .55 lbs heavier. The tripod with legs fully extended out is about where my head is (I'm 6ft as a reference). Plenty of height. They also extend forward allowing you to get extremely low. See those grey buttons in the picture? If you press and hold them, the legs will extend out further allowing you to get some very low angle shots. Always been a fan of flip locks over twist but this area will always be a personal preference. This tripod travels very well although keep in mind it is 5lbs and there are probably lighter tripods out there. However the tradeoff is the build quality. It does come with a carrying bag as a bonus but it's quite flimsy. I wish Manfrotto gave us a padded tripod bag. I plan on purchasing a padded version soon. Ok so who should buy this tripod? If you travel this is the perfect combination of weight + build. It pretty much covers any body + landscape lens. If you plan on using a heavy wildlife lens, this is not the tripod for you. The legs only support 11 lbs and with the head it brings your capacity down to 8.8lbs. Do the math it doesn't work out. If you want a Manfrotto tripod that supports a heavy wildlife lens, check out the 190 and 055 series. With gimbal head you can support a heavy lens better on those series. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a sturdy but reliable on-the-go tripod with the right balance of price, weight and functionality if you don't mind that it's 5lbs. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This tripod is intended for small cameras. He does not have This tripod is intended for small cameras. It does not have the fluid capability seen in larger tripods. For someone that needs just a quick video it would be fine but for prolonged productions it would be cumbersome to utilize.
Date published: 2017-11-03
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