The Manfrotto 290 Carbon Fiber Monopod extends from 19.3 to 59.4", can hold up to 22 lb, and weighs just 1.1 lb. Flip locks allow you to adjust the four sections, and a reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mount lets you attach an optional head or a camera directly to the monopod. A rubber grip and a wrist strap provide comfort and a secure hold.
- Load Capacity: 22 lb
- Max Height: 59.4"
- Closed Length: 19.3"
- Sections: 4
Manfrotto 290 Overview
Manfrotto 290 Specs
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip Lock|
|Load Capacity||22.0 lb / 10 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||59.4" / 151 cm|
|Closed Length||19.3" / 49 cm|
|Weight||1.1 lb / 0.5 kg|
|Package Weight||1.4 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||23.071 x 3.228 x 3.071"|
Manfrotto 290 Reviews
Would be MUCH better if it had a suction cup rubber footing!
It's a very lightweight monopod, but I'm returning it after using it only once as it moves around too much when trying to keep it steady as it doesn't have the option at all to add a Manfrotto Suction Cup/Retractable Spiked Foot as if it had the option to add that it would be the ultimate tripod in my opinion. I always use a monopod for doing video jobs and I really wish Manfrotto would make a suction cup that could fit ANY monopod.
I still like my heavy Element , but my wife wanted something lighter to carry out in the Everglades . This fits the bill quite well .
Handy compromise for hiking without a tripod
I'm pretty pleased with this monopod. However, I think it could be better and I do have one sort of complaint. I have an hard time understanding why the carbon version weighs virtually the same as the aluminum. Also, I use the monopod as a monopod AND A HIKING STAFF while hiking for wildlife photography. Both mine and my buddy's (same pieces of equip.) wore through the rubber bottom piece in the first half hour of use. And we can't be the only customers who use these as hiking staffs while hiking for photos. With the above being said, I'd probably purchase this again.
Anyone interested in purchasing a monopod should definitely give this one a look. I am glad I bought a carbon fiber monopod because it's extremely solid and very light weight. This particular Manfrotto model can handle the weight of a D500. It's sooo quick to set up and take down. The superb quality of this monopod certainly makes it worth the little extra $. It will not disappoint!
Well built equipment
Typical Manfrotto high quality. Great weight limit too. Don' forget to order the head of your choice. I prefer a ball head.
Needed a second tripod/monopod
I purchased this Monopod a few years ago and forgot to do a review on it. The main reason I purchased this Monopod was my Sirui 75mm tripod with fluid weights close to 12 pounds in the case and I needed something light I could use when I travel. So I started looking and I found this Manfrotto 290 Monopod. The only thing that was missing was a case to carry the Monopod. I have no complaints or have had any problems with this Monopod for close to 4 years and I could not be happier with it. Thank you Manfrotto for building a great product!
Head came off after 2 months
I loved this monopod. I used it with a Wimberley MH-100 MonoGimbal Head for Monopods and the Wimberley AP-620 Replacement Foot for Sony FE 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G OSS . Using my SONY A7R4A & SONY FE 200-600MM F/5.6-6.3 G OSS LENS, this was my favorite rig for wildlife photography here in the Muscle Shoals AL area along the Tennessee River. Then, just as I was leaving, getting into my car, the head seperated....luckily I was holding onto my Sony camera or this would have been much more serious. This monopod was rated for 22 pounds and the total weight of my camera and lens is only 6.75 lbs! I never used my gear in wet weather nor was it ever left in a hot car. I was caught completely off guard by this failure.
Works Well for Me
Only used it a few times but it does what it's designed to do. Took a few bumps without issue.
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