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Manfrotto 290 Carbon Fiber Monopod

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Manfrotto 290 Carbon Fiber Monopod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 59.4"
  • Closed Length: 19.3"
  • Sections: 4
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.
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Manfrotto 290 Overview

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.

UPC: 719821396734

Manfrotto 290 Specs

Monopod Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Leg
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Sections4
General
Load Capacity22.0 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height59.4" / 151 cm
Closed Length19.3" / 49 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 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!

By Steven
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

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.

lightweight winner

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

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

By Edward
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

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.

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By Traci
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

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

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

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

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

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

By John R
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

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

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

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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Can the 290 function as a hiking stick?

Can the 290 function as a hiking stick?
Asked by: Marc
Yes. I used it as well.. The only issue is that, we need to be careful about the pin - that is right on top. I did not try to remove it ..
Answered by: Deepak
Date published: 2021-07-30

Can I pair it with XPRO Monopod+ Full Fluid Base ...

Can I pair it with XPRO Monopod+ Full Fluid Base ?
Asked by: SORIN
I don't even know what a full fluid base is. It screws into the bottom of the camera.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-04-10

Is it possible to attach a round rubber foot to ...

Is it possible to attach a round rubber foot to this monopod?
Asked by: Heba
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-03

Which replacement rubber tip fits this tripod ...

Which replacement rubber tip fits this tripod leg?
Asked by: Renato
I have not had to replace it yet. But I imagine it is a standard size and then its up to you what you want to put on it.
Answered by: andy
Date published: 2021-06-10

Is this monopod can handling big lens as 400mm ...

Is this monopod can handling big lens as 400mm and 600mm lens?
Asked by: Rungroj
I have a 400-800 Leica zoom and I have used it with a Manfrotto aluminum monopod as well as this fiber pod. No monopod is very stable by itself with only a single point of contact. Resting it against a tree or post makes it more stable, I see little difference between the aluminum and fiber pods except the fiber is lighter and more expensive. The lightness makes it a bit harder to balance against the weight of the camera and lens. I have a Panasonic mirrorless with the Leica which is relatively light for its length; I also have s Sony superzoom that extends to 1200. It is lighter and more manageable on the pods. This would be a bigger problem with a large SLR and a heavier lens. This is a weight/balance problem and not a strength problem with the pods, which is why a heavier tripod made from similar material is more stable apart from three points of contact.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-11-22

The morning screw on this is much larger than the ...

The morning screw on this is much larger than the one on my dslr. What adapter do I need to use this?
Asked by: Martin
It has a smaller screw inside the larger one. Either size should fit all cameras or heads.
Answered by: Wayne
Date published: 2021-06-07

Can this be used with an EZ soft box for a ...

Can this be used with an EZ soft box for a speedlite?
Asked by: Denzal
You would need this adapter to use an EZ Soft Box on a monopod: https://bhpho.to/3aq91LO
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-03-26

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Can feet and a quick release be added to this monopod or would it be cheaper to purchase a new monopod that has,a quick release and feet on it?
Asked by: Dennis
If you want feet its best to use a monopod that was designed with feet https://bhpho.to/2OxzwIG.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-02
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