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Manfrotto 293 Aluminum Tripod with 494RC2 Ball Head

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Manfrotto 293 Aluminum Tripod with 494RC2 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 62"
  • Min Height: 17.8"
  • Folded Length: 25.3"
This 293 Aluminum Tripod with 494RC2 Ball Head from Manfrotto is a steadfast support for a DSLR or other camera up to 8.8 lb. It has aluminum leg tubes and top casting, a maximum height of 62", and it folds down to 25.3" for easy storage and transport. Its legs can be spread independently and locked at two different positions (23° and 51°). An anti-shock collar protects your camera from accidental impact.
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Manfrotto 293 Overview

This 293 Aluminum Tripod with 494RC2 Ball Head from Manfrotto is a steadfast support for a DSLR or other camera up to 8.8 lb. It has aluminum leg tubes and top casting, a maximum height of 62", and it folds down to 25.3" for easy storage and transport. Its legs can be spread independently and locked at two different positions (23° and 51°). An anti-shock collar protects your camera from accidental impact.

The included ball head has a quick-release plate, a friction control knob that allows micro movements without engaging the head-locking mechanism, and a locking mechanism that will lock the head in both the +90°/-90° tilt position and the 360° panning position.

Manfrotto 293 Specs

Overall
MaterialAluminum alloy
Load Capacity8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height62" (157.6 cm)
Maximum Height without Column Extended54.6" (138.6 cm)
Minimum Height17.8" (45.3 cm)
Folded Length25.3" (64.3 cm)
Weight4 lb (1.8 kg)
Legs
MaterialAluminum
Load Capacity8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height58.7" (149 cm)
Maximum Height without Column Extended51.2" (130 cm)
Minimum Height14.5" (36.7 cm)
Folded Length21.9" (55.7 cm)
Leg Stages/Sections2/3
Leg Cross SectionD-shaped
Leg Tube Diameters22.5, 19, 15.5 mm
Leg Lock TypeFlip-lock
Independent Leg Spread23°, 51°
FeetRubber
Center BraceNo
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16 Male
Bubble LevelNo
Center Column
MaterialAluminum alloy
Center Column TypeRapid, friction lock
Center Column Sections1
Head
TypeBall head
Quick ReleaseYes with included camera plate
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.1 x 5 x 4.9"
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Will this Tripod off enough support to hold a Canon Rebel t5 Camera with a Sigma 150-600mm Lens attached?
Asked by: Anonymous
I use this tripod with a canon T1i and a sigma fisheye lens no problems
Answered by: Wayne G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the friction knob for a panning feature, or just for the ball friction?
Asked by: lee p.
The ball head included in this kit, the 494RC2, does not have an independent pan lock. So the friction knob is only to adjust the ball grip.
Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is the tripod head on this tripod removable? Like, can I put a three way head on it?
Asked by: Anonymous
The head is detachable for future upgrades and interchangeability. This requires unscrewing three 3/8 set screws.
Answered by: Robin G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would this tripod be appropriate for use with a Canon 3ti with a Canon 400mm 5.6L lens? I assume the included QR is a complete system (plate and mount).
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that would be an appropriate tripod for that camera and lens and a quick release plate will be included.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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