Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head

Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head

Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head

B&H # MAMK293C4A0R MFR # MK293C4-A0RC2

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Product Highlights

  • 293 4-Section Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 494RC2 Ball Head with Camera Plate
  • Maximum Height: 58"
  • Minimum Height: 15"
  • Closed Length: 21"
  • Load Capacity: 9 lb
  • Weighs: 3.5 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selection
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The Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head is a lightweight support system for with a maximum height of 58" and a load capacity of 9 lb. The 293 uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing with optimized fiber angles that provide advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability.

The 4-section construction with smaller diameter carbon tubing than its sister 294 models helps to minimize the folded length for a more compact tripod that's ideal for traveling photographers. The 293 tripod features flip-lock leg locks, two-position leg angle settings that make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid center column.

The included 494RC2 Ball Head with quick release and camera plate allows you to re-position your camera quickly, then lock it solidly in place using the single locking knob. The head is interchangeable and can be easily removed to allow you to use the tripod with specialized heads.

In the Box
Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head
  • 494RC2 Mini Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto 293 specs

    Material of Construction Carbon fiber legs, aluminum head
    Maximum Height 58" (1.47 m)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 51" (1.28 m)
    Minimum Height 15" (38 cm)
    Folded Length 21" (53.0 cm)
    Load Capacity 9.0 lb (4 kg)
    Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) including head
    Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
    Leg Cross Section Round
    Independent Leg Spread Yes, 23 and 51°
    Leg Lock Type Flip-lever
    Leg Tube Diameters 22, 18, 15, 11 mm
    Spiked / Retractable Feet No
    Center Brace No
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 Male
    Bubble Level No
    Center Columnzzubqbfeasueuzqsvfyacffteebrevcbu
    Center Column Type Rapid
    Center Column Sections 1
    Reversible Column Yes
    Column Cross Section Faceted
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Head Type Ball head
    Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Yes, 200PL-14 plate
    Adjustments 360° Panning
    Lateral tilt: -90° / +90°
    Load Capacity 9.0 lb (4.0 kg)
    Dimensions Working height: 3.4" (8.5 cm)
    Weight 0.7 lb (0.3 kg)
    Packaging Infozzubqbfeasueuzqsvfyacffteebrevcbu
    Package Weight 4.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.4 x 4.7 x 4.7"

    Manfrotto 293 reviews

    293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494RC2 Quick Release Mini Ball Head is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long....? A flaw in my personality is to over think things. I am a fine art landscape photographer who has been lugging around a full size aluminum tri-pod for way too long. I guess I was worried about the stability of the light weight carbon fiber models. I finally bought a Manfrotto 293 and can only wonder why I waited so long. I find it perfect for my needs in the field with no reservations or second thoughts.
    Date published: 2015-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I am a landscape photographer so I need a sturdy, reliable, yet easy to move around tripod and the Manfrotto has been accomplishing my needs. I feel that my camera is secure and it stays where it needs to stay and the legs are fully adjustable to where I need to put them and they don't move easy to where I'm afraid it's going to fall. Easy to carry around for looking at areas to take pictures. I am very excited to use it on my trip to Montana to take more landscape pictures. Overall, great product!
    Date published: 2014-06-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too expensive, too flimsy, too heavy The diameter of the legs are too narrow, therefore, vibrations reach the camera. It could not hold a D600 w/24-120mm f4 steady, even in indoor conditions. The ball head was difficult to use. Finally, it was just too heavy. I have aluminum tripods that are bigger and weigh less than this one. Fortunately, B&H provided a refund. Great service, as always.
    Date published: 2013-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband loves it I purchased this to give to my husband for one of his Christmas presents. He had an old tripod already from many years ago and it not in very good shape anymore. When he opened the box, he was so happy! It just made his Christmas!!! Thank You B & H Photo!!!
    Date published: 2013-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel I bought this due to my limited space/weight for a recent trip. I was very happy to see how small it packed and the light weight was nice too. I will not give up my old Bogen but if I need to pack a tripod for any great distance this will be the one I pack.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value in a Manfrotto I needed a sturdy tripod for a mirrorless and light DSLR camera. It also had to set up quickly and fold up small enough to fit in overhead compartment luggage. This model and ballhead were the perfect match for my needs and shooting habits.
    Date published: 2015-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight, easy to use as advertised Easy to set up, lightweight, good flexability
    Date published: 2012-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it!! It isn't the biggest, it isn't the best but it does the job for me. Easy to use, sturdy enough to keep the camera steady, while still being light. The head is pretty basic but I can always upgrade in the future.
    Date published: 2013-05-21
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