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Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head

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Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 70.5"
  • Min Height: 19.6"
  • Folded Length: 28"
The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head is a lightweight support system for DSLR cameras with a maximum height of 70.5" and a load capacity of 11 lb. This 294 kit uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube with optimized fiber angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminum alloy tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness, and stability.
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Manfrotto 294 Overview

The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head is a lightweight support system for DSLR cameras with a maximum height of 70.5" and a load capacity of 11 lb. This 294 kit uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube with optimized fiber angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminum alloy tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness, and stability.

The three-section construction with larger diameter carbon tubing than its sister 293 version makes the 294 more rigid in order to maximize camera stability and minimize vibration, so it's ideal for zoom lenses that amplify any camera shake. The 294 tripod features leg locks that were redesigned for better ergonomics. Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid center column adds flexibility and extends the height range.

The 496RC2 ball head allows you to re-position your camera quickly, and then lock it solidly in place using the single locking knob, ready to shoot in an instant. Because the ball head is so compact, it’s also ideally suited for travelling photographers, making the whole kit easier to pack into luggage or your photography bag. The head is interchangeable and can be easily unscrewed to allow you to use the tripod with specialized heads. A quick-release plate is included with the head.

Manfrotto 294 Specs

General
Material
Carbon fiber and aluminum alloy
Load Capacity
11 lb (5.0 kg)
Maximum Height
70.47" (179 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
59" 150 cm)
Minimum Height
19.57 (49.7 cm)
Folded Length
27.95" (71 cm)
Weight
Tripod and head: 4.4 lb (2 kg)
Legs
Material
Carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections
2/3
Leg Cross Section
Round
Leg Tube Diameters
25.3, 21.7, 18.2 mm
Independent Leg Spread
Yes, 23°and 51°
Leg Lock Type
Flip levers
Spiked/Retractable Feet
Rubber
Center Brace
No
Head Attachment Fitting
3/8"-16
Bubble Level
No
Center Column
Material
Carbon fiber
Center Column Type
Rapid, friction lock
Center Column Sections
1
Removable
Yes
Reversible
Yes
Head
Material
Aluminum alloy
Type
Ball Head
Quick Release
Yes with camera plate
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
29.7 x 4.8 x 4.8"

Manfrotto 294 Reviews

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question

Would the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base (3/8 -16 Connection) fit on this?
Asked by: Jeff D.
The 502HD with flat base will be compatible with the 294 legs.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I recently bought this tripod. Has anyone found an inexpensive bag that is a good fit and provides a little protection?
Asked by: Ronald
You might checkout the Hakuba PSTC 200 Tripod case.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this accept a flat head mounted manfrotto head?
Asked by: Philip T.
Hi Phillip, I bought this tripod and was asked by B&H to try to answer your question. The ball head unscrews from the tripod so I assume that other manfrotto heads would be compatible with this tripod. However, since I do not own any other heads, I really cannot say for sure. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I hope this helps. :-)
Answered by: Michael S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Would this tripod support Canon 70D & its lenses? Whats the return policy for this product?
Asked by: saurabh s.
You can use any camera and lens combination that weighs up to 11 pounds. Should you be dissatisfied with an order, you have 30 days from date of purchase to make a return with all of the original materials included. Full details on our return policy can be found at the following link: http://bhpho.to/19fUBwL
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Would this set up work with a canon 100-400 f4-5.6 zoom on a canon 6d without slipping? My current tripod holds it fine but then slowly drops down out of place.
Asked by: Paula M.
This should be fine for sure. It holds up to 11 pounds so thats way below.
Answered by: Michael S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Would this be a good setup for spotting scopes or binocular attachments?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head Kit should work for your needs. As long as your spotting scope or binocular weighs less than 11 lb (5.0 kg) and has a standard 1/4 -20 tripod thread attachment, it would be fully compatible for use with the Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head Kit. If your spotting scope or binocular uses a 3/8 -16 tripod thread attachment, then the Oben 3/8 -16 to 1/4 -20 Reducer Bushing, B&H # OB1039, would allow you to attach your equipment to the tripod.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

what would be the shipping cost to post this to australia?
Asked by: Anonymous
You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart. It will then list the shipping options, descriptions, ETA's and fees to your location.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this work well with Canon 7D?? I mean do I need to buy any additional accessories for using on Canon 7D along with this kit?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod With Ball Head QR Kit comes with everything you would need to use it out of the box with the Canon 7D.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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