Product Highlights
  • 5 kg (11.02 lbs) Max. Load Capacity (Tripod)
  • 6.2-173 cm (2.44-68.11") Height Range (Tripod)
  • 2.26 kg (4.98 lbs) Weight (Tripod)
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • 6 kg (13.23 lbs) Max. Load Capacity (Head)
  • 0.42 kg (0.95 lbs) Weight (Head)
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • -90° / +90° Tilt Range
  • Flip Lock Leg Lock Type
  • 1/4 / 3/8'' Attachment Type
  • Quick Release
Manfrotto 290 Dual Kit with MT290EXPA3 Aluminum Tripod and 496RC2 Head Manfrotto 290 Dual Kit with MT290EXPA3 A...
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Technologically advanced, made to last and high functioning.

The 290 Dual Aluminium 3-Section Tripod Kit with 496RC2 Ball Head is a must-have for any hobbyist photographer looking for a hardwearing, innovative, and fully capable tripod with head for any situation. Designed to give you maximum scope for creative shooting, while being completely intuitive to use, this smart set includes all the essentials so you’ll be good to go as soon as you open the case. 

Key Features:

  • Get total freedom of movement with 90° column system
  • Great flexibility with 4 leg angle positions
  • Rubber leg warmers for extra grip
  • Fast framing thanks to centre ball head
  • Tripod with head made to Italian quality standards

Great features include a 3-section tripod design, which makes it easy to collapse and transport, but thanks to its aluminium leg tubes and leg locking levers, it’s totally rigid when up. To add to its stability, these leg locking levers are tension adjustable, meaning you can tighten them to combat signs of wear and tear, lengthening this clever tripod’s lifespan even further. The 90° centre column mechanism gives you the scope to extend vertically or horizontally to capture new perspectives, while 4 leg angles enable you to shoot close to the ground if the shoot demands it. 

Extra features that make this tripod with head set special include the new rubber leg warmers, designed to keep the stand even steadier and give you a comfortable grip. Plus, it comes with an innovative centre ball head making it especially compact and easy to transport. It also gives you smooth movement while you work, and quick, accurate framing control. It’s made from 100% aluminium for extra durability, and has clever friction control, so you can even tune heavy equipment to the finest detail.


Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
Weight 2260 g 
Collection/Series 290 
Material Aluminum 
Safety Payload Weight 5 kg 
Min Height 6.2 cm 
Maximum Height 173 cm 
Maximum Height
(with Center Column Down)
148.5 cm 
Closed Length 68.5 cm 
Head Type Ball Head 
Legs Tube Diameter 26, 22.5, 19 mm 
Leg Sections
Base Diameter 60 mm 
Leg Angles 25°,46°,66°,88° 
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw 
Base Type 35 mm 
Ball Locking Yes 
Carrying Bag Included none 
Center Column rapid 
Colour Black 
Easy Link No 
Friction Control Yes 
Front Tilt -90° / +90° 
Independent Pan Lock no 
Independent Tilt Lock no 
Lateral Tilt -90° / +90° 
Leg Type Single 
Leg Lock Type Flip Lock 
Maximum Working Temperature 60 C 
Minimum Working Temperature -30 C 
Pan Drag none 
Panoramic Rotation 360 
Plate Type 200PL-14 
Quick Release Yes 
Tilt Drag none 
Upper Disc Diameter 60 mm

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Manfrotto 290 Dual Kit with MT290EXPA3 Aluminum Tripod and 496RC2 Head

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