The Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod available at digiDirect is a combination of the Manfrotto MH804 3-Way, Pan-And-Tilt Head With 200LT-PL Quick Release Plate and presents excellent value.
The Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head extends from 42 cm to a maximum height of 171 cm. It weighs 2 kg and can hold up to 10 kg of gear. The tripod's 3-section legs have flip locks to individually change the height of each leg. The locks are tension-adjustable to help maintain a tight lock over the tripod's lifespan. Four leg angles allow you to position the tripod in a variety of ways. A rubber grip on one of the legs aids in carrying the tripod, and rubber feet keep it stable on slippery surfaces.
The included 804 3-way pan/tilt head features retractable handles, which decreases the overall size when not in use. A built-in spring assists with the tilting motion of the head by compensating for heavier lenses and cameras with off-centre loads. A 200LT-PL quick-release plate is included for quickly attaching and removing your camera from the head. Also included with the tripod is a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.
The Manfrotto MT290XTA3US 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod extends from 30 cm to a maximum height of 160 cm. It weighs 1 kg and can hold up to 10 kg of gear. The tripod's 3-section legs have flip locks to individually change the height of each leg. The locks are tension-adjustable to help maintain a tight lock over the tripod's lifespan. Four leg angles allow you to position the tripod in a variety of ways. A rubber grip on one of the legs aids in carrying the tripod, and rubber feet keep it stable on slippery surfaces. Included with the tripod is a shoulder bag for added comfort and protection during transport.
This Manfrotto MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head has a load capacity of 10 kg and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200LT-PL Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200LT-PL can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be quickly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200LT-PL or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate before securing it to the pan-and-tilt head. The head can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 30° backwards, as well as 90° sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other, have dedicated control handles, and can be locked into place. In addition to integrating the ability to individually lock the movements by twisting each corresponding handle's rubberized grip, the telescoping control handles for both tilt functions can also be retracted while the head is not in use for more convenient storage or transport.
To promote fast, repeatable, and accurate device positioning, this MH804 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head also includes dedicated angle scales for each movement that are designed for easy visibility. For heavier loads, built-in counterbalance springs help ensure smooth as well as gradual backwards and forwards tilt movements.
|Load Capacity||22 lb / 10 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||63.2" / 161 cm|
|Max Height without Center Column||53.9" / 137 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||12" / 31 cm|
|Folded Length||23.4" / 59 cm|
|Head Mount Type||3/8"-16 Male|
|Weight||3.9 lb / 1.8 kg|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip Lock|
|Leg Positions||4 Positions|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Extension Type||Rapid|
|Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column||No|
|Head Type||Pan & Tilt Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Female|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Quick Release Plate Type||RC2|
|Load Capacity||22 lb / 10 kg|
|Number of Bubble Levels||1|
|Lateral Tilt||-90° to +30°|
|Vertical Tilt||-30° to +90°|
|Dimensions||H: 4.7" / H: 11.9 cm|
|Weight||1.65 lb / 750 g|