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Rating: no ratingThe Manfrotto 290 Carbon series is designed to be easily transported and carried: 290s are small when folded, but lightweight and very stable when open. For this model, Manfrotto developed a next-generation Carbon tubing that uses optimised fibre angles to provide consistent advantages of torsion/flexion rigidity and stability compared to aluminium tubing.
The 290 series features interchangeable heads and features aluminium leg levers which have adjustable locking tension that can be tightened to ensure wear-proof stability and reliability.
The Manfrotto 290 Carbon range includes a "legs-only" tripod, a monopod and a small selection of ready-to-use complete tripod + head kits, divided into two sizes: the 294 models have larger diameter leg tubes and 3-section tripod legs for extra rigidity and vibration-resistance, while the more compact 293 model has narrower tubes and 4-section legs so it folds to an even more compact size.