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Kit: 293 carbon tripod (4S) + 3-way head w. foldable handles

Kit: 293 carbon tripod (4S) + 3-way head w. foldable handles
Kit: 293 carbon tripod (4S) + 3-way head w. foldable handles

Part # MK293C4-D3Q2
Item can be placed on backorder.
USD$ 284.99


This 290 Series kit includes a 293 carbon tripod and a compact three way head.

The 293 carbon tripod, derived from Manfrotto’s experience in professional carbon fibre supports, is built to be transportable without compromising on stability. It uses a “next-generation” carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube with optimized fibre angles that provides consistent advantages over aluminium tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. The tripod legs use a 4-section construction to help to minimize the folded length for a more compact tripod ideal for travelling photographers.

All tubing is three-faceted for greater resistance to torsion, while the legs' tension-adjustable locking levers (also in aluminium) can be tightened to counteract any effects of wear and aging, keeping the tripod fully functional throughout its long life. Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid centre column adds flexibility and extends the min-max height range. An 'anti-shock' rubber collar at the top of the centre column protects the camera if the extended column is left unlocked and drops accidentally.

Included is a three-way photo head also specifically designed for compactness and transportability, yet allowing accurate, precise framing and solid support of medium-heavy camera equipment. The head's distinguishing feature is its unique mechanism for 'folding' the handles when the head is not in use. With the handles folded and running parallel, the head's dimensions are dramatically reduced, so it takes up less space when packed, and is easier and less cumbersome to carry, on or off the tripod.

The quick-release head is made from Adapto, a special lightweight polymer which cuts down the weight, yet offers high mechanical resistance for sturdy support. The head has three levelling bubbles (on for each axis of rotation) which make it easier and faster to get straight, well-framed images in-camera, thereby saving time in post-production.

The head supplied in this kit is interchangeable: other heads can be fitted to the tripod top disc's 3/8” universal attachment.
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  • Center Column rapid rapid
    Closed Length 21.06 in 53.5 cm
    Column Tube Diameter 22.19mm 22.19mm
    Leg Angles 23°. 51° 23°. 51°
    Leg Sections 4 number 4 number
    Legs Tube Diameter 21.7-18.2-14.7-11.2mm 21.7-18.2-14.7-11.2mm
    Maximum Height 58.27 in 148 cm
    Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 50.79 in 129 cm
    Minimum Height 15.16 in 38.5 cm
    Plate Type 200PL-14 200PL-14
    Load Capacity 8.82 lbs 4 kg
    Weight 4.08 lbs 1.850 kg