The Manfrotto MT294C3 Three-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is one of the larger tripods in the 290 family. It provides solid support for a DSLR or other camera with carbon fiber leg tubes. It uses a next-generation carbon tubing--an innovative composite tube with optimized fiber angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. The three-section construction with larger diameter carbon tubing than the 293 models maximizes camera stability and minimizes vibrations, and is ideal for zoom lenses that amplify any camera shake. With its universal 3/8"-16 stud, it's ready to attach to most photography heads.
The two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, while a rapid center column adds flexibility and extends the height range. The maximum height of the three-section tripod is 5.54'; it can function all the way down to 15.63", and it folds down to 24" for transport and storage. The MT294C3 tripod supports loads up to 11.02 lb. The disk at the top of the center column is compatible with any Manfrotto head. A head is required for normal operation, and is not included.
The Manfrotto 700RC2 compact video head is designed to support compact camcorders as well as still cameras with medium and long telephoto lenses. It includes a fixed length pan arm and separate locking mechanisms for the 360° pan and the -75° to +90° tilt movements. Featuring a fluid cartridge for smooth movements, the 700RC2 has a fixed drag in both its pan and tilt axes.
|Closed Length||24.02" (61.01 cm)|
|Leg Cross Section||Round|
|Legs Tube Diameter||25.3 - 21.7 - 18.2mm (1 - 0.85 - 0.71")|
|Load Capacity||11.02 lbs (5 kg)|
|Maximum Height||66.54" (169cm)|
|Maximum Height (with Center Column Down)||55.12" (140 cm)|
|Minimum Height||15.63" (39.7 cm)|
|Weight||3.53 lbs (1.60 kg)|
|Load Capacity|| 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) |
Minimum load: 3 lb (1.4 kg)
|Diameter/Thread||3/8" Female Thread|
|Counter Balance System||N/A|
|Counter Balance Range||N/A|
|Center of Gravity||N/A|
|Quick Release/Wedge Plate||Yes (Cat #3157N)|
|Balance Plate||Fixed, 1/4" Screw and Locating Pin|
|Tilt Drag||1 Fixed|
|Spring Loaded Counter Balance||1 Fixed|
|Temperature Range||-10°C / 60°C|
|Height||3.8" (9.7 cm)|
|Weight||1.14 lb (0.5 kg)|