The Manfrotto 293 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ 494RC2 Ball Head & Quick-Release is the most compact ball head kit in the 290 series, folding up to a very portable 20.7" and weighing under 4 lb. The removable ball head includes the RC2 quick-release plate for easy exchanging of cameras or for switching to handheld shooting with your DSLR or other camera.
Outfitted with the included head, the 4-section 293 tripod supports loads up to 8.8 lb. Its three legs are independently adjustable, and their angles can be locked at 23° and 51°. The center column is three-faced, so it won't rotate, and the tripod collar has an anti-shock feature to protect your camera from accidental impact if the center column is retracted quickly.
The 494RC2 head features a friction-control knob and two grooves for 90° tilt.
|Load Capacity||8.8 lb (4 kg)|
|Maximum Height||58.1" (147.6 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||50.6" (128.6 cm)|
|Minimum Height||14.9" (37.9 cm)|
|Folded Length||20.7" (52.6 cm)|
|Weight||3.97 lb (1.8 kg)|
|Head Type||Removable ball head|
|Quick Release||Yes, RC2 plate|
|Diameter||Leg sections: 0.89" (22.5mm), 0.75" (19mm), 0.61" (15.5mm), 0.47" (12mm)|
|Head Attachment Fitting||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Leg Stages/Sections||3/4 (D-shaped)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip-lever (adjustable)|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes, 23° and 51°|
|Center Column Type||Rapid, non-rotating|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Bubble Level||Not specified by manufacturer|