The Manfrotto 290 dual tripod kit is a great combination of 3-section aluminium tripod legs and a centre ball head that allows you to shoot stunning compositions from any angle. Its innovative features combined with a hefty 5kg maximum payload make it suitable for both professional and enthusiast photographers who want more control over their compositions.
The Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BH tripod is able to accommodate a payload weight of up to 5kg with ease, meaning that most DSLR or mirrorless cameras, even when used in conjunction with large zoom lenses, can be mounted and handled comfortably on this tripod and head combination.
90° Centre Column
The tripod features a patented centre column mechanism which allows it to be extended up vertically like a traditional tripod but also horizontally to unlock a completely unique perspective. This means you can take full advantage of the horizontal position of the column to fill your frame with your subject while capturing close up macro images among other things. It also allows you to capture professional product photography from directly above, or the opposite getting you low to the ground to capture creative landscape and nightscape imagery.
Multiple Leg Angles
The 3 section tripod legs can be independently opened to any of the 4 pre-set angles (25°, 46°, 66° or 88°) allowing you to stabilise your camera on uneven terrain. With the legs set at 88° you can shoot from near ground level to capture stunning, low angle perspectives.
Flip Leg Locks
The sections of all three legs are equipped with a flip style lock that can be locked or unlocked instantly, letting you adjust the camera position without losing focus on your shot. The tension-adjustable leg-locking levers ensure a consistently tight lock even after long-term repeated use.
Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head
The Manfrotto 496RC2 head can support a 6 kg payload, which is perfect suited for most professional and enthusiast photographers. The ball head also features a lateral tilt of 90° on either side allowing you to quickly change the camera orientation from horizontal to vertical without the need to unmount your camera. The dedicated knobs for friction control and locking keep the operation of the tripod straightforward and intuitive.
Quick Release Plate
The tripod head is equipped with a quick release system that allows you to take the camera off the tripod in one swift motion, releasing your camera so you can capture fleeting moments in a flash. By attaching separate quick release plates to other cameras in your kit, you can swap equipment just as quickly, saving you from missing important moments during events and giving you the flexibility to choose the right setup for the situation.
The Manfrotto 290 (MK290DUA3-BHUS) Kit is an incredibly versatile tripod and head combination that is designed especially for people who want to a flexible tripod solution that is sturdy and quick to setup.
Maximum Height (with Centre Column Down)
Legs Tube Diameter
19, 22.5, 26 mm
Carrying Bag Included
-90° / +90°
Independent Pan Lock
Independent Tilt Lock
-90° / +90°
Leg Lock Type
Maximum Working Temperature
Minimum Working Temperature
Upper Disc Diameter
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
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