The Manfrotto MK290LTA3-BHUS 290 Light Aluminum Tripod with
Ball Head: can hold up to 8.8 lb and extends from 16.4 to 56.7″ high. It weighs 3.6 lb and
folds down to 22.2″ for travel. The 3-section legs have two angle positions, and they
employ tension-adjustable leg locks to adjust the tripod’s height. A rubber grip on one of
the legs adds comfort when carrying the tripod.
Included with the tripod is the 494 Mini Ball Head with an RC2 quick release plate. The
lightweight head has a friction control knob that allows micro adjustments without
engaging the head-locking mechanism, and a large knob that locks both the ±90° tilt
and the 360° panning.