Manfrotto MT290XTC3 tripod – One of the best all-round affordable tripods

Suitable for enthusiasts and pros alike, the Manfrotto MT290XTC3 has carbon composite legs and a magnesium casting, making it solid without being too heavy, at just over 2kg, including a head.



Other than it’s light weight and tough build, the key selling point of this tripod, is it’s flexibility. Each leg of the tripod can be adjusted to sit at four angles, including resting completely flat to get your camera into a low position. The rapid centre column also adds to the mix with it’s ability to extend the height of the tripod by over 20 cm and it can also be completely removed and flipped to get your camera into even greater extreme angles. It’s perfect for supporting your creativity.

Another great feature is the ability to easily tighten the adjustable leg locks using the key provided so that you can keep your tripod in top shape, for longer.

You can buy this tripod with or without a head, which means if you already have a compatible 3/8-inch thread you can use that. Or you can choose from a wide range of heads to find something more suitable to your needs.

We’ve got the Manfrotto 804RC2 3-way head on the MT290XTC3, which is perfect for landscape photography as it has a spirit level and a precision handles for making quick and accurate adjustments.


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