Gentec International has announced Manfrotto’s new 290-series three-way tripod head, part of Manfrotto’s 290 family of photo supports aimed at passionate hobby photographers who want to take their images to the next level. The new head offers no-nonsense professional features and top quality construction with practical, innovatively-engineered compactness and reduced weight.
Traditional three-way heads typically have long protruding handles that make fine adjustments on each axis easier, but also make the head bulkier to transport or carry. Manfrotto’s innovative three-way photo head features a unique folding design that makes it ultra-compact when closed. Incorporating Adapto, Manfrotto’s proprietary polymer, the compact head also offers considerable weight savings over heavier metal alloys while still being strong and secure, supporting up to four kilograms of camera equipment in any position and at any inclination. Three independent bubble levels—one for each axis of rotation—ensure that the camera can be precisely positioned.
The Manfrotto 290-Series Foldable Three-Way Head (MH293D3-Q2) is sold on its own at a suggested retail price of $89.95. The head is also available in two kits: the four-section, aluminum tripod kit (293A4D3Q2) and the four-section carbon fibre tripod kit (293C4D3Q2). Suggested retail prices are $239.95 and $369.95, respectively.
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