Customer Reviews for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294

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Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294

MK294 Aluminum Tripod and Three-way Head Strong, stable and trustworthy, the Manfrotto 294 Kit provides the ideal tool for emerging and improving hobbyist photographers to develop their skills and passion for photography and video. Key features include professional aluminum and adjustable leg locks for unsurpassed stability. The kit is combined with a 3-way head to ensure maximum precision and smooth panning. The removable head allows the photographer to mount all original Manfrotto accessories, thereby upgrading to more sophisticated heads as skills improve and technical needs develop. Thanks to highly durable materials, sturdy construction and intuitive ergonomic controls, the Manfrotto 294 Series is an excellent solution that serves photographers for an extensive period of time. A long lasting solution with a solid performance. The ideal tripod to develop your skill and passion for photography and video. With a capacity of 11 lbs perfect for every camera from the most basic cameras to the high end models. Professional Three-Way Head The MK294 Kit comes with Manfrotto's professional 3-way head is the best solution for stability and precisions. It's ergonomic handles allow for quick and easy postioning. Quick Release System The MK294 Kit comes equipped with 2 standard 200PL-14 quick release plates, which also for more than one camera to be ready for use. The quick release plate system fits neatly under small-bodied still cameras up to SLR (even with tele lenses) or small medium format, or under small video cameras or spotting scopes. Its rubber pad gives a good grip without damaging the camera. This plate fits in all Manfrotto heads with the RC2 quick release system. Secondary Security Lock The 200PL-14 quick release camera plate features a secondary security lock so you can't accidentally release the plate (and camera) without meaning to. The lock stops the quick release lever from opening fully. Innovative Three-Faced Column Design The three-faced column prevents rotation to provide increased accuracy and steadfastness. The MK294A3-D3RC2 also features a new top casting made with high quality aluminum. Interchangeable Heads The removable head allows the photographer to mount all original Manfrotto accessories, thereby upgrading to more sophisticated heads as skills improve and technical needs develop. Large, Fortified Aluminum Alloy Tubes For Maximum Stability This tripod's column and legs are made from large aluminum tubes to maximize stability and compactness. Special Anti-Shock Collar The anti-shock collar protects your camera from accidental impact. Professional Grade Adjustable Aluminum Leg Locks Quick-action extension locks allow you to quickly and quietly set the tripod into position. A rock solid and reliable support with professional grade, adjustable aluminum leg locks. Non-Slip Rubber Feet Stable Camera Platform With Solid Aluminum Upper Disc This tripod features a stable camera platform with a high quality solid aluminum upper disc featuring a 3/8-inch universal attachment. Specifications: Finish/Material: Black Aluminum   Maximum Height With Extended Center Column: 71.3" (181 cm)   Maximum Height With Center Column Down: 59.8" (152 cm)   Minimum Height: 20.3" (51.7 cm)   Closed Length: 28.3" (72 cm)   Leg Angle Presets: 23°, 51°   Plate Type: 200PL-14 quick release plate   Leg Sections: 3   Leg Tube Diameters: 26, 22.5, 19 mm   Maximum Load Capacity:11.0 lbs. (5 kg)   Weight: 5.6 lbs. (2.5 kg) MB MBAG70N Tripod Bag The MB MBAG70N Tripod Bag is an unpadded ballistic nylon bag designed to carry Manfrotto tripod kits. The bags end cap is padded to offer protection to the tripod head. The zipper extends down the length of the bag, but also fully opens the top end of the bag. The end opening allows for faster "quiver" style extraction and insertion of the tripod. Tripod legs fit comfortably in the narrower end and extra space is allowed for the larger volume of the head at the wider end. Although the tripod kit can fit into the bag with all of the levers attached, this will be a tighter fit, it is recommended that the longest lever is removed.  The bag includes a shoulder strap. Due to the streamlined design this is the perfect bag for travel. Features: Ballistic nylon for durability   End cap is padded to offer protection to the tripod head, the rest of the bag is unpadded   Full length zipper   Bag is slightly tapered to provide a better fit for a tripod with the head attached. Carried by the attached shoulder strap   Water repellent fabric is specially treated to resist moisture Model: MK294
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Customer Reviews for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294
Review 1 for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:San Diego, CA
Date:December 1, 2012

Solid, Light, Full of Features, Simply the BEST

Pros: easy to use, lightweight, full of features, built to last, extra mounts, nice bag
Cons: none
Model Number: 294KIT
"So I'm not sure why the rest of the reviewers are complaining about the bag not fitting. All you have to do is remove the two handles for pan/tilt, which takes about 10-15 seconds. Are you really that lazy? It's really simple, and this tripod is a great value. Buy it, use it, love it. Simple."
Review 2 for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Scottsdale, AZ
Date:November 27, 2012

Very Disappointed

Pros: nice stabile tripod
Cons: does not fit in provided bag., inconvenient and messy travel configuration, manfrotto not standing by marketing material
"Tripod is very nice but does not fit into bag. The bag recommended on the Manfrotto web site is one size larger for this combination of tripod and head and therefore the included bag is the wrong size. I contacted Manfrotto and was told to disassemble the head to fit it into the bag that results in have 2 very greasy components with no where to go and a hassle to transport.
If you are not planning on using the bag this is a nice tripod but essentially the nicely designed bag is useless."
Review 3 for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:South Florida
Date:November 13, 2012

Excellent

Pros: quality
Cons: heavy but if you want light then spend a lot more
"I have tried several other well made tripods but this one beats all of them for quality of build and convenience. You can tell top notch quality simply with one look. This tripod is also available as a ball head for those who prefer it that way rather than 3 handles. For $150 this is an excellent purchase."
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Review 4 for Manfrotto Aluminum Tripod 3-way Head Bundle MK294
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Houston, TX
Date:October 7, 2012

Solid, stable and well constructed

Pros: high quality, stable, numerous configurations, adjustable leg angle, steardy, itallian made
Cons: hard to fit into bag (need to take knob off had), fairly heavy
"This is a very solid, well made tripod. I really like having two angle settings for the legs. Using the higher angle setting provides so much stability I almost dont worry about my kids running around near my camera (prone to knocking things over). This thing is solid, my last light weight tripod broke when I lost my balance and fell on it. Am sure this sturdy beast would easily survive such an incident. Is much heavier than tripods I have owned in the past, will notice it on long hikes. Dont like having to take a knob off to put it back in the bag, but is a minor frustration. Once the legs are extended height can be further adjusted by loosening a screw and then pull the head up an down to adjust - which works fine but my personal preference would have been a geared height adjustment, especially for taking video. I use this with a large DSLR, compact still camera and video camera, works well for each and is very stable even when using large lenses."