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Manfrotto - 290 Tripod with Fluid Video Head - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but fails to meet expectations

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    John
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    I had high hopes for this being a Manfrotto, after reading many reviews for various tripods I thought Manfrotto was a brand name that could be trusted. The tripod is very slick and looks very nice. The legs are very stable and easy to operate. Where this tripod fails greatly is in the design of the tightening bolts on the fluid head. They go from totally tight to all the way lose in 1/4 of a turn which limits your ability to have it finely adjusted. Also the tightening bolt that tightens the up and down movement doesn't get all the way tight, it seems like the bolt is not long enough. Because of these reasons and the price of the tripod I returned it. My search continues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Tripod

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    millertime
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    I like the build quality of this tripd and the features that allow to adjust heights and rotate. I do think the head is a little stiffer than I like, which is why I'm not giving 5 stars. I also like the way the legs extend, they are much more sturdy than some others I've used. I am very happy with it, though, and can see using it far into the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For my spotting scope

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    rheyvision
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    I ise this tripod for my spotting vortex spotting scope. Way better then my 209. Fuild head makes a big difference. I wish the knobs didnt feel cheap. The head unit is awesome. I feel confident with my 70D going on it and walking around with my spotting scope on it. I would recommend for entry level film maker. I would take this backpacking back country.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you are shooting video, fluid head is a must.

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    Videomam
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    I bought a cheap tripod without a fluid head and my videos were choppy. This tripod solved that issue for me. If you are serious about shooting video, using a tripod is a must. I would definetly recommend a fluid head tripod. Manfrotto to me is a solid brand for tripods. I own a non fluid head made by manfrotto and it is great for taking pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tripod with Fluid Head

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    CaptainSafety
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    This is an excellent tripod with a fluid head that allows for a smooth motion for taking video with my Panasonic LUMIX mirrorless camera. I tried a cheaper Manfrotto model without the fluid head and it was like night and day. I could wait to exchange it for the better one. Fluid head is the only way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Seth
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    Absolutely love the Manfrotto plate. I have never used a tripod that had a better camera locking mechanism for such a fair price. However, this tripod does not have a leveler which is a bit disappointing. Expect to pay about $50 more if that is important to you. My camera has a built in level view, so it is not that big of a deal to me, but to others I must warn you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best for video

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    NakNak
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    So I bought this for a surf competition to take surf videos and omg ... it's amazing. I switched from a monopod to this tripod and aside from the fact that it's a little heavy and doesn't fit in my camera bag, it's the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best video tripod

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    Hightech24
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    The Manfrotto 290 video tripod is a must have for anyone who wants to get the best possible pan's in their footage. This tripod offers lots of flexibility for getting those perfect shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod for the price

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    Jblaze
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    Sturdy, light, easy to use. Works as expected for a manfrotto tripod. Only reason why I didn't give it a 5 star is because a piece fell off. I easily enough put it back in place though. Other than that, great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod for Beginners

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    Manny
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    Tripod works very well for the price of this item. The video head is very fluid indeed which makes it easier to film. A bit heavier than what I would like but still it is a great piece of equipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds camera in place

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    Photonut
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    With some help from your staff I was able to get the stand I needed to hold my SLR in place . I was having trouble with the camera shaking and not getting the pictures I was waiting for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light and easy to carry

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    CyberBro
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    Great medium duty tripod for video or photo shoots on location. Portable, easy to carry. On my nature or trail projects I would strap it to my gadget bag or backpack. Small enough to keep in my car when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tripod!

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    Taryn
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    Very durable Atropos perfect for those heavy DSLR cameras! Easy swivel head makes shooting video and repositioning a breeze! Light weight so you can take it anywhere! Worth the price! I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very light but great for the cost.

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    WeddingFilmmaker
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    Got this last minute to film an event -- it's pretty light so a bit untrustworthy to use unmanned but otherwise works well, I have no complaints for the cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tripod

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    Granniecat
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    This is an excellent tripod for use with a camera or a spotting scope when bird watching. The fluid head assures a smooth horizontal adjustment It is lightweight so easy to carry

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fluid head but the tripod is too lightweight

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    ChrisC
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    If I had to take on tripod on a trip I would choose this one. Gives really stable shots but when you pan, the whole tripod wants to move.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent lightweight tripod, fluid head is a stretch

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    mataxis
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    For $200+ you get a decent lightweight tripod, but the fluid head description is a stretch. If you need truly fluid pans and tilts, look into a heavier duty manfroto.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent construction!

    Posted
    Dutch
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    Purchased a new Nikon D7500 DSLR camera and needed a new tripod. The AM at Best Buy in Danbury matched the price for me on a similar one on sale at Amazon and it was well worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good tripod for photo and video

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    Saddhamma
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    easy to use and has the feel of a very well made product which it is. Firm, locking extensions on legs of tripod and very smooth rotation of camera mount and base. Good balance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid construction

    Posted
    Roger
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    Good medium duty tripod. Maybe a little on the expensive side for what it is, but overall good product. I'm satisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend