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 23.2" 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/-90° tilt and the 360° panning.
Manfrotto offers two levels of Warranty:
"Standard Limited Warranty" comes with all products.
This warranty does not cover any defects or costs caused by:
• misuse and subsequent damage.
• modification, alteration, repair or service of this product by anyone other than Manfrotto;
• any use of the product other than that for which it was designed;
"Limited Conventional Warranty Extension", offered by Manfrotto as a special extension to the "standard" Warranty and is free of charge up to 5 years after the original purchase. To take advantage of the “Limited Conventional Warranty Extension” scheme, you must register your product with Manfrotto within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please go to http://www.manfrotto.com/warranty to register for the extended warranty.
Please ensure that you keep your receipt as proof of purchase for the warranty to be valid: you will need to send Manfrotto your receipt when you service or repair your product under warranty.