Manfrotto Launches the 290 Three-way Foldable Head

Editor - 19th December 2012

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Manfrotto have announced the latest addition to the Manfrotto 290 tripod range, the Manfrotto 290 Three-way foldable head (MH293D3-Q2), specifically designed to maximise compactness and transportability, while also allowing accurate, precise framing and solid support of medium weight camera equipment.

A unique mechanism allows the handles to be ‘folded’ when the head is not in use. With the handles folded and running parallel, the head’s dimensions are dramatically reduced, thereby taking up less space when packed, and is easier and less cumbersome to carry. The body is made from Adapto, a special lightweight polymer which cuts down the weight of the head, yet offers high mechanical resistance for sturdy support. The head has three levelling bubbles (one for each axis of rotation) which make it easier and faster to get straight, well-framed images in-camera, thereby saving time in post-production. The Manfrotto MH293D3-Q2 quick release system allows the camera to be attached (or detached) safely in a second.

The head alone – SRP £54.95, along with

The new 290 Three Way Head from Manfrotto

three Manfrotto 290 kit variants in both aluminium and carbon fibre, starting from £119.95. More information about the MH293D3-Q2 foldable three-way head and about the Manfrotto 290 range in general, is available online at

Manfrotto Distribution Ltd

Unit 4 The Enterprise Centre

Kelvin Lane


West Sussex

RH10 9PE

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