Manfrotto reveals new 290 collection

August 7, 2015

The Manfrotto 290 collection includes the 290 Xtra, featuring four leg-angle positions. It is out in aluminium and carbon-fibre versions. Meanwhile, the revamped 290 Monopod includes an angled wrist strap. There is also a new three-way head. Prices start at £49.95. Visit

Press release

August 6th 2015 – Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, presents the new 290 collection.

A completely renewed range of tripods, kits and monopods, the new 290 range keeps the heritage of the previous 290 family, whilst upgrading to a new premium style with innovative functions.

Aimed at passionate hobbyists, the new collection is the perfect starting point for photographers who are developing their skills and gaining experience.

290 Xtra
The 290 Xtra boasts a completely new style and outstanding technical functions and allows users to realise their creative streak thanks to the flexibility offered with the new four leg-angle positions. Available in aluminium and carbon fibre, the robust construction and ergonomic control provide a constant rock solid support thanks to the adjustable aluminium leg lock. The carbon fibre version features lightweight carbon composite tubes. Coming with a dedicated shoulder bag, the 290 Xtra is the perfect companion for both indoor and outdoor photography.

290 DUAL
The 290 Dual represents the natural connection between the 290 and 190/055 tripod ranges. It has kept the sturdy construction of the 290 range and features the innovative 90° center column mechanism. When required, use one finger to lift up the centre column and swing it to the horizontal position without having to remove the camera or head. This feature, alongside the four leg-angle positions, enables the tripod to reach ground level. Boasting robust aluminium construction and ergonomic control, the 290 Dual is the ideal support for photographers to discover new shooting perspectives and express maximum creativity.

The updated 804 three-way head features new retractable levers with rubber handles. Thanks to the new levers and its Adapto body, the new 804 has become even more compact and lightweight.

The new 290 collection includes an updated version of the Manfrotto 290 Monopod. With new rubber legwarmers and an angled wrist strap, together with an upper disc with integrated ¼” and 3/8” attachment, the monopod represents a constant rock-solid support thanks to the adjustable aluminum leg lock. Also available in a carbon fibre four-section version.

Prices start from £49.95. For more information please see

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