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Manfrotto 294 - Monopod
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- The shortest lightweight aluminium monopod whilst extending to full height from the 290 series
- Fortified alloy tubes using an exclusive D shape provides superb stability
- 4 leg sections feature the professional, adjustable aluminium leg locks
- Solid aluminium upper disc with intergrated 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch threads for versatility
- Supports up to 5 kilograms
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|Item Dimensions||6.98 x 6.98 x 55.5 cm||51.56 x 7.11 x 7.11 cm||15.19 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm||58.93 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm||41.5 cm x 5 cm x 1.55 m||40 x 5 x 5 cm|
|Item Weight||0.54 kg||499 grams||270 grams||499 grams||1 gram||400 grams|
|Maximum Height||151 cm||1.51 m||—||1.51 m||155.6 cm||154 cm|
|Minimum Height||49 cm||49 cm||—||49 cm||41.5 cm||38 cm|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||—||3.99 kg||—||3.99 kg||—||10 kg|
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Supported Devices:Camera, Max Operating Height:151 cm, Max Supported Weight:5 kg, Min Operating Height:49 cm, Tripod Legs Lock Type:Flip lock lever, Tripod Legs Sections Qty:4
Manfrotto’s mission is to develop specific ranges of supports for the particular needs of all customers- taking into account different levels of skill and varied ambitions in photography. Every series has specific characteristics and intended applications, with products differing for every level of performance, features and complexity. However, all of the products share the Manfrotto attitude: to offer no more than the necessary features, as not to add unnecessary complexity and always providing the highest level of quality. This approach is very unique to Manfrotto, in a market that typically wants to offer everything to everyone at the lowest possible, good enough, quality. Manfrotto’s approach is clearly visible through its tech solutions and materials derived from the professional experience that translates into performance, effectiveness and durability. Manfrotto offers the most complete and wide range of products on the market, from the most technologically advanced and high performance solutions for advanced and pro users, to easy, compact and straight forward solutions for the most easy going and enjoyable shooting experience.
Besides the tripod, the monopod is the best way to hold a camera in situations where space is limited. The quantity and weight of the equipment carried on location needs to be kept to a minimum or where set up speed is essential. Correctly handled, the monopod supplies all the camera support you are likely to need, even for long lenses. Monopods are an important part of every photographer’s support equipment and the Manfrotto monopod range includes many different models, considering different materials (carbon fiber or aluminium), number of sections, payloads, locking technology, maximum height and compactness.
MM294A4, 294 Aluminum Monopod 4 Sections.
The MM294A4 is the 4 section monopod belonging to the 290 family. It is the best solution for compactness and light weight. The fortified alloy tube, constructed using the exclusive D-shape, ensures additional stability for a creative and enjoyable shooting experience. It has a solid aluminum upper disc with a versatile 1/4”-3/8” attachment for the camera and head. A comfortable and secure operation is also guaranteed thanks to the soft grip and angled wrist strap. Section diameters in mm are: 26, 22.5, 19, 15.5.
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Included is an adjuster for the leg locks this is clipped onto the tubes, simply open the locks out and you can tweak the tightness for each of the 3. Top platform is a larger strong plastic, a hand strap is just under (this can be rotated around) the foam grip is harder and resistant to damage but grippy enough to hold the monopod securely. One clever element is the build in 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch threads it takes both sizes with a spring loaded action.
Very happy with this for the price it's vastly better than you might expect (finishing is first class in every respect) it's capable of holding up to 5KG more than enough even for fairly weighty lenses. You don't get a head included or a case, but I wouldn't expect one for this price. Comes highly recommended it's light, extends a good height and is very well made indeed. Another winner from Manfrotto
Head - It doesn't come with any head so I would suggest getting the Manfrotto smooth ball head in order that you can smoothly move from shot to shot. Without this ball head I think it's rather restrictive.
Length / Height - The length that this Monopod goes to is impressive but it also retracts to a very portable compact size. This would be great for the travelling photographer who doesn't want to carry a cumbersome tripod all over the place.
Weight - The Monopod is lightweight and hardly weights anything which is great for travelling.
Safety - The hand strap is good for keeping the pole in reach but does make moving the stand more restrictive. I generally use this when using at events etc just in case some knocks the Monopod.
A great piece of kit, great for the travelling photographer / videographer.
A fantastic improvement to picture sharpness.
Very compact and would fit into standard cabin luggage (not recommended, though- you'd have to say goodbye to it at security!).
Price- value hard to beat; would recommend anytime!
If you're after a lightweight, compact travel monopod that can take up to 5 kg: look no further. This is the one to go for.
It's well made and sturdy though and has a clever spring loaded camera screw on the top which makes it compatible with 2 different sized tripod mount screw sizes. It also has a hand strap so it can be used as a walking pole.
More pluses than minuses but the minus is a biggie as makes it not ideal for my application so if you're tall and plan on using it with a CSC I'd not recommend it
As expected, a superb product. Sturdy clips and strong construction. Even their cheaper products are brilliant - would recommend to anyone looking for a more portable tool than a tripod.
I used this at RIAT to get the fast moving aircraft without having to hand-hold and they turned out superb. Pretty fast to pack up and run to a new location as well when needed.
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This is built like a tank and has a very reasonable weight to it.