"The Manfrotto 290 Xtra is the perfect solution in terms of stability for hobbyist photographers. The 290 Xtra is a 3-section tripod, the biggest in the 290 range, with aluminum leg tubes and special top casting enhancing rigidity, durability and performance. Its aluminum leg-locking levers are tension-adjustable, so they can be tightened to counteract any effects of aging and wear, keeping the tripod fully functional throughout its long lifespan. This tripod's key feature is its choice of four leg angle positions which maximize shooting creativity. Its rapid centre column adds flexibility and extends the min-max height range. A new rubber legwarmer guarantees comfortable grip and maximum ergonomics. The tripod comes with a dedicated shoulder bag ensuring comfortable portability at all times. The 290 Xtra comes in a kit with a center ball head specifically designed for compactness and transportability. Its broad, spherical movement together with its quick release plate mechanism enable rapid, easy framing. The head carrying the 200 PL plate is fully made of aluminum and features friction control to help photographers make the finest adjustments to their compositions even with heavy equipment.|Adjustable Aluminum locks: The adjustable leg locks allow the user to securely set the tripod up|Aluminum spidercast: The rock spider cast with its screw column lock allows a perfect tightening|Rubber Leg Warmer: Comfortable to use with a new distinct style that follows the 055 and 190 design guidelines|Premium Italian Design: A new distinct style with bold, clean shapes and lines dictated by function|Robust aluminum construction and ergonomic control|Reaches lowest Positions thanks to 4 leg angles|Shoulder bag included for easy transportation|Includes a Center Ball Head: specifically designed for compactness and transportability. Its broad, spherical movement together with its quick release plate mechanism enable rapid, easy framing."