Excerpt: The Manfrotto MT294A3 is part of the 290 tripod range, designed to give strong stability with minimal weight making it ideal for a wide range of subjects indoors or out. It's available as a stand-alone tripod base or in kit-form with various heads. Here we review the £105 kit with the 804RC2 three-way head.
Pros: Solid metal construction, Excellent maximum height, Reversible centre column, Anti-shock collar
Cons: Limited leg splay of just two angles, No spikes on feet